Food Preparation and PreservationMajor Program

9775

Total Hours

Contributed.

42751

Contacts

with Local Stakeholders.

30

Hours

of Multistate Efforts.

228

Total Number

of Volunteers Engaged.

Program Indicators

Number of individuals who reported preparing more healthy home-cooked meals

6157

Number of pints of fruits, vegetables or fruit/vegetable products canned through water bath canning (e.g. pickles, jams, jellies, sauces)

8460

Number of individuals who demonstrated safe handling and preparation and/or preservation of food

3735

Number of individuals who reported improved knowledge, opinions, skills, or aspirations regarding the safe storage, handling, preparation and/or preservation of food

11857

Number of pints of vegetables, soups, meats, or other value-added products canned through pressure canning

9281

Number of pints of fruits or vegetables frozen

5617

Number of pints of fruits or vegetables dried

1155

Number of Food Preservation Workshop participants

1433

Number of Food Preservation Workshop participants reporting an increase in food preservation skills

1027

Stories

Cooking Camp In a Bag

University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension offices are usually busy places in the summer, buzzing with young people learning lots of life skills in day camps that cover cooking, gardening, sewing and a plethora of other activities. The COVID-19 pandemic has quashed all that, but extension educators believe if theres a will, theres a way.In a three county effort, the idea for a Day Camp in a Bag was implemented. In Carroll County the FCS Agent, 4-H Agent and the regional Supplemental Nutrition ...

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Cooking Camp In a Bag

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