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Mar 31, 2020

In our second episode of this special second season of The Extension Files, we’re again speaking with a pair of K-State Research and Extension food safety specialists about ways to teach children to handle and prepare food safely as well as maintain good personal hygiene. And because it’s that time of year, we talk about keeping food safe when bad weather strikes, causing power outages – especially as many of us are trying to make sure we have enough food stored up.

Just like you, we have a lot of questions about how to manage our new reality in this sudden, new era of physical distancing, self-quarantining, and trying to flatten the curve of COVID-19’s spread in Kansas.

So here on The Extension Files, we’re going to do our best to bring you as many K-State Research and Extension experts as we can and learn from their unbiased research and expertise so we can cope while we’re cooped up.

Guests for this episode:

  • Karen Blakeslee is the coordinator of the Rapid Response Center for K-State Food Science faculty as well as Human Nutrition faculty to answer questions about food. She is a member of the Department of Animal Sciences and Industry in the College of Agriculture and is based in Manhattan.
  • Londa Nwadike, assistant professor and extension consumer food safety specialist with a unique joint appointment for Kansas State University and the University of Missouri. She works at K-State’s Olathe campus and Mizzou’s Jackson County office.

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The Extension Files is a product of K-State Research and Extension, which is Kansas State University’s outreach and education system. We have an office in every one of Kansas’ 105 counties.

The goal for K-State Research and Extension is to be everyday Kansans’ trusted source for relevant, unbiased research and information to help people, businesses and communities solve problems, develop skills and build a better future.

In Kansas, extension agents’ expertise and deep network of connections cover a wide array of topics:

  • food (from livestock and crop production to preparation and preservation)
  • families and community
  • 4-H youth development
  • finances
  • health in all stages of life
  • gardening
  • landscaping
  • … and much more

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