Panhandle Wildfire Relief Resources

Are you looking to help the residents of the Texas Panhandle who sustained losses due to recent wildfires?
Please visit this page for livestock supply points and information on how to make a monetary donation. Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service thanks you for your support of Texans.

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Cooking & Food Safety

We offer educational resources, including online certifications for Texas food handlers, on cooking and food safety. Whether you are a cottage food producer, a farmer’s market vendor or you are cooking for your family, our resources teach all Texans the basics of safe food handling, preparation, cooking, serving and storing.

Related Departments: Food Science & Technology, Nutrition

 

 

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Cooking Well Series

The Cooking Well Series is a suite of programs which includes various lessons of interactive classes with research-based information accompanied by a cooking component. Resources for this program are provided by county agents directly.
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Cooking & Food Safety

Publications

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This publication is for food managers in the food-service industry to learn proper food safety practices.

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This publication is for food managers in the food-service industry to learn proper food safety practices.

Esta publicación está destinada a que los administradores de alimentos de la industria de servicios de alimentos aprendan las prácticas adecuadas de seguridad alimentaria.

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This book explains how to produce high-quality flight quail that perform like wild bobwhite quail in the field.

Programs

We offer numerous free and affordable programs on agriculture and natural resources, family and community health, economic health and youth development. We also offer many volunteer opportunities. Browse the list below.
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These proven beef quality practices are simply better methods of doing the same jobs you’re already doing.

Program

The Texas 4-H Family & Community Health Program provides a variety of resources and opportunities to learn about nutrition, interior design, consumer education and more.

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Balancing Food & Play (grades 3rd-5th) was developed to address children’s health issues by developing lifelong healthy behaviors through nutrition, physical activity, and family engagement.

Courses

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This food handlers certification course, accredited with the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS), will allow food service employees, cottage food business operators, or others to meet the requirement of having a food handler or food safety course. Participants will learn basic food safety practices for the preparation of food and can print a food handlers card.

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Understanding the factors that increase nutrition risk is important to those who work with older populations. After completion of this module, volunteers will have a better understanding of the DETERMINE Nutrition Risk Assessment.

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This course is designed to educate people who want to start a cottage food production operation out of their residence in Texas. Through this course, individuals will gain knowledge of the Texas Cottage Food Law and general rules and best practices for preparing food safely.

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    Interested in selling food at a Texas farmers’ market? Need to know what permits are required? This one hour online course provides valuable information for potential vendors about the rules and regulations of Texas farmers’ markets.

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    This food handler course in Spanish, accredited with the Texas Department of State Health Services, will allow food service employees, cottage food business operators, or others to meet the requirement of having a food handler or food safety course. Participants will learn basic food safety practices for the preparation of food.

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    Learn how to manage high blood pressure through the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH). This one-hour course will help you understand the basics of healthy eating patterns so you can make changes to the foods you eat to help lower your blood pressure.

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    This course meets the training requirement related to animal food hygiene and food safety and address the following: FSMA requirements including training and documentation; Importance of employee health and personal hygiene; and Responsibilities of supervisors, management and employees involved feed manufacturing.

  • Publication

    This book explains how to produce high-quality flight quail that perform like wild bobwhite quail in the field.

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    Created by teachers, this multifaceted garden, nutrition, and physical activities curriculum is evidence-based and academically rich.

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    Spanish Version. Created by teachers, this multifaceted garden, nutrition, and physical activities curriculum is evidence-based and academically rich.

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    Set of five children’s books featured in the Learn, Grow, Eat & Go! curriculum.

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    This course discusses health communication, why it is needed, and the steps for building your own health communication plan.

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    Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) are intended to help prevent microbial, chemical and physical contamination of fresh produce at the farm level up to and including harvest. By adopting and implementing GAPs, you can identify the areas of highest risk and then start practices to prevent contamination from occurring.

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