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Housing

  • UW-Extension About the HouseHousing for Families and Communities.
    • About the House – answers to common home care questions
    • Information for Communities and Organizations – providing information sources for families and communities seeking to attain or provide affordable housing.
    • HomeWorks News – seasonal newsletters for new homeowners
    • Owning and Renting Resources including Rent Smart – teaching information designed to be the core of a community tenant education program
    • Publicaciones en Español – acerca de la Vivienda: Informaciòn para dueños y arrendadores. Housing publications in Spanish: Information for renters and home buyers

Nutrition & Food Preservation

  • Wisconsin Foods and Nutrition Programming
  • Food Safety and Health the premier resource for food safety & health information for Wisconsin consumers. Your source for up-to-date and research-tested information on food preservation, food safety, starting a small food business, and hot topics in food safety and health.
  • Food Safety in Your Home Everyone plays an important role in handling food safely. Learn how you can chill foods safely, cook foods to proper temperatures, store food safely, properly clean and wash surfaces, and separating food to prevent cross contamination.
  • Meat HACCPresearch-based help for small meat and poultry processors. Key resources on this site include:
    • THERM – a web-based program for evaluating deviation in raw product processing or handling.
    • HACCP Model Plans -jointly developed by the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (Food Safety division) and the University of Wisconsin-Extension for use by small and very small meat processors throughout the state.
  • Searchable file of food/nutrition tips from UW-Extension Enter a keyword and search for the information.
  • UW Extension Food and Nutrition Publications UW-Extension Food and Nutrition publications
  • Wisconsin First Think of Wisconsin first for research-based information on the safety and quality of dairy foods, meat and poultry, fruits and vegetables and more! Food Science Extension specialists offer expert advised in the areas of meat safety, good agricultural practices (GAPs) and fruit and vegetable safety, dairy foods and consumer food safety and health. Through research and training, we strive to maintain and improve the safety, variety and quality of food products available in Wisconsin and throught the world.

Foods and Nutrition

  • American Dietetic Association The Web site offers an updated search engine to help you locate the wealth of content accurately and quickly. ADA members will have rapid access to the vast array of professional resources, including exclusive member-only content. Visit us often to get timely, science-based food and nutrition information you can trust.
  • Dietary Guidelines for Americans The Dietary Guidelines for Americans has been published jointly every 5 years since 1980 by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Department of Agriculture (USDA). The Guidelines provide authoritative advice for people two years and older about how good dietary habits can promote health and reduce risk for major chronic diseases. The Dietary Guidelines serve as the basis for Federal food and nutrition education programs.
  • Diet analysis: www.usda.gov/cnpp
  • Food & Nutrition Information Center (USDA)The Food and Nutrition Information Center – a leader in food and human nutrition information dissemination since 1971. Provides credible, accurate, and practical resources for nutrition and health professionals, educators, government personnel and consumers.
  • Food Safety: For food safety information about meat, poultry, or egg products, call the toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline at 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854); for the hearing -impaired (TTY) 1-800-256-7072. The Hotline is staffed by food safety experts weekdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Eastern time. Food safety recordings can be heard 24 hours a day using a touch-tone phone. Information is also available from the FSIS Web site: http://www.fsis.usda.gov
  • Food Safety:http://foodsafety.cas.psu.edu/presqueryform.cfm
  • Food Safety: Gateway to government food safety information. http://www.foodsafety.gov/
  • Food Safety:National Center for Home Food Preservation is your source for current research-based recommendations for most methods of home food preservation. The Center was established with funding from the Cooperative State Research, Education and Extension Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture (CSREES-USDA) to address food safety concerns for those who practice and teach home food preservation and processing methods.
  • Home Canning: http://www.freshpreserving.com/pages/home/1.php
  • Home Canning:http://www.homecanning.com/can/
  • Pressure Canning Testing – Before you use your pressure canner for a season of food preservation, bring it to the Dodge County UW-Extension office at 127 E Oak Street, Juneau. Drop off the pressure canner lid and gauge for testing. We will call you when we have checked the accuracy of your dial gauge. An accurate dial helps assure you of canning temperatures high enough for safe canning. If you need results in less than 24 hours, please call 920-386-3790 to schedule an appointment. Fee $3.00
  • Complete Guide to Home Canning: Agriculture Information Bulletin No. 539, 1994 http://foodsafety.cas.psu.edu/presqueryform.htm
  • Ingredient Substitution:http://www.oznet.ksu.edu/humannutrition/INGSUB.htm
  • Look up calories/nutrients in a food
  • My Pyramid Food Guide MyPyramid food patterns are designed for the general public ages 2 and over. They are not therapeutic diets for specific health conditions. Those with a chronic health condition should consult with a health care provider to find a dietary plan that is right for them.
  • Nutrition Providing easy, online access to government information on food and human nutrition for consumers.
  • Nutrition Facts Label How to Understand and Use the Nutrition Facts Label.
  • Nutrition and Physical Activity (CDC) Proper nutrition is critical to good health. Regular physical activity reduces the risk for many diseases, helps control weight, and strengthens muscles, bones, and joints. For older adults, it can also reduce the risk for falls. Increases in obesity — among both adults and children — have prompted concern about the implications for Americans’ health. Many factors contribute to this complex health issue. This website is searchable on topics of nutrition and physical activity.
  • Meals for You
  • Stain Removal: Ohio Sate University http://ohioline.osu.edu/outside/stainrem.html
    Ohio State University http://ohioline.osu.edu/lines/home.html
    Kiwi Web http://www.chemistry.co.nz/stain.htm

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