A yearlong program designed to help individuals lose weight and lower their risk for developing Type 2 diabetes will be offered in Fairbanks, beginning April 1. Leslie Shallcross, an agent with the University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service, will lead the National Diabetes Prevention Program. The class will focus on making gradual changes in exercise, diet and stress management that have been shown to delay or prevent the onset of diabetes. Read more
The Alaska 4-H program will host free health and nutrition activities March 14 for elementary school-aged youths in Fairbanks. First- to sixth-graders may participate in nutrition, cooking and fitness activities led by teens who have been trained as teachers through the 4-H Healthy Habits Champs program. The spring break session will be offered from noon to 4 p.m. in Room 108 of the old University Park Building, 1000 University Ave. Read more
The University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service will offer four food preservation classes in Fairbanks this spring, beginning March 16. Fairbanks agent Leslie Shallcross will lead the classes. The first workshop will focus on canning fish and meat. Participants will learn the proper use of a pressure canner for jarring fish and other meat and will practice canning their own jars. The workshop will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Room 154 of the University Park Building, 1000 University Ave. Read more
Food safety management training will take place by videoconference April 2 in seven Alaska communities. Locations for the certified food protection manager workshop include Fairbanks, Palmer, Unalaska, Valdez, Juneau, Sitka, Skagway and other communities as requested. The University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service will offer the workshop from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. State regulations require that all food establishments have at least one certified food protection manager to ensure compliance with food safety regulations. Read more
- 3 Ways to Give Your Savings Account a Little BoostFeb. 25 – March 2 is America Saves Week! This post is shared from the America Saves Week team. Extension has more information about saving and money management online. By Tammy Bruzon, America Saves Digital Engagement Strategist What does “saving the extra” mean to you? Whether it is putting change in a piggy bank or moving everything not … Continue reading 3 Ways to Give Your Savings Account a Little Boost
- 6 Fun ways to Save as a FamilyFeb. 25 – March 2 is America Saves Week! This post is shared from the America Saves Week team. Extension has more information about saving and money management online. 6 Fun Ways to Save As a Family By Janet Alvarez, WiseBread.com Meeting financial goals as a family can be challenging. But inspiring your family to … Continue reading 6 Fun ways to Save as a Family
- Palmer food preservation seriesMat-Su District Cooperative Extension agent Julie Cascio will teach six food preservation classes in Palmer this spring, beginning March 2. The classes will meet Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Room 208 of Kerttula Hall at the Matanuska Experiment Farm and Extension Center. All classes will include a lab in which participants practice … Continue reading Palmer food preservation series
- Canner gauge testing in Juneau Feb. 1!Canned Food Month begins Feb. 1 and the Juneau Cooperative Extension office will kick off the month with a full day of pressure canner gauge testing. Dial gauges will be tested for free from 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Feb. 1 at Extension’s district office at 712 W. 12th St, Suite 1. Juneau agent Sarah … Continue reading Canner gauge testing in Juneau Feb. 1!