Healthy Foods, Safe Foods
Many people across Minnesota work to provide access to fresh food, and we all want that food to be safe. Some of the healthiest food requires extra attention and precautions to ensure it is safe — think sprouts and fresh, cut fruit. Some of the safest food is not very healthy such as potato chips and sugar-sweetened beverages. How do we continue providing Minnesotans with fresh food that supports their health while trying to understand the requirements of multiple state codes?
Extension Center for Family Development and the Minnesota Department of Health partnered and developed an action guide and toolkit. Both food safety and access to healthy food are important, and through the partnership we discovered there are many opportunities to collaborate for a healthy, food supply.
Healthy Food, Safe Food — This partnership between Extension and Minnesota Department of Health conducted a formative evaluation to aid in developing a plan of action to address regulatory barriers to improve access to healthy foods, while simultaneously maintaining and enhancing food safety.
Food Safety — Resources for food industry and consumers on preventing food-borne illness, regulations, preservation methods such as canning, and preparing food safely.