P. O. Box 789
Attlanta, Michigan 49709
Health an Nutrition Institute
Karen L. Fifield, LLMSW
My position with MSU Extension is Food Safety Educator. My home office is in Montmorency County. I have worked for Extension for 19 years covering a variety of topics. In Extension I have presented these programs as a PA; 4-H, Better Kid Care, Parenting, Sustainable Communities, Snap-Ed and special projeccts. Food Safety is one of my favorite trainings to present. My philosophy is to work with individuals by bringing them in and participate in the process. Do be prepared to be active in my program.
Under the heading of Food Safety I teach a National program called ServSafe, this program provides training and a certificate after passing a national exam at 75% or better grade. There is a format to teach this program in 8 or 16 hour sessions. There is also a 4 ServSafe class that provides infomation without an exam. Food Preservation is taught using approved science based preservation methods, taking food from the garden to the jar. I also teach Cottage Foods; this is an entrepreneurial program directed to those individuals that may like to start their own small food business.
December 28, 2017 | Eating raw or uncooked cookie dough can change your plans for the holiday.
December 28, 2017 | Holiday meals are an opportunity to share your desire to keep food safe with family and friends.
December 27, 2017 | Keep food safe even when cooking at home.
December 18, 2017 | Follow science-based canning methods to avoid the growth of germs that can cause botulism.
December 18, 2017 | Follow these food safety tips to run a successful bake sale.
December 15, 2017 | How to avoid contaminating food with an allergen.
December 15, 2017 | Identifying potential food allergens can help you avoid them.
December 15, 2017 | Food preservation can be a family event.
December 14, 2017 | How safe is your cutting board? Use these tips to help you maintain cutting boards and choose new ones.
December 8, 2017 | Infection from parasites can be avoided if proper hygiene, cooking and safety precautions are used.