Posted in education, food safety, Local food in the news, tagged Bethel, certified food protection manager (CFPM), education, encouragement, Fairbanks, food safety, Jasmine Shaw, Julie Cascio, Juneau, king salmon, Palmer, produce, public health, restaurants, Sitka, UAF Cooperative Extension Service, Valdez on February 13, 2017|
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Monday, Feb. 20, is the registration deadline for a certified food protection manager workshop being taught on Monday, March 6, by University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service. This is an all-day statewide class that will be offered by videoconferencing to Bethel, Fairbanks, Juneau, Palmer, Sitka and Valdez.
A certified food protection manager (CFPM) is responsible for monitoring and managing all food establishment operations to ensure that the facility is operating in compliance with food establishment regulations.
A CFPM is knowledgeable about food safety practices and uses this knowledge to provide consumers with safe food, protect public health and prevent food-borne illnesses. Alaska regulations require food establishments to have at least one CFPM on staff.
This course takes place from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (with a half-hour lunch), and participants will take a computer-based exam at the end of the class. The reason the deadline is two weeks before the class is to guarantee course materials reach all the students in time for the class. The cost is $200, and the course will be taught by Julie Cascio of Palmer. Students can register here.
The Sitka videoconference for the class will take place in Room 106 at the University of Alaska Southeast Sitka Campus. To learn more, contact Jasmine Shaw at the Sitka District Office of the UAF Cooperative Extension Service at 747-9440, or contact Julie Cascio at (907) 745-3360 (Palmer number) or firstname.lastname@example.org. Note, this class is taught in English but textbooks are available in Korean, Chinese and Spanish, just contact Julie at least three weeks before the class.
Also, the ServSafe book ($70) and certification exam ($75) now are available online, if people want to order the book and study independently without taking the class. Just go to this website and purchase the book and exam items.
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Posted in Alaska Food Policy Council, Food choices, food security, Local food in Alaska projects and research, Local food in the news, Sitka Local Foods Network, Sitka Local Foods Network in the news, tagged 2014 Good Food Org Guide, 2015 Good Food Org Guide, 2016 Good Food Org Guid, Alaska Community Agriculture, Alaska Food Coalition, Alaska Food Policy Council, Alaska Sustainable Fisheries Trust, Alaskans Own Seafood, education, encouragement, food, food security, Food Tank, James Beard Foundation, Kenai Peninsula Food Bank, Kids' Kitchen Inc., Sitka, Sitka Local Foods Network, Southeast Soil and Water Conservation District, UAF Cooperative Extension Service on October 13, 2016|
The Sitka Local Foods Network is one of 11 Alaska food organizations included in the Food Tank and James Beard Foundation‘s 2016 Good Food Org Guide, released on Oct. 17. This year’s third annual guide expands on last year’s second list and is more than triple the size of last year’s inaugural offering.
According to the Food Tank website, ‘This definitive guide highlights nonprofit organizations that are doing exemplary work in the United States in the areas of food and agriculture, nutrition and health, hunger and obesity, and food justice. Only nonprofit, scholarly, and municipal initiatives have been selected in order to spotlight efforts that are focused on community building and engagement, advocacy, and service.”
The guide is meant to be a definitive resource that highlights the exemplary work non-profit organizations in the United States are doing on food and agriculture, nutrition and health, hunger and obesity, and food justice.
In addition to the Sitka Local Foods Network, the other Alaska groups included in the guide for the third straight year are the Alaska Food Coalition, the Alaska Food Policy Council, the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank, and Kids’ Kitchen, Inc of Anchorage. Making the guide for the second year are the Alaska Sustainable Fisheries Trust/Alaskans Own Seafoods of Sitka, the Southeast Soil and Water Conservation District of Juneau, the University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service, and Alaska Community Agriculture of Fairbanks. New to the guide this year are the Alaska Farmland Trust of Palmer and the Calypso Farm and Ecology Center of Fairbanks.
You can view the online version of the 2016 Good Food Org Guide by clicking this link, or you can download a hard copy of the 2016 Food Org Guide by clicking the link below.
• Food Tank and James Beard Foundation’s 2016 Good Food Org Guide
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Posted in Cooking, education, Fish and game, Food choices, Food preservation, food security, Gardens, greenhouse, Livestock, Local food in Alaska projects and research, Local food in the news, traditional foods, tagged 4-H program, Alaska, cooking, discovery and exploration, education, encouragement, Food preservation, foraging, fresh air, gardening, get more kids outdoors, Get Out, Get Out Sitka!, Have you been outdoors today?, healthy physical activity, Jasmine Shaw, programs, recreation opportunities, Sitka, Sitka Conservation Society, Sitka Spruce Tips 4-H program, Sitka Spruce Tips 4H Club, Southeast Alaska, too much time indoors, tracks, trails, UAF Cooperative Extension Service, UAS Sitka Campus on October 13, 2016|
Sitka youth ages 5-18 and their parents are invited to an open house from 4-6 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 12, at the University of Alaska Southeast Sitka Campus for the Sitka Spruce Tips 4-H program.
The Sitka Spruce Tips 4-H program offers a variety of programs for kids, including gardening, biking, photography, hiking/expeditions, healthy living, climbing, shooting sports, and environmental stewardship. The program focuses on the Alaska Way of Life, with a variety of activities common to life in Sitka.
The program is coordinated by the Sitka Conservation Society, in partnership with the Sitka District Office of the University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service (which operates the Alaska 4-H program throughout the state). For more information about the Sitka Spruce Tips 4-H program, contact Jasmine Shaw of the UAF Cooperative Extension Service in Sitka at 747-9440 or email@example.com.
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