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About lisabarlage

Lisa is an Extension Educator, Ohio State University Extension, Ross County/Ohio Valley. Her specialization is health and wellness. She enjoys working with diabetic groups, workplaces, youth wellness programs, and extending community programs by working with other agencies. She is married and has a daughter who is a Buckeye. In her free time she enjoys attending her local farmers market, Ohio State Buckeye sports, and reading.

Be Food Safe at Your Tailgate

Football season is in full swing and many of us are headed off to a tailgate party before the game or a big viewing party at a friend’s home. While we typically plan ahead to make sure we have enough … Continue reading

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“Is It Done Yet?”

How many times have you heard “Is it done yet?” when you are fixing a meal? It doesn’t matter if it is the Thanksgiving turkey or a grilled burger or pork chops – they can’t seem to wait until it … Continue reading

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Be Food Safe With Berries

Berry season is already upon us! Fresh berries can provide many wonderful nutrients that may decrease our risk of cancer and heart disease. To get the most out of those berries we need to be “food safe” when picking, selecting, … Continue reading

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What Should I know about the Listeria Recalls?

Several large Listeria recalls have been in the news lately, so while I know it is a foodborne illness, I’m guessing many of you have the same question. What is Listeria and how do I protect my family? Listeria is … Continue reading

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Food Safety for the “Occasional Quantity Cook”

Are you an “Occasional Quantity Cook”? Are you the person who organizes the chili dinner at church, concessions for the school booster club, or even a huge family reunion? If you answered “yes” to one of more of those questions, … Continue reading

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Why Not Set a Food-Safety Resolution for the New Year?

As you set your New Year’s resolution I’m sure you didn’t include being food safe. How often does someone in your home have stomach related illnesses after a family gathering? Do you wonder if it was food poisoning from improper … Continue reading

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Safely Mail Packages to the Military and Family Members

Would you like to safely sendoff homemade or local products to friends or family in the military? Or send a food package to family members who live thousands of miles away? There are tips to ensure your package arrives safely … Continue reading

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