Jul 18, 2017
According to the Food and Drug Administration, a lot has changed in the way food is produced and distributed. Today, food comes from all over the world and nearly 50 percent of the money spent on food goes to buy food that others prepared – like “take out” and fast food. Another thing that’s changed is our awareness and knowledge of illnesses that can be caused by harmful bacteria in food. We know that some people, including those 65 and older, are more susceptible to getting sick from bacteria in food. K-State Research and Extension food scientist Karen Blakeslee says seniors who handle food safely can help keep themselves healthy.
Sound Living is a weekly public affairs program addressing issues related to families and consumers. It is hosted by Jeff Wichman. Each episode shares the expertise of K-State specialists in fields such as child nutrition, food safety, adult development and aging, youth development, family resource management, physical fitness and more.
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K‑State Research and Extension is a short name for the Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, a program designed to generate and distribute useful knowledge for the well‑being of Kansans. Supported by county, state, federal and private funds, the program has county Extension offices, experiment fields, area Extension offices and regional research centers statewide. Its headquarters is on the K‑State campus in Manhattan.