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Sep 20, 2021

As students, parents and caretakers adjust to a physical return to classrooms this fall, the USDA has issued a reminder about handling frozen foods safely. When it comes to packing lunches, preparing after-school snacks, or quick, convenient dinners between after-school activities, frozen foods – especially not-ready-to-eat frozen chicken products – are a popular option. However, K-State Research and Extension nutrition specialist Sandy Procter says there are food safety concerns to be aware of and that checking the product instructions on the package is the first step in safely preparing frozen foods.

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.