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Food and Nutrition Before, During and After Disasters

Wed February 24, 2021: 11:00 am-12:30 pm EST

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Image of a collection of pantry items such as grains, seeds, and cans of food.

About This Session:

Obtaining safe food before, during, and after disasters or hazards, such as a hurricane or a pandemic, is a necessity for survival. In this webinar, our partners from the Defense Commissary Agency share what they do to keep our food safe and what you should be shopping for before disasters hit. Additionally, Extension faculty from the University of Florida will share first-hand accounts of helping communities and individuals procure and prepare safe, healthy foods during and after a disaster.

Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to:
1. Determine healthy meal preparation practices during a disaster, including special diet considerations.
2. Identify safe food practices for before, during, and after a disaster.
3. Describe the safe handling of drinking water before, during, and after a disaster.
4. State the mission of the DeCA’s Public Team.
5. Explain what the DeCA Public Health Team does to assist our stores during emergencies/ disasters.
6. Describe how DeCA’s Public Team assistance to the stores affects our patrons during emergencies/ disasters.

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Kendra Zamojski
Family and Consumer Sciences
Regional Specialized Agent
UF/IFAS Extension
Northwest District
University of Florida

LuAnn Duncan, MS
Extension Agent III
Family and Consumer Food and Systems
University of Florida IFAS Extension, Sumter County

Richard C. Stith, Jr. MS, CFSM
Chief, Public Health Division

Kirsten O’Nell, MS
Health & Wellness Coordinator
Defense Commissary Agency

Continuing Education (CE) Credit

1.5 CPEUs for RDNS and NDTRs pending approval

Session Materials

This session is part of the 2021 Military Family Readiness Academy series entitled Disaster and Hazard Readiness in Action. Participants can choose from a range of sessions that will prepare providers to support the readiness and wellbeing of military families during disasters and hazards in areas such as caregiving, children and family needs, nutrition, and finances.

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