Journal of NACAA

Smoking and Grilling Foods: Enhancing Learning through a Collaborative Multi-Disciplinary Approach

ISSN 2158-9429

Volume 16, Issue 2 - December 2023

Editor: Linda Chalker-Scott


Smoking and grilling foods is very popular across the U.S. Despite the popularity, many individuals have limited knowledge of safe food handling practices, meat selection, and specific cooking techniques.  In 2019, a Family and Consumer Sciences Extension Educator and an Agricultural Livestock Extension Educator collaborated to develop a cross-discipline hands-on smoking and grilling foods program intended to build knowledge, skill, and confidence in participants through an interactive format. This program successfully trained 146 adult participants in six workshops. This program facilitated the opportunity for each Extension Educator to reach a population demographic that is typically underserved through their regular Extension programming.

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