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By Sonya McDaniel
OSU Cooperative Extension has great tips for homeowners to make their house a safe, healthy and stress-free environment. Of course, the information provided is based on reliable research which is proven to be effective and safe.

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OSU Cooperative Extension has great tips for homeowners to make their house a safe, healthy and stress-free environment. Of course, the information provided is based on reliable research which is proven to be effective and safe.

Sonya McDaniel is the Family and Consumer Science Extension Educator for Pottawatomie County. Her job is to deliver information over basic home economic skills to the public. She has 15 years of experience in teaching basic family relations, nutrition and meal planning, family budgeting and household management through the OSU system.

She owns a small farming operation with her husband in southern Pottawatomie County where they raise hair sheep, goats and cattle. They are busy keeping up with an on-the-go child, 5 dogs and one giant cat. Sonya definitely understands that running a home and family takes thought, time and money which all seem to be in limited supply!

Oklahoma Cooperative Extension service does not discriminate because of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, or status as a Vietnam-era veteran and is an equal opportunity employer.

Email: sonya.mcdaniel@okstate.edu

Website: www.oces.okstate.edu/pottawatomie

Facebook: Pottawatomie County OSU Extension
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By Sonya McDaniel
May 24, 2013 12:01 a.m.

Who doesn’t like to start the summer with an old fashion Memorial Day cookout!  But, make sure your guests don’t leave your party with more than fond memories of a good burger and game of horseshoes.
Although no one likes to talk about it!  Food borne illness happens more from individual homes then restaurants.  The Partnership for Food Safety – FightBac.org is a great place for simple tips to keep your family food safe.  Here is a great article from their site specifically for grilling precautions.
Here are my BIG top 2 –
WASH YOUR HANDS, often! 
Don’t put cooked meat where raw meat has been! 
They have a few more …
http://www.fightbac.org/safe-food-handling/safety-in-all-seasons/132-grill-master
 

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