Contact information for food, health and nutrition
Food and nutrition
For foodservice managers and employees
Renew your food manager certification through our online course.
Check the registration and access section if you have a technical question about the online course, including how to print certificate of completion.
Still have a question? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Extension no longer offers initial food manager certification. Visit Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) to find answers to all Certified Food Manager (CFM) questions including where and when classes are offered, if your certification has expired, how to process your paperwork and more.
For food entrepreneurs
Contact Joellen Feirtag (email@example.com) for information on consulting services and fees.
For home preservers or home cooks
You can find many answers on this website—try:
- Instructions for canning, freezing, drying, pickling, or other preserving topics.
- Storing food, dates on food products, etc.
- Sanitation and illness
Still have questions? Call or email our AnswerLine.
Are you looking for reliable, research-based answers to your everyday questions? Then AnswerLine is for you! The AnswerLine staff have been answering consumers questions for over 30 years. Contact AnswerLine to get information about:
- Safely cooking, canning and freezing foods.
- Cleaning stains and mildew from homes and clothes.
- Dealing with floods and other household issues.
1-888-393-6336 (South Dakota)
Calls are answered Monday through Friday between 9 a.m.–12 noon and 1–4 p.m. Only those calling from a Minnesota, Iowa or South Dakota area code will be able to access the AnswerLine phone service.
You can also send an email.
AnswerLine is brought to you by University of Minnesota Extension and Iowa State University Extension, with support from USDA, the state of Minnesota, county governments and grants.
Direct other questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed) — Contact a SNAP-Ed staff near you on the SNAP-Ed site.
Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) — contact Cassandra Silveira.
Systems and food networks:
- Systems Approaches for Healthy Communities
- Food networks
- Minnesota food charter
- Minnesota food charter network: Engagement
- Healthy food, safe food
Email us for general questions.
Physical and mental health
For questions on health insurance, health care directives, long term care decisions and protecting the health of older adults contact us using the form below.