As a County Engagement Specialist in Nutrition and Health Education with a food science background, an area of work that I target is food safety. I am currently a certified proctor for ServSafe. I teach the ServSafe course on a as needed basis. I am also a certified instructor for the Produce Safety Alliance Grower training course.
M.S. Food Science, University of Missouri, 1991 Thesis: Investigation of Intramuscular Lipid Distribution and Retention of Total Lipids in Pork Loins B.S. Food Science and Nutrition, University of Missouri, 1989 Minor: ChemistryPublications: Rourke, Thomas J., Clarke Andrew D. and Meyer, James E. (1992) Microwave Cooking of Restructured Pork Roasts. Journal of Muscle Foods 3, 243-251.Grants: Healthy Lifestyles (HeLP) - $60,0,2008HEED Grant - $500,2006,HEED Grant -$200,1994,Awards and Honors: UMEA Meritorious Service Award,2002,Carl N. Scheneman Award,1994,Skills and Qualifications:MELD graduate,2005,ELD Team Memb2006 - 2009MELD Training team member 2008-2009Regional Information Technology Speciali1997-2001Quickbooks training team memb2000-2001County Program Direct2001 - 2018County Engagement Specialist -- 2019 to presentGlobal Foods team member - 2014 to 2015Certified ServSafe Instructor and Registered ServSafe Proctor for the National Restaurant Associati2009-presentProfessional AssociationsInstitute of Food TechnologisMember since 1989UMmember since 1996"