Nutrition & Wellness

Health is important to you and your family.

From food safety to chronic disease prevention and management to overall nutrition, Illinois Extension is committed to helping families across the state and beyond live the best versions of their lives. A variety of health and wellness programs and training opportunities are available for individuals, community groups, childcare providers, food service staff, and more through the Nutrition and Wellness team. 

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Free Pressure Canner Testing

Dial pressure canner gauges need to be tested once a year. Over time, a dial gauge’s calibration can become inaccurate and show an incorrect pressure. If the pressure is even slightly lower than recommended, the internal temperature of the food will not be high enough to kill all the bacteria, and harmful toxins can build up and cause illness or death.

To get your pressure canner dial gauge tested, drop off your lid at the Livingston, McLean or Woodford County Extension office. Once the lid is tested, you will be contacted about the results and for pick up.

Pressure canner testing is available at other Extension offices around the state as well. For more home preservation resources, visit the state Nutrition and Wellness page

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