The fourth installment of the weekly “Ask the West Virginia University Extension Expert” live Q&A session will address outdoor cooking, barbecuing and food safety. The session takes place Wednesday (May 14) from noon to 1 p.m., online on WVU Extension’s Facebook page.

During the session, experts will answer user-submitted questions about keeping and preparing foods at proper temperatures and cooler safety. They can even dish out of few healthy recipes for those considering a Memorial Day weekend cookout.

Liz Metheny, a families and health agent with WVU Extension Service in Hardy County, and Beverly Glaze, a registered dietician and programming specialist for Extension’s Family Nutrition Programs, can answer questions regarding food safety and preventing foodborne illness. They can also provide healthy recipes for the entire family, including diabetic-friendly versions of a few dishes.

Trying to determine how to select the best cut of meat for your outdoor meal? Debbie Friend, WVU Extension Service Braxton County agriculture and natural resources agent, can provide tips for selecting meats.

Weekly sessions of “Ask the WVU Extension Expert” will continue throughout the month of May and cover gardening and summer youth topics.

During the live Q&A on May 21, participants can get advice on how to select a camp for youth and ensure that they have a meaningful camp experience.

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