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Profile for Jim Meyer

Jim  Meyer

Jim Meyer
COUNTY ENGAGEMENT SPECIALIST IN NUTRITION AND HEALTH EDUCATION
MU Extension in Ralls County
311 South Main, Courthouse
PO Box 540
New London, MO 63459
Phone: 573-985-3911
Fax: 573-985-3913
Email: MeyerJE@missouri.edu


Counties served: Marion, Pike, Ralls

Areas of work

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.

 

 

Professional background

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: Chemistry

Publications: 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) - $60,000, 2008

HEED 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 Member – 2006 - 2009

MELD Training team member 2008-2009

Regional Information Technology Specialist – 1997-2001

Quickbooks training team member – 2000-2001

County Program Director – 2001 - 2018

County Engagement Specialist -- 2019 to present

Global Foods team member - 2014 to 2015

Certified ServSafe Instructor and Registered ServSafe Proctor for the National Restaurant Association – 2009-present

Professional Associations

Institute of Food Technologists – Member since 1989

UMEA – member since 1996