Zoonotic Diseases

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Best Practices in the Detection and Monitoring of Pesticide Exposure

Farmers and agricultural workers are routinely exposed to a wide variety of chemicals. Toxicity Category I and II organophosphates (OPs) and N-methyl carbamates are cholinesterase-inhibiting insecticides commonly used in agriculture to kill insects or prevent them from damaging or destroying crops. Over-exposure to these chemicals results in the inhibition of the enzyme cholinesterase (ChE) which is utilized in the body’s conducting tissue, such as nerve and muscle motor sensory fibers. Acute toxic effects can include confusion, headache, and even loss of consciousness. Severe inhibition of ChE in the body can result in muscle paralysis, respiratory failure, seizures, coma, and death. Currently, there is no practice standard or national medical surveillance program for cholinesterase monitoring.

Youth Mental Health Resources

This document contains websites and helplines that might be beneficial to youth who are encountering stressors.

Hearing Loss

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Hearing Loss Prevention Training Kit

This kit was developed by the Great Plains Center for Agricultural Health (GPCAH) staff to help farmers decrease their chances of experiencing noise-induced hearing loss and tinnitus.

Food in the Field Lesson 4: Packing for the Field

A video series on healthy eating in the field. In this final lesson, you will learn about portion control and get tips and tricks for packing portable meals. We will also review the previous lessons, so you will be ready to use everything you have learned. Thank you for joining us along the way. After watching these videos, please make sure to complete a short evaluation survey.
Supplementary Video: Farmer Foil Pack Recipe
Worksheet: Portion Control

Food in the Field Lesson 3: Preparing Healthy Meals

A video series on healthy eating in the field. During this third lesson, most of our time will be spent in the kitchen where you will learn how to modify recipes, how to use appliances to cut down on cooking time, and how to incorporate healthier cooking methods into your routine.
Supplementary Video: Multi-Cooker Pulled Pork Recipe
Worksheet: Tips for Using Your Multi-Cooker
Worksheet: How to Modify a Recipe

Food in the Field Lesson 2: Tools for Success

A video series on healthy eating in the field. In this second lesson, you will learn tools for success to make the healthy choice the easy choice. This includes tips and tricks for planning ahead, how to read a food label, and how to create a healthy food environment at home.
Supplementary Video: Egg Muffin Recipe
Worksheet: Meals to Remember

Food in the Field Lesson 1: Back to the Basics

A video series on healthy eating in the field. When was the last time you had nutrition education? In this first lesson, you will learn the basics of a healthy eating pattern and how to make small shifts that make sense for you and your family.
Supplementary Video: Taco Recipe
Worksheet: Small Shifts