Food, Nutrition and Health
K-State Research and Extension Education is your practical, up-to-date resource for healthy eating and active living in Sedgwick County. Our programs are developed using My Plate, which is the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans provided by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Classes offered are interactive, with the latest in food and nutrition research and featuring today's food, culinary and lifestyle trends.
Making the healthy choice is not always the easy choice. Busy families, lack of time and food resources can make meal planning and preparation a chore. Information is available online or in an informal classroom setting.
Programs we offer
- Dining with Diabetes - Participants will learn how to manage diabetes through proper nutrition and physical activity while taste testing healthy recipes.
- Cook Once and Eat for a Month - Individuals will learn how to prepare 10 freezer meals for their families that are low in salt, fat that save time and money.
- Cooking for One or Two - Learn how individuals or couples can prepare and eat foods that are low in fat and sugar, while reducing fat.
- Preserve the Harvest - This day long hands on class covers pressure canning, water bath canning, dehydrating and freezing garden produce for future use.
- Walk Kansas - This springtime program encourages participants to get active and take a virtual walk around our great state.
Test Your Pressure Canning Gauge for Free - Please call 660-0100 before you come.