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Sedgwick County

Sedgwick County
7001 W. 21st Street N.
Wichita, KS  67205
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Office Hours:
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Monday - Friday

316-660-0100
sg@listserv.ksu.edu

Nutrition, Health, and Wellness

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Diabetes: You Are In Control

A diagnosis of diabetes can be scary, but studies have shown that with healthful eating and modest regular physical activity, type 2 diabetes can be delayed, controlled, and even prevented. This presentation is for those with type 2 diabetes, prediabetes, and caregivers of those living with diabetes and will touch on the seven self-care behavior steps to managing your diabetes.

 

Healthy Meal Planning on a Budget

When food prices are high and money is tight, buying groceries can become a challenge for many people. Planning meals and snacks is one of the best ways to stick to your food budget all while incorporating more fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, and whole grains. This presentation will provide tips and tricks for healthy eating on a budget.

 

Healthy Body, Healthy Brain

What you eat, how much you move, how well you sleep, and how you manage your stress affect nearly every aspect of your well-being, including your physical and mental health. This presentation will touch on several ways to protect the health of your body and brain through nutrition, physical activity, and stress management.

 

We focus on behavior changes to improve overall health and wellness. Our goal is to provide education that improves health, reduces the risk of chronic disease, and improves quality of life for Sedgwick County residents.  

Here are some programs we offer:

Dining with Diabetes - Participants will learn how to manage diabetes through proper nutrition and physical activity, while taste testing healthy recipes. Classes are offered at various times throughout the year and meet once a week (2 hours) for 4 weeks.

Diabetes: You Are in Control - Did you know that with healthful eating and modest regular physical activity, type 2 diabetes can be delayed, controlled, or even prevented? This presentation is for those with type 2 diabetes, prediabetes, and caregivers of those living with diabetes and will touch on the seven self-care behavior steps to managing your diabetes. This is a one-hour presentation available upon request.

Healthy Body, Healthy Brain - What you eat, how much you move, how well you sleep, and how you manage your stress affect nearly every aspect of your well-being, including your physical and mental health. This presentation will touch on several ways to protect the health of your body and brain through nutrition, physical activity, and stress management.

Healthy Meal Planning on a Budget - When food prices are high and money is tight, buying groceries can become a challenge for many people. Planning meals and snacks is one of the best ways to stick to your food budget all while incorporating more fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, and whole grains. This one-hour presentation will provide tips and tricks for healthy eating on a budget and is available upon request.

Preserve it Fresh, Preserve it Safe - Would you like to learn how to make pickles, salsa or jam? Our hands-on classes cover water bath canning garden produce for future use. Classes are offered late spring and into the summer.

Walk Kansas - This springtime program encourages participants to get active and take a virtual walk around our great state.

Walk with Ease - Walking is one of the safest forms of physical activity to assist in pain management for those who have arthritis or other chronic health conditions. Walk With Ease is a 6-week program designed to help you reduce pain and discomfort, improve balance, strength, and stamina, learn how to walk safely and comfortably as well as improve your overall health.

The Mediterranean Diet: A Virtual Cooking Class

Watch the videos and view the recipes from the virtual cooking class with NEA Big Read: Wichita

Contact Information

Have Questions? Contact:

Sedgwick County Extension    Nutrition, Health, and Wellness    7001 W. 21st St. North            Wichita, KS  67205-1759              Fax: (316) 660-0166

Sara Sawer, MPH, RD, LD
Nutrition, Health and Wellness Agent
(316) 660-0118
sarasawer@ksu.edu

Jennifer Exline
FCS Office Professional          (316) 660-0143                        exline@ksu.edu