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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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Nutrition, Health, and Wellness

Goal: To provide education that improves health, reduces the risk of chronic disease, and improves quality of life for Sedgwick County residents.  

Why is this important?  Poor nutrition and physical inactivity is linked to obesity, which increases the risk of developing high blood pressure, heart disease, type II diabetes, stroke, mental health issues, and many types of cancer.  In Sedgwick County:

  • 31% of adults and 14% of children (6-17 years of age) are obese

  • 1 in 10 adults have been diagnosed with type II diabetes

  • 25% of adults are physically inactive

  • 68% of adults consume less than one fruit and vegetable per day

K-State Research and Extension Sedgwick County's Nutrition, Health, and Wellness Department focuses on behavior changes to improve overall health and wellness.

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 the Extension Office and other sites in Sedgwick County at various times throughout the year.

  • Choosing a Healthy Plate - One-hour interactive presentation on basic nutrition.  

  • Preserve it Fresh, Preserve it Safe - This day-long, hands-on class covers pressure canning, water bath canning, dehydrating and freezing garden produce for future use. This class is offered twice per year, usually in June.

  • Meat Preservation - This hands-on class covers canning, dehydrating, freezing, and storing chicken and beef for future use. This class is offered once a year in the fall.  

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

Contact Information

Have Questions? Contact:

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