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Health and Nutrition

Kansas citizens want reliable research based information about their food supply. Busy families want to prepare quick, easy, nutritious meals. Poor dietary choices and lack of physical activity have been linked to many health conditions - including obesity, diabetes, hypertension, stroke, heart disease, certain cancers, respiratory disorders, joint problems and osteoporosis, as well as psychosocial problems.

Obesity is a major cause of preventable disability and death in the United States. Many experts believe the current generation of children will have shorter life spans than their parents because of inactivity and poor diet choices.

Frontier District #11, part of K-State Research & Extension, addresses research based information to teach nutrition, meal planning, food preparation, food budgeting and safe food practices.  We work with community partners in Anderson, Franklin and Osage Counties.

Upcoming Classes:

Mix It, Knead It, Twist It - Youth Pretzel Making Class

The Frontier Extension District will be hosting a healthy homemade pretzel class for youth in 3rd through 5th grades over Spring Break. Participants will get to make, try, and take home samples of the recipe they make! Class dates, times, and pre-registration information is listed below. Youth will also need to complete the Mix It, Knead It, Twist It participation form.

Mix It, Knead It, Twist It Participation Form

*Tuesday, March 12th, 1:30-3:00 p.m. - Anderson County Annex, Garnett

Please pre-register by March 8th by calling 785.448.6826 or to crichmon@ksu.edu.

*Thursday, March 14th, 1:30-3:00 p.m. - Frontier District Lyndon Office

Please pre-register by March 11th by calling 785.828.4438 or to crichmon@ksu.edu.

*Friday, March 22nd, 1:30-3:00 p.m. - First Baptist Church, Ottawa

Please pre-register by March 20th by calling 785.229.3520 or to crichmon@ksu.edu.

**Please note that each class is limited to 12 youth. All classes are the same, they are just being offered in different locations across the Frontier District. Classes will be filled on a first-come first-serve basis.

KOFO Radio Segments:

Chelsea Richmond
District Extension Agent
Nutrition, Food Safety, and Health