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Frontier District

Ottawa Office
County Annex Building
1418 S. Main, Suite 2
Ottawa, KS 66067
785-229-3527 fax

Lyndon Office
128 W. 15th
PO Box 400
Lyndon, KS 66451
785-828-3427 fax

Garnett Office
411 S. Oak
PO Box 423
Garnett, KS 66032
785-448-6153 fax

Health and Nutrition

Upcoming Events


Diabetes Email Event 2021


Are you looking for ways to improve diabetes self-care behaviors? Sign up for the free Dining with Diabetes email challenge to increase your knowledge, learn about diabetes health practices, and receive recipes! 

K-State Research and Extension invites you to participate in an e-mail challenge. This 4-week program will encourage individuals to improve their diabetes self-care behaviors. Participants will explore multiple topics such as "what is diabetes?", how to build a support system, and healthy eating. 

Participants will receive two emails a week that feature diabetes health practices, recipes and goal setting. Sign up today to increase knowledge and be encouraged to try new approaches!Registration and more information can be found HERE. 

stay strong stay healthy

Could you or someone you know benefit from improved strength, balance, and flexibility?  Consider participating in the Stay Strong, Stay Healthy program that will begin on September 29th in Garnett.  

The eight-week strength training program will meet on Wednesdays and Fridays from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. and is free to those 60 and older with a local grant.  The number of participants will be limited to allow for social distancing.  Contact district agent, Chelsea Richmond, for more information or visit the district’s website at:  https://bit.ly/3zTP4tp


Meal Planning and Shopping:

Plan Meals Before Shopping During a Quarantine K-State News Release - March 24, 2020

Meal Planning and Shopping Audio Interview with Dr. Sandy Proctor

Food Planning During the Coronavirus Pandemic - USDA Guide

Cooking and Meal Planning: The 3 P's - Planning, Purchasing, Preparing

Cook Once, Eat for a Month Fact Sheet

Eating Better on a Budget - MyPlate 10 Tips Fact Sheet


Create Series - Utah State University (Create Meals with Ingredients You Have On Hand)

Create a Casserole

Create a Soup

Create a Stir Fry

Create a Skillet Meal

Create a Pizza


Food Safety and Food Storage:

Are groceries safe to bring home? K-State News Release - April 16, 2020

Information for Consumers: Shopping for Food - FDA Fact Sheet

COVID-19:  Shopping and Handling Groceries

Food, Packaging Does Not Seem to be a Source for Novel Coronavirus K-State News Release - March 31, 2020

Is Coronavirus a Concern with Takeout?

At-Home Safe Food Handling: Its In Your Hands Fact Sheet

Handwashing, Hand Sanitizers, and Food Safety with Karen Blakeslee and Londa Nwadike - The Extension Files Podcast

Food Safety and Eating Smart at Home

Food Product Dating:  What Do Those Dates Mean? Fact Sheet



Handwashing: Keeping Your Family Healthy - CDC Fact Sheet

Washing Your Hands Properly - CDC Fact Sheet

Handwashing and Hand Sanitizer Use - CDC



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