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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

Cooking & Nutrition Class Series

MyPlate for My Family

The Frontier Extension SNAP-Ed program is offering four interactive classes about making healthy life changes, how to stretch your food dollars, preparing healthy meals and how to be more active. 

The classes will be held at Bethany Chapel Baptist Church, 131 S. Poplar in Ottawa (one block north of ECKAN Community Center). Each class will be held from 4:00 - 4:45 p.m.  

To register, please call Teresia Templeton at 785-242-7515 or Kris Wallace at 785-229-3520.

Tuesday, June 25 - Vegetables & Fruits: Simple Solutions

Thursday, June 27 - Family Time, Active & Fun

2019 SNAP-Ed Cooking & Nutrition Class Flyer

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