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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 interactive classes about making healthy life changes, how to stretch your food dollars, preparing healthy meals and how to be more active. 

There will be a series of classes held at Sunflower Plaza Towers.  Each class will be held from 9:00 - 9:45 a.m.  

To register, please call Kris Wallace at 785-229-3520 or e-mail at krwall@k-state.edu.

Sunflower Cooking Class

There will be a series of classes held at Frontier District Extension, Garnett Office.  Each class will be held from 2:00 - 2:45 p.m.  

To register, please call the Garnett Extension Office at 785-448-6826.

Garnett Cooking Class - 9/19


KOFO Radio Segments:

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