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.
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
KOFO Radio Segments:
- Slow Cooker Food Safety Tips
- Slow Cooker Hamburger Stew
- Have a Healthier Halloween
- Healthy Halloween Treats
- Donating Safe and Nutritious Foods to Food Pantries
- Nutritious Donation Ideas for Food Pantries
- Common Questions and Answers for Preparing Turkey
- Let's Talk Turkey - A Consumer Guide to Safely Roasting a Turkey
- Why It is Important to Avoid Eating Raw Cookie Dough
- Keeping Food Safe During Power Outages
- Food Product Dating: What Do Those Dates Mean?
- Tips for Purchasing a Canner for a Smooth Cook Top Stove
- Can I Can on My Smooth Cook Top Stove? - National Center for Home Food Preservation
- Alzheimer's 101
- E. coli Outbreak and Romaine Lettuce Update