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COVID 19 Resources
As our society faces the challenges of maintaining health-oriented practices, social isolation, school closures, financial pressures and more, resources on the COVID-19 Extension page can help as you navigate through this challenging situation.
K-State Research and Extension specialists are subject matter experts in numerous aspects of life that have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. They provide unbiased, fact-based help in these subjects free of charge for the benefit of everyone in Kansas and the rest of the world.
Cooking Basics: Make a Meal from What's on Hand -- a new publication by Tandy Rundus, a Specialist for the Supplemental Nutrition Program Education (SNAP-Ed) in northeast Kansas
Summer foods can make healthy eating easy -- a news article by Dr. Sandy Procter
Some of the habits we’ve developed recently could serve us well in the future -- news article by Dr. Sandy Procter, audio of this interview can be found here.
The Well-Stocked Kitchen: Pantry and Nonrefrigerated Foods -- a fact sheet by Lisa Martin, County Extension Agent, Shawnee County
Working Together to Reduce Food Waste -- Fact Sheet by Londa Nwadike and Rachel Werling
Follow the label directions closely when disinfecting surfaces -- article by Karen Blakeslee
Resist the temptation to snack while working -- article by Dr. Sandy Procter
Create a Casserole -- Wondering what to cook now? If ingredients are running low and you are short on ideas, casserole is a good option -- Utah State University
Find positive ways to deal with emotional eating -- article by Dr. Tanda Kidd
Plan meals before food shopping -- article by Dr. Sandy Procter
Food Safety and COVID 19 (web page)
Healthy Cooking Styles (fact sheet)
Fact Sheet, Cook Once, Eat for a Month (fact sheet)
At Home Safe Food Handling: It's in Your Hands (informational guide)
Food Safety Education (audio program, Aug. 26, 2019)
Food Safety During Disasters and Power Outages (web page with resource links)
Food Handling (web page with resource links)
Food Preservation (web page with resource links)
The Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2020-2025 provides advice on what to eat and drink to meet nutrient needs, promote health, and help prevent chronic disease. This edition of the Dietary Guidelines is the first to provide guidance for healthy dietary patterns by life stage, from birth through older adulthood, including women who are pregnant or lactating.
Statewide Nutrition Education Programs
Click below to learn more about Nutrition Education Programs delivered through K-State Research and Extension to audiences with limited resources.
Kansas Expanded Food Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP)
It is important to balance the food you eat with physical activity. K-State Research and Extension offer Walk Kansas which is a team-based program that will help you and others lead a healthier life.
K-State Research and Extension Food, Nutrition, Dietetics and Health offers Walk Kansas for Kids to help children balance physical activity and healthy eating. If you have questions about Walk Kansas for Kids, contact our office at 785-532-5782 or your local County Extension Agent
K-State Research and Extension Food Safety team has made a video on High Speed Hand Washing.