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Extension Food, Nutrition, Dietetics and Health

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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.

Time to Grill? Think Safety First!-- News article by Karen Blaskelee

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 2015–2020 Dietary Guidelines were released Jan. 7, 2016 and is designed to help Americans eat a healthier diet. Intended for policymakers and health professionals, this edition of the Dietary Guidelines outlines how people can improve their overall eating patterns — the complete combination of foods and drinks in their diet. This edition offers 5 overarching Guidelines and a number of Key Recommendations with specific nutritional targets and dietary limits.

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)


Kansas SNAP-Ed


Related Links

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 Dr. Tandalayo Kidd martan@ksu.edu or your local County Extension Agent

K-State Research and Extension Food Safety team has made a video on High Speed Hand Washing.