Food, Nutrition and Health

Of the 10 leading sources of death in the U.S., five causes are linked to diet.

Cooperative Extension programs are designed to help individuals to choose healthy food choices and to lead a physically active lifestyle.

  • FoodSkills – a series of workshops designed for low-income individuals who do not meet the criteria for EFNEP.
  • Think Healthy – Alzheimer’s Disease Prevention Through Diet – explores possible linkages between eating specific foods and development of Alzheimer’s Disease.
  • Boning Up on Health – a program featuring ways to reduce the risk of osteoporosis.
  • Meal Time in Less Time – program helps participants take the stress out of getting food on the table despite hectic schedules.
  • Clueless in the Kitchen – a series of lessons designed and taught by Master Foods Educators to help individuals who do not know how to cook.
  • Cooking from the Garden – classes feature how to prepare foods grown locally, especially less familiar fruits and vegetables.