Become a Food Master!!!

Susan Johnson

The K-State Research and Extension Master Food Volunteer program utilizes the expertise of nutritionists, registered dietitians, food scientists and culinary experts to train volunteers in the areas of nutrition, cooking and food safety, and preservation. Extension Master Food Volunteers are passionate about food, promoting good health, and giving back to ...

Registration open for Extension's Cooking 101 course

Susan Johnson

If you’re serious about learning to cook…and you want to get your “hands into it,” then Cooking 101 is for YOU!!!! Registrations are now being accepted for you to participate in the basic cooking course called “Cooking 101" being offered by the Douglas County Extension Master Food Volunteers. This course ...

WALK KANSAS 2015 - Still Time To Register!!!

Susan Johnson

Still wanting to get a Walk Kansas team together? THERE'S STILL TIME!!! Walk Kansas is a team-based program that will help you and others lead a healthier life by being more active, making better nutrition choices, and learning positive ways to deal with stress. This is how it works - ...

Want to Become a Master Food Volunteer?

Susan Johnson

The K-State Research and Extension Master Food Volunteer program utilizes the expertise of nutritionists, registered dietitians, food scientists and culinary experts to train volunteers in the areas of nutrition, cooking and food safety, and preservation. Extension Master Food Volunteers are passionate about food, promoting good health, and giving back to ...

Cooking 101 - Registration Still Open!

Susan Johnson

Only a few slots are still available for you to participate in the basic cooking course called “Cooking 101" being offered by the Douglas County Master Food Volunteers. This course was created because of people who called K-State Research and Extension in Douglas County and asked if they ever give ...

Preserving the Harvest

Susan Johnson

Are you interested in food preservation? Do you need to brush up on current food preservation methods? Come join us for this training and demonstration to learn about pressure canning, waterbath canning, dehydration and freezing your fruit and veggies!! Saturday, July 12, 2014 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Dreher Family ...

Walk Kansas 2014 - Time is Now to Register!

Susan Johnson

Still wanting to get a Walk Kansas team together? Last year, Douglas County alone had 115 teams (which included 677 participants) and 82% of them were from workplaces. Because Douglas County rivals Riley County (Manhattan) for having the most teams in the state, let's push the number of participants over ...

Walk Kansas Kicks off March 16

Susan Johnson

Starting its 13th year, Walk Kansas, the eight-week program designed to promote activity and better health, begins March 16. Registration information is available at www.douglas.ksu.edu. Walk Kansas is a team-based program in which groups of six people, one serving as a captain, work toward a common goal. That goal typically ...

Want to Become a Master Food Volunteer?

Susan Johnson

The K-State Research and Extension Master Food Volunteer program utilizes the expertise of nutritionists, registered dietitians, food scientists and culinary experts to train volunteers in the areas of nutrition, cooking and food safety, and preservation. Extension Master Food Volunteers are passionate about food, promoting good health, and giving back to ...

Walk Kansas - There's Still Time To Register A Team!

Susan Johnson

Still wanting to get a Walk Kansas team together? At the present time, Douglas County alone has 96 Walk Kansas teams with 563 participants registered for this year's program. Walk Kansas is a team-based program that will help you and others lead a healthier life by being more active, making ...

Walk Kansas Starts in a Week!!

Susan Johnson

***“A lot of people never get to know how ‘feeling good’ feels. They don’t know what they are missing.”*** Dr. Wayne H. Osness, Lawrence, KS **How Walk Kansas Works:** Groups of six people form a team, select a captain, and choose a challenge to work toward. Each team member logs ...

Cooking 101 - Space Still Available

Susan Johnson

Interested in learning how to cook? The seven-session hands-on "Cooking 101" class will begin this Tuesday, October 2 and will continue every Tuesday night through November 13 from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. The class will be held in Building 21, located on the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds, 21st and Harper ...

Last Call - Enroll Now for Cooking 101

Susan Johnson

September 26th at 5:00 p.m. is the final deadline to register for the seven session "Cooking 101" class, sponsored by K-State Research and Extension - Douglas County and the Master Food Volunteers. This hands-on course is a perfect way to learn the fundamentals of cooking. The class focuses on basic ...

Over 80 Workplace Employees Participate in Symposium

Susan Johnson

On September 19, over 80 employees participated in the 2nd Annual WorkWell Lawrence Symposium held at the Holiday Inn Hotel and Convention Center. Keynote Speaker David Hunnicutt, PhD, President of WELCOA, engaged the audience on "Building a World Class Wellness Program". Following, six breakouts sessions were offered which focused on ...

Save $$$ - Learn How to Cook!

Susan Johnson

Watching cooking shows on TV can only get you so far...learn how to cook in a hands-on course - Cooking 101. Learning to cook will save you money because it is much cheaper to cook at home from basic ingredients. It is also healthier. Cooks can control what they eat ...

Become an Extension Master Food Volunteer

Susan Johnson

Extension Master Food Volunteer Training - if you enjoy food, love to cook, are interested in nutrition and want to become a “Master” at your culinary skills and also help your community, then you may want to become a trained Extension Master Food Volunteer. In this program, volunteers will receive ...

Become an Extension Master Food Volunteer

Susan Johnson

Extension Master Food Volunteer Training - if you enjoy food, love to cook, are interested in nutrition and want to become a “Master” at your culinary skills and also help your community, then you may want to become a trained Extension Master Food Volunteer. In this program, volunteers will receive ...

Do I still have time to register a team for Walk Kansas?

Susan Johnson

Yes, definitely! The deadline to register for the eight-week challenge to move more, eat better and learn positive ways to deal with stress is Friday, March 23 at 1 p.m. Walk Kansas goes through May 12. For much more information on Walk Kansas, go to our website at [www.douglas.ksu.edu][1] or ...

Walk Kansas 2012

Susan Johnson

http://wellcommons.com/users/susanjohnson/photos/2012/feb/29/230845/ **Q: Can anyone join a Walk Kansas team? When does it begin?** A: Yes, anyone can be on a Walk Kansas team — co-workers, family members, friends and neighbors. And they don’t even have to live in Douglas County or, for that matter, they don’t even have to live ...

Health Reporter Spends a Day at Just Food

Carolyn Ward

Karrey Britt, LJW reporter, recently spend a day with us at Just Food - having the opportunity to learn more about why our neighbors rely on emergency food assistance. [Just food pantry users like convenient hours, quantity and variety of food][1] [1]: http://wellcommons.com/weblogs/health-beat/2011/mar/10/just-food-pantry-users-like-convenient-h/

Souper Bowl Week of Caring

Carolyn Ward

Today kicks off a nation-wide effort to draw attention to hunger in our community. The Souper Bowl Week of Caring starts today and runs through Sunday, February 6th. Be part of Just Food's "Souper Bowl" team and make a touchdown that touches people's lives. How? By collecting food and money ...

Just Food Reaches Out to the Douglas County Community

Carolyn Ward

For at least 1 in 6 residents of Douglas County, hunger is a reality. Through our pantry alone, more than 444,988 pounds of food have been distributed to low-income consumers – serving 1,600 to 2,200 individuals each month. Almost half of those receiving food assistance are children and senior citizens. ...

Food for thought: Traditional Thanksgiving meal adds up to 1,000 calories easily

Karrey Britt

http://wellcommons.com/users/kbritt/photos/2010/nov/24/203250/ Ahhh, the Thanksgiving feast. It’s the start of the holiday season when Americans tend to cast their health aside and indulge in their favorite goodies. Susan Krumm, nutrition educator with [K-State Research and Extension — Douglas County][1], says it’s not uncommon for people to gain 5 pounds over the ...

Nutrition educator chats about food safety, Turkey Day leftovers, and more

Karrey Britt

http://wellcommons.com/users/kbritt/photos/2010/nov/22/203097/ In preparation for the holidays, Susan Krumm, nutrition and wellness educator at [K-State Research and Extension — Douglas County][1], answered: • Which traditional Turkey Day dish has the most calories? • How long can food safely be left out after serving the meal? • What about the leftovers? These ...

Family Day IV

Susan Johnson

I’ve never done this before - but for a change, it’s my turn to ask you, the readers, the question - “What is your family doing for dinner on September 27th?” For the last month I’ve focused on “Family Day - A Day to Eat Dinner with Your Children,” hoping ...

Family Day III

Susan Johnson

**Q:** I am enjoying your articles this month on Family Day. I’m a single parent with two children and am trying to prepare more meals at home but I struggle with quick and easy recipe ideas. **A:** You are not alone!! Quick and easy recipe ideas that are healthy are ...

Family Day II

Susan Johnson

Q: I teach Sunday School in Baldwin City and was thrilled to read about your focus on Family Day this month. Starting this Sunday, I’m going to start promoting it in our church. How did Family Day get started? A: The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA), created ...

Family Day I

Susan Johnson

Put a star on Monday, September 27, 2010 on your calendar and make a date for for dinner with your family! Family Day - A Day to Eat Dinner with Your Children” is celebrated on the fourth Monday every September. It is a national effort to promote family dinners as ...

Extension Master Food Volunteer Applications Due 9/14

Susan Johnson

Extension Master Food Volunteer Training - if you enjoy food, love to cook, and want to become a “Master” at your culinary skills and also help your community, then you may want to become a trained Extension Master Food Volunteer In this program, volunteers will receive approximately 40 hours of ...

Wanted: WorkWell Lawrence Coordinator

Marilyn Hull

If you have a passion for community wellness and want a part-time job, check this out. K-State Extension Douglas County is taking applications for a part-time coordinator of a workplace wellness initiative. Click [here][1], then click on "Work Well Lawrence Coordinator Employment Application." The person who gets the job will ...

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