Want to Become a Master Food Volunteer?

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 their communities. Trainees who complete the program requirements become part of a special volunteer team, and participate in various activities of their choosing. All activities are geared toward the single purpose of educating the public and enhancing health and well-being.

Volunteers come from all walks of life and are all ages, male and female, new mothers and retirees, rural residents and suburbanites. But they all share a passion for continued learning a a love of nutrition and cooking.

Volunteers are required to participate in approximately 40 hours of training. Participants will complete certification by contributing a minimum of 40 hours of approved service back to the community.

The next class for training Douglas County Extension Master Food Volunteers will be held in Johnson County on Wednesdays and Thursdays, February 18, 19, 25 & 26, and March 4, 5, 11, and 12, 2015. Each class will be from 9:00 a.m.m to 4:00 p.m. The cost for this program is $75, which includes a notebook, supplies, apron and a name badge. Applications are due no later than February 16, 2015.

For more information and an application, go to www.douglas.ksu.edu and click on Nutrition and Health or contact Susan Johnson, K-State Research and Extension - Douglas County at 785-843-7058 or susanjohnson@ksu.edu .

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