GENERAL NUTRITION/HEALTHY ACTIVITY
Strong Women Stay Young Functional fitness is the primary theme for this program. Strong Women Stay Young is designed to help older adults improve their health and increase muscle mass, which can help them maintain an independent, freely functioning lifestyle. Learn more.
New Strong Women-Healthy Hearts
Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women in the United States. Stroke and heart disease can also limit a women's abilitly to do the everyday things that she is used to doing. The University of Idaho, Bannock County Extension offers this class to groups of 10 or more. If you are interested in learning about the benefits of this class please call Audrey Liddil at 208-236-7311.
Meal Time in Less Time
This class teaches individuals how to plan meals, shop to save time and money, and prepare healthy meals using time-saving procedures. It can be taught in one, two, or three sessions.
The Healthy Diabetes Plate
Participants learn about various aspects of nutritional management of diabetes, and learn The Idaho Plate Method for Meal Planning. Visit The Healthy Diabetes Plate website.
Master Food Preserver
Master Food PreserverLearn about methods of canning, freezing, and drying, proper canning practices, choosing and caring for food preservation equipment, causes and prevention of seal failures, and special food preservation issues, such as salsa, pickled products, pectin, preserves, and jerky.
Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP)
This program is for limited income families and youth in Bannock County. Six nutrition advisers teach classes in homes or in small community groups at participant’s convenience. Classes are on the Dietary Guidelines, Save Money Shopping, Food Safety, Cooking, Feeding Your Children, and Money Management. Fast, low cost, and nutritious recipes are given with each class. Participants in the adult program that take a minimum of six core lessons graduate from the program. Youth classes are for 4-H age youth, and classes include free food and nutrition 4-H projects. Learn more.
Eat Smart Idaho
The Food Stamp Nutrition Education (FSNE) program is called the Extension Nutrition Program and is administered through the University of Idaho Extension. This program is for Food Stamp eligible people in Caribou, Bonneville, Bingham, Power, Jefferson, Madison, and Franklin Counties. Also, classes for youth that attend schools with more than 50% of the student body on free and reduced lunch programs are available. Six nutrition advisors teach classes in homes or in small community groups at the participant’s convenience. Classes and activities are the same as EFNEP listed above. Learn more.
Hand Washing Program
This program teaches and promotes the importance of the proper technique of hand washing. Participants apply Glo-germ lotion to their hands; this lotion is invisible under regular light, but glows when hands are put directly under a black light. This allows them to see the “pretend germs” on their hands. The students then wash their hands and look again under the black light to show the results of their hand washing techniques.
If you are interested in any of these classes, please contact Audrey Liddil at email@example.com or (208)236-7311 at the Bannock County Extension Office.