Bingham County Extension provides consulting about food safety, food preservation, basic nutrition and personal finance. We have publications dealing with all aspects of food safety, food preservation and basic nutrition, personal finances, wills, retirement, debt, savings and more.
Available programs are listed below. Contact Marnie Spencer
for program details.
Strong Women Stay Young
Strong Women is a national fitness and nutrition program for women. The Strong Woman Program will help you increase your strength, bone density, balance, and energy and you will look and feel better. Staying physically active and being properly nourished is one of the most important things we can do to stay healthy for life. Look for class listing in the new year.
Meal Time in Less Time
Meal Time in Less Time teaches individuals how to plan meals, shop to save time and money, and prepare healthy meals in less time. It is designed to be taught in three 1-hour sessions.
This program teaches individuals how to balance time, manage stress, eat mindfully, be physically active, and sleep well in order to live a more balanced, fulfilling life. It is designed to be taught in five 1-hour sessions.
Welcome to the Real World
Through this hand-on experience, the students learn about careers, checking and savings accounts, how to write a check, balance a check book, and establish a budget. Students draw a career out of the hat and learn the difference between gross pay and net pay. They make choices in nine different budget categories and write checks, use a debit card or online banking to “pay the bills.” This program has been well received by both the students and the teachers.
Food Preservation/Food Safety
Many food safety and preservation methods questions can be answered by checking the USDA Complete Guide to Canning
. Or call Marnie at 208-785-8060.