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Family & Consumer Sciences

Physical address:
 751 Campus Drive
 Mary Hall "Niccolls" building
 Main office room 103

Mailing address:
 875 Perimeter Dr. MS 3183
 Moscow, ID 83844-3183

 phone: (208) 885-6546
 fax: (208) 885-5751


Coeur d'Alene

College of 
Agricultural & Life Sciences
University of Idaho
1031 N. Academic Way, Suite 242
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814-2277
phone: (208) 667-2588
toll free: (888) 208-2268
fax: (208) 664-1272



College of 
Agricultural & Life Sciences
University of Idaho
322 E. Front Street
Boise, ID 83702
phone: (208) 334-2999
toll free: (866) 264-7384
fax: (208) 364-4035

The Healthy Diabetes Plate website

Nutrition Education

To order any of the peer-reviewed curricula below go to UI Extension/CALS Publications and Multimedia Catalog website, call 208-885-7982, or email

Balanced Living by Laura Sant, RD, and Marnie Spencer, RD, published November 2010.
This peer-reviewed curriculum addresses five key elements in living a more balanced, fulfilling life: balancing time, managing stress, eating mindfully, being physically active, and sleeping well. Written by two extension educators with many years of experience teaching adult audiences, the curriculum comes with PowerPoint slide shows and narratives, marketing materials, handouts, and student evaluations. The five 1-hour lessons can be taught sequentially or independently as stand-alone sessions.

The Healthy Diabetes Plate: by Martha Raid PhD, RD, and published in 2003.This is a peer-reviewed curriculum that targets adults with type 2 diabetes. It visually teaches people the types and amounts of food they should consume using the Idaho Plate Method (IPM), LLC. It consists of four lessons: (1) Signs and Symptoms of Diabetes and Intro to the Idaho Plate Method; (2) Planning Meals Using the Idaho Plate Method; (3) Using the Idaho Plate Method in the Supermarket; and (4) How to Use Recipes and Eat Out Using the Idaho Plate Method. 

Osteoporosis: Prevention and Treatment: Your Bones, Your Body
, by Martha Raidl, PhD, RD, and Rhea Lanting, MS, published in 2003.This peer-reviewed curriculum has a practical approach for teaching adults how to prevent and treat osteoporosis through healthy meal planning and increased physical activity. The four lesson curriculum includes: (1) Incidence, Development and Prevention of Osteoporosis; (2) Bone Up on Calcium; (3) The Hunt for Calcium in the Supermarket; and (4) Boost Your Calcium Intake.

Got Calcium?
by Martha Raid PhD, RD and Rhea Lanting, MS is currently under review. This peer reviewed youth curriculum is designed to teach children/youth, specifically 3-4th graders about the importance of calcium in the diet, factors involved in building strong bones (diet and exercise) and how to increase the calcium content of their diet.

The Food Stamp Nutrition Education (FSNE)
program is called the Extension Nutrition Program and is administered through the University of Idaho Extension. There are 27 counties that participate in this program. It targets individuals who are either food stamp applicants or recipients. The Extension Nutrition Program (ENP) is a University of Idaho Extension education program that is designed to help limited resource adults learn how to stretch their food dollars to provide tasty, low-cost, healthy meals for their families. Research has found that when families take charge of their diets and food budgets they frequently begin taking control over other areas of their lives. ENP teaches nutrition and consumer related skills that lead to individual change. Therefore, ENP helps families in Idaho move toward increased self-sufficiency. It is helpful for those who are transitioning from welfare to work.

Nutrition Training Updates
: The Extension Nutrition Education Specialist provides nutrition training on current topics. Some examples include:

  • 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans
  • Low Carb Diets
  • Food Trends
  • Soy
  • Sweeteners

The Communicator
is a newsletter published by the University of Idaho School of Family & Consumer Sciences (FCS). The FCS Director and Extension Specialists provide updates in their subject matter area. Website