Family and Consumer Sciences
The goal of family and consumer sciences programming is to improve the quality of life for adults, children and families through research-based information, specifically in these areas:
- Healthy lifestyles
- Food safety
- Financial management
Group classes are offered regularly throughout the year. View our calendar and subscribe so you never miss a class.
Health and Nutrition Classes offered
- Home food preservation
- Nutrition needs throughout lifespan
- Preventing picky eating
- Increase your nutrition knowledge
Virtual Cooking Classes
Join Katie and Siew for this free cooking program is held each month via Zoom. The club is open to youth of all ages and their families. Each session features recipes that are easily to make at home.
For more information, please contact Siew Guan Lee (firstname.lastname@example.org or 208-734-9590).
Join Katie and Siew in this virtual cooking class. It is open to couples, roommates, friends, families who are 18 and older. Each cooking class session will feature two to three cook-a-long recipes that can easily be made at home. This class also features an introduction to nutrition and chronic disease prevention and management.
After registration, you will receive a cookbook in the mail with all the recipes for this session of Kiss the Cook. In addition, before each class, you will receive the recipes via email. On the morning of the class, you'll receive the Zoom link.
Contact Katie for more information email@example.com.
September - January
This free cooking program seeks to increase participant knowledge using kitchen appliances, techniques and safety to prepare healthy meals and snacks at home. Participants will learn new or build on cooking techniques they can use to prepare healthy meals and snacks at home. Participants can follow along live or view recording.
- Fresh Pasta
- Varying your protein
- Quick Meals 101
Food Preservation Information
- Download the USDA Complete Guide to Home Canning for free
Preserving Food at Home Blog
Are you interested in having Katie as a guest speaker for a group class?
- Contact Katie and discuss your needs firstname.lastname@example.org or 208-236-7310
Stay alert with national food recalls from the USDA and FDA.
Dial Pressure Gauge Checks
If you are getting ready to start your canning, remember to bring the dial gauge canner lid to the UI Extension, Bannock County office to be checked for accuracy. This must be done every year before you start canning. If you can year round, set a date and get it tested the same time every year.
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