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1459 Overland Ave, Room 4
Burley, ID 83318

Phone: 208-878-9461

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Email: cassia@uidaho.edu

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Family and Consumer Sciences

Eat Smart Idaho

The UI Extension Eat Smart Idaho program is designed to help limited-resource adults learn how to stretch their food dollars to provide tasty, low-cost and healthy meals for their families.

Funding

Eat Smart Idaho is funded by two Federal grants, allowing University of Idaho Extension to deliver classes specifically for those with limited resources.

These grants are provided by the USDA Food and Nutrition Service in cooperation with the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare and by USDA National Institute for Food and Agriculture.

Benefits

For every dollar invested in nutrition education for limited resource learners, enough Idahoans change their eating habits to save more than $13 in future health care costs because their risks for serious nutrition-related diseases has been reduced.

Importance of Nutrition Education

Nutrition education is critical for the health and well-being of children and their families.

Malnutrition, along with environmental factors associated with poverty, can permanently limit physical growth, brain development and cognitive functioning.

The longer a child’s nutritional, emotional and educational needs are not met, the greater the likelihood of cognitive impairments.

For more information, please visit the UI Extension Eat Smart Idaho website, or contact Cammie Jayo, Eat Smart Idaho Program Coordinator, at cjayo@uidaho.edu or 208-734-9590.

Eat Smart Idaho

Learn nutrition and consumer skills

Helping families in Idaho move toward increased self-sufficiency.

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UI Extension Educators and other experts provide research-based information to help local families and communities make informed decisions about nutrition, financial management, relationship skills, food safety and healthy living.

Home Food Preservation

UI Extension is your source for current and safe recommendations for preserving foods at home. Explore food preservation information, classes and resources.

Learn how to produce high quality preserved foods and the science behind food preservation and food safety.

Individuals with little or no previous food preservation experience are welcome to enroll.

    For more information, please contact Grace Wittman at 208-878-9461 or gwittman@uidaho.edu.

    Preserve @ Home, University of Idaho ExtensionThis six-week online course includes downloadable educational material, online discussion board to facilitate student interaction, a real-time chat with classmates and open book lesson quizzes.

    Individuals with little or no previous food preservation experience are welcome to enroll.

    Master Food Safety Advisor, University of Idaho Extension 

    Master Food Safety Advisors are volunteers who donate their time to provide safe, up-to-date food safety information to community members.

    Health and Nutrition

    UI Extension health and nutrition experts help residents learn about nutrition and food safety.

    This class is for individuals who have diabetes, friends/family members responsible for individuals who have diabetes and healthcare/nutrition professionals who want to learn an easy method of controlling diabetes.

    For more information, please visit UI Extension’s Healthy Diabetes Plate website

    Food Smart Families is a partnership between 4-H Youth Development and Eat Smart Idaho.

    Teen members with UI Extension 4-H Youth Development co-teach classes with Eat Smart Idaho advisors and UI Extension Educators. Through these classes, children in grades 4-12 learn about healthy food choices, grocery budgeting, safe preparation and cooking strategies.

    UI Extension Educators offer a variety of programs, workshops and seminars to help both families and individuals learn how to improve their financial management practices.

    Through the UI Food Technology Center, individuals can receive comprehensive business, technical and educational assistance to start or improve their business.

    If you are interested in becoming a vendor at an Idaho farmer’s market, please print and complete a certification test. Mailing instructions are included in the test.

    Certificates will be sent to you if you pass the test. Please visit the South Central Public Health District’s website for more information.

    UI Extension delivers HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points) and practical food safety training to Idaho food processors.

    Technical on-site assistance for food processors is also.  Visit the TechHelp website for more information.

    For more information contact

    Grace Wittman

    Extension Educator

    208-878-9461

    gwittman@uidaho.edu

    I provide leadership in the areas of food safety, food preservation, nutrition and youth development. I focus primarily on food preservation classes, hand washing education and cooking skills classes.

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    University of Idaho Extension, Cassia County

    Physical Address:
    1459 Overland Ave, Room 4
    Burley, ID 83318

    Phone: 208-878-9461

    Fax: 208-878-7862

    Email: cassia@uidaho.edu

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