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Food, Health and Nutrition

There is a growing concern about the number of people facing high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, cancer and obesity nationwide.

Proper nutrition plays an essential role in helping to lower these and other risk factors.

Healthy Diabetes Plate

“Healthy Eating with Diabetes: A Nutrition Education Workshop” teaches individuals how to successfully manage their diabetes through healthy eating habits.

Please email Shelly Johnson at for more information.

Food Safety

Whether they prepare it themselves or purchase meals partially or fully prepared, Idaho consumers need reliable, up-to-date information on how to keep their food safe during selection, preparation and storage.

UI Extension is a reliable source of home food safety and preparation information.

Classes can be provided on a variety of food safety related topics upon request. Please email Shelly Johnson at for more information.

Germ City

This program/exhibit teaches and motivates children and families about the importance of hand washing for good health and food safety.

The Germ City exhibit is a tent-like structure with ultra-violet light inside. Children and adults apply a black light sensitive lotion to their hands and enter the Germ City to see pretend germs. After the initial observation, participants wash their hands normally and re-visit Germ City to assess their effectiveness.

For more information, please email Shelly Johnson at

Eat Smart Idaho

Learn nutrition and consumer skills

Helping families in Idaho move toward increased self-sufficiency.

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Change for Change, choose healthy foods and earn cash rewards

Change for Change is a collaboration with Super 1 Foods, Bonner County Coalition for Health and Heritage Health to bring delicious recipes and discounts on healthy ingredients to our community.

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Shelly Johnson

Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Sciences

Food for Thought

This newsletter features ideas to help you get your family to eat healthy. Browse our past issues for more information:

Senior Nutrition News

For seniors, eating healthfully can give you:

  • Increased mental acuteness
  • More energy
  • Resistance to illness and disease
  • Faster recoveries
  • Better management of chronic health problems

As we age, eating well can also be the key to a positive outlook and staying emotionally balanced.

This newsletter features topics on senior health and nutrition. Browse our past issues for more information:


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