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Family and Consumer Sciences

UI Extension educators in family and consumer sciences provide reliable, research-based education and information to help residents from youth to senior citizens learn about health and nutrition, food safety, food preservation and financial management.


Health and Nutrition

UI Extension, Twin Falls County strives to address the health, nutrition and wellness needs of the community by offering workshops and classes.

The Dining with Diabetes program helps people with Type 2 diabetes identify and understand important information about managing and preventing this disease. Classes are offered weekly for four weeks, with a three-month follow-up class. Participants will learn about diabetes and how to self-manage through menu planning, portion control, label reading and physical activity. Each class offers the opportunities to taste test diabetes-friendly recipes and gain support through group interaction.

Please contact Siew Guan Lee ( or 208-734-9590) for more information.

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.

Spring 2024 dates: Jan. 25, Feb. 22, Mar. 28, Apr. 25 and May 23
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For more information, please contact Siew Guan Lee ( or 208-734-9590).

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

For more information, please contact Siew Guan Lee ( or 208-734-9590).

The six-week online course Preserve@Home teaches individuals how to safely preserve a variety of foods. Each lesson includes downloadable educational materials, online discussion board to facilitate participant interaction, a real-time chat with classmates and instructors and open book lesson quizzes. Individuals with little or no previous food preservation experience are welcome to enroll.

For registration, please contact Laura Sant ( or 208-852-1097).

Siew Guan Lee

Extension Educator — Family and Consumer Sciences

Twin Falls County


Eat Smart Idaho

Eat Smart Idaho provides nutrition and physical activity education for limited resource Idahoans. Eat Smart Idaho helps adults and families learn the basics of:

  • healthy eating
  • smart shopping
  • food safety
  • quick meal preparation
  • management of limited grocery dollars
  • increased levels of physical activity

Eat Smart Idaho is funded by two federal grants, allowing UI Extension to deliver free classes specifically for those with limited resources.

For more information, please visit the UI Extension Eat Smart Idaho website or contact UI Extension, Twin Falls County Eat Smart Idaho Program Coordinator Cammie Jayo ( 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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University of Idaho Extension, Twin Falls County

Mailing Address:
630 Addison Ave W, Suite 1600
Twin Falls, ID 83301

Phone: 208-734-9590

Fax: 208-734-9591



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