Extension Educator, Family & Consumer Sciences and Eat Smart Idaho Administrator
Laura has a background in food and nutrition. She specializes in helping people learn how to eat healthy and safe. She also administers the Eat Smart Idaho program in the Eastern Idaho District. Eat Smart Idaho helps low income families learn techniques for buying, preparing and eating healthy foods on a limited budget.
- M.S., University of Wyoming, 2016
- B.S., Brigham Young University, 2014
- Food Safety
- Community Development
Laura Foist grew up on a chicken farm in Ohio and is the mother of a little girl. She has been the family and consumer sciences Extension educator in Bannock County for two years. Her Extension focus is nutrition, healthy living and helping others have a love of cooking and food. She particularly loves doing this through teaching the science of food and cooking. She is also the Eat Smart Idaho administrator for the eastern district. Eat Smart Idaho helps low income families learn techniques for buying, preparing and eating healthy foods on a limited budget. In her spare time she loves baking (particularly pies), spending time with her family and enjoying a beautiful day outside. Laura received a bachelors in food science from Brigham Young University and a masters degree in food science and human nutrition from the University of Wyoming.