Extension Educator — Health & Fitness/Nutrition
University of Idaho Extension, Idaho County
320 W. Main
Grangeville, ID 83530
Kirstin emphasis is family and consumer sciences. She offers programming in health, nutrition and fitness to all community members, schools and businesses.
Doctoral candidate, University of Idaho
M.A., Pacific Lutheran University, 1999
B.S., Pacific Lutheran University, 1994
- Providing leadership and educational programming for all ages in the areas of health, nutrition, healthy lifestyles and fitness.
- Five for Five - 5 Minutes to Better Health
- Mental Health First Aid
- Walk & Talk - Community Walking Program
- Partners Inspiring Community Health (PICH) - Extreme Adventure Club
- Fitness & Healthy Lifestyles Consultations
- Using Participatory Photomapping and Community Conversation to Address Obesity in Rural Residents
- Jensen, K, M. Toomey, S. Johnson, J. Buck, L. Blanch, K. Tifft, and S.G. Lee. 2022. Five for Five: 5 Minutes to Better Health, ECS 018. University of Idaho Extension Publishing.
- Jensen, K.D., Tifft, K., Winfield, T., Gunter, K., Goc Karp, G., & John, D.H. (October 2019). Engaging Residents in Participatory Photomapping and Readiness Conversation to Address the Rural Obesogenic Context. Journal of Extension [Online], 57(5), 5FEA1. Available at: https://joe.org/joe/2019october/a1.php
- Jensen, K., Tifft, K., Winfield, T., Gunter, K., John, D., and Goc Karp, G. (2017). Mapping attributes using participatory photography: Exploring healthy active living in rural Idaho. Journal of Extension.
- Junior golf program teaches lifetime physical activity skills
- Youth increase their physical activity with Five for Five: Five minutes to better health
- Five for Five team shares their innovative curricula on large scale
- Extension educators turn understanding to action through Dementia Friends program
Kirstin Jensen currently serves as the family and consumer sciences Extension educator in Idaho County. Her primary responsibility is to provide extension and outreach from the University of Idaho to Idaho County residents and other northern district counties when requested. Kirstin works to provide leadership and educational programming for all ages in the areas of health, nutrition, healthy lifestyles and fitness. In addition, Kirstin is the Extension resource contact for fitness and healthy lifestyle questions, consultations, workshops and train-the-trainer instruction in the state of Idaho.
Kirstin’s educational background includes a bachelor of science in physical education from Pacific Lutheran University and a master's in education from Pacific Lutheran University. She is currently working on completing her doctorate in education with a focus on healthy active lifestyles from the University of Idaho. Kirstin is married, has one child and lives on a horse ranch in north central Idaho.
- Jensen, K., S. Johnson, M. Toomey, J. Buck, L. Blanch, S.G. Lee, and K. Tifft. University of Idaho, CALS Innovation Project Award, Five for Five - 5 Minutes to Better Health, 2022
- Jensen, K. University of Idaho, Smith Lever Federal Funds, Support to teach Mental Health First Aid classes, 2021, 2020
- Tifft, K. & Jensen, K. National Association of Community Development Extension Professionals, National & Western Regional Winners – Educational Technology: Team — Engaging Residents in Participatory Photomapping, 2020
- Jensen, K. Joint Council of Extension Professionals, Professional Improvement Scholarship, 2019, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2011, 2021, 2022
- Jensen, K. Mildred Haberly Extension Professional Endowment, School of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2011, 2021, 2022
- Tifft, K., Jensen, K., & Mayes, I. University of Idaho, CALS Innovation Project Award, Healthy Troy, 2018-2019
- Jensen, K., & Tifft, K. National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2nd Place Western Region Winner — Family Health and Wellness Award, 2018