Nutrition and Health

Programs offered:

Child Care Trainings • Cooking Matters • Eat Smart, Be Active • Diabetes Self-Management • Food Preservation/Canning • Health Insurance Education Initiative • Seasonal and Simple • Show Me Nutrition • Stay Strong, Stay Healthy • Taking care of You

 

Upcoming Workshops:

Stay Strong, Stay Healthy in Kirkwood.

A strength training class for older adults. Participants participate in twice weekly exercise sessions for 8 weeks building muscle and strength through the completion of 8 basic exercises. There is an advanced version for groups who have completed and mastered the original Stay Strong, Stay Healthy exercises. Click the logo above for more info.

 

A strength training class for older adults. Participants participate in twice weekly exercise sessions for 8 weeks building muscle and strength through the completion of 8 basic exercises. There is an advanced version for groups who have completed and mastered the original Stay Strong, Stay Healthy exercises. To schedule a class contact Leslie Bertsch or Damaris Karanja

Need the consent forms for SSSH?  Download forms for Instructor Leslie here, forms for Instructor Damaris here.

Food Preservation/Canning

Preserve it Fresh, Preserve it Safe

Love to garden?  Love to visit the Farmer's Market for fresh from the garden produce?  Find out all the latest news on preserving your harvest or special find at the market with our "Preserve it Fresh, Preserve it Safe" bi-monthly newsletter.  Produced in conjunction with K-State Research & Extension.

In the News:

Protein Packed Breakfast Prevents Body Fat Gain in Overweight Teens

See the research conducted by the University of Missouri at http://medicine.missouri.edu/news/0288.php.

Newly Released 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans 

The 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines focuses on the big picture with recommendations to help Americans make choices that add up to an overall healthy eating pattern. To build a healthy eating pattern, combine healthy choices from across all food groups — while paying attention to calorie limits, too. Learn more here. 

Eat Smart, Being Active

This is a nutrition curriculum specifically for adults. During the 8 weekly lessons, participants focus on the following topics:  physical activity, food budgeting and shopping, fruits, vegetables, grains, building strong bones, protein and iron, making dietary changes, and healthy celebrations. To schedule an Eating Smart, Being Active course, contact Terressa Clary.

Show Me Nutrition

This program is made up of 9 distinct curricula with each curricula focused on a different grade (Pre K-8th grade). Each curriculum reinforces behaviors that support a healthy weight for kids such as being more physically active, decreasing screen time, eating a healthy breakfast, eating more fruits and vegetables, and drinking less soda and fruit drinks. To schedule a class, contact Terressa Clary.

Taking Care of You 

In MU Extension's Taking Care of You class, you can learn techniques to help you reduce stress and improve lifestyle behaviors. The class teaches concepts and practical strategies to incorporate into your everyday life to better deal with life’s challenges. To schedule a course, contact Leslie Bertsch or Damaris Karanja.

Diabetes Self-Management

The goal of this class is provide people living with or caring from someone with Type 2 Diabetes or Pre-Diabetes the lifestyle tools needed to manage their blood sugar and other symptoms of this chronic condition.  This program created by Stanford Patient Education Research Center has proven to significantly improve participants control of symptoms connected to Diabetes.  This course is designed to meet for 2 ½ hours once per week for six weeks. To learn more about managing your Type 2 Diabetes, contact Leslie Bertsch or Damaris Karanja.

Seasonal and Simple 

Did you know that MU Extension has developed a website and cookbook just for Missourians that helps us make the most out of the seasonal produce available during the Spring, Summer, and Fall? Check out the Seasonal and Simple website and don’t forget to download the app. Printed Seasonal and Simple Cookbooks can be purchased at the St. Louis County Extension office. 

Download the app: http://seasonalandsimple.info/

Health Insurance Education Initiative

Because of the new health care law, the Affordable Care Act (ACA), individuals, families and businesses will need to make decisions about their health insurance. This program helps individuals, families and businesses better understand the new health care law and make informed health insurance decisions.

To schedule a class, contact Damaris Karanja or Robert Russell.

Child Care Trainings

A set of seven distinct workshops available to child care professionals. Workshops focus on health and wellness topics that will not only help child care providers provide a healthier environment for children in their care, but also provide them with knowledge and skills to practice healthier habits in their own life. Trainings provide child providers with clock-hours needed to maintain their licensure. To schedule a child care training, contact Leslie Bertsch or Damaris Karanja.

LifeTimes

LifeTimes is a newsletter for individuals and families. Although the newsletter recently ceased publication, more than 10 years of archived issues are available online.

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