K-State Research and Extension to Offer FREE Nutrition Classes To Persons on Limited Food Budgets

Press Release

Create Better Health is one of many programs offered through Kansas’ SNAP-Ed Nutrition Education Programs. SNAP-Ed is the nutrition education component of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP. The Create Better Health program is offered through Kansas State University Extension offices. Create Better Health teaches people how to eat well and be active. Our classes focus on teaching participants how to make delicious and nutritious meals from foods they already have on hand. All the information you will receive in Create Better Health classes is based on the USDA’s nutrition and physical activity recommendations. Each class is designed to build upon the previous lessons. After attending four to eight classes, you will have the knowledge and skills to lead a healthy lifestyle.

Create Better Health (CBH) is a comprehensive nutrition curriculum designed to teach adult SNAP-Ed participants how to eat well and be active on a budget. Its goal is to teach participants the knowledge and cooking skills necessary to lead an active and healthy lifestyle on limited resources. CBH combines nutrition and physical activity recommendations from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and is based on Social Cognitive Theory.

The classes that will be offered through this particular series will be: Introduction to My Plate & Physical Activity, Meal Planning, Grocery Shopping & Goal Setting, Fruits, Vegetables & Aerobic Activity, Protein, Food Safety & Resistance Training Grains & Balance and Flexible Healthy Eating Patterns. If attendees attend all 6 classes they will receive a FREE $30 appliance.

Half of the attendees for this program must qualify for assistance (SNAP/TEFAP/TANF/WIC/Medicaid/Medicare) in order to attend. Space will be limited to 12 participants. Youth can attend with an adult if 3rd grade or older. If you are needing childcare in order to attend, please let us know. To register for the class, you can follow this link: https://kstate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3ltwSTOBSK83EBE, or contact the River Valley Clay Center Extension Office at 785-632-5335, or email Karra James at kmjames@ksu.edu.

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