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HHS Extension @ Purdue


The goal of the HHS program is to improve the lives of families and individuals throughout Grant County. The Grant County Extension office collaborates with many other agencies, community organizations, and educational groups to address the needs in our community. The Consumer and Family Sciences Extension Educator can help by providing education in areas such as:

Purdue Extension in Grant County also conducts the Family Nutrition Program (FNP) through two Program Assistants working under the supervision of the HHS Extension Educator.

Extension is making a difference for families - providing people with the knowledge to face the critical issues of today head-on; and then giving them a hands-on, practical way of putting that knowledge to work.

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Popular Links of Interest:

Family resource management links. Find resources to help navigate tough times for family finances. Click here

Mold resources - fact sheets, publications. Click here

Additional mold resources at Purdue Extension Disaster Education Network

Upcoming HHS Events:


ServSafe® Manager Certification for Grant, Howard, and Wabash Counties and surrounding areas, held at Wabash County Courthouse, 1 West Hill St., Wabash, IN. 

2013 Training Dates   •   Dec. 2013 Program Registration Form


Adult Art and Hobby Show at 2014 4-H Fair - Open Show Exhibits

Rules, Class Descriptions, and Entry Form


For additional events, visit Purdue Extension - Grant County's Calendar


Extension Educational Programs Available

Purdue Extension's Health and Human Sciences program focuses on three primary areas:

  • Foods & Nutrition

  • Family Resource Management, and

  • Human Development

Persons from pre-natal to seniors, in rural or city communities are considered our families to serve. Topical programs and hundreds of resources are available to you or your organization by contacting the Purdue Extension office. Some program examples include: 

Adult Children, Aging Parents

   Appreciating Diversity

      Children and Fitness

         Cooking with the Lite Touch

            Dining with Diabetes

               Focus on Financial Management

                  Food Safety

                     Have a Healthy Baby

                        Identity Theft

                           Living Well

                              Looking on the Bright Side

                                 Relatives as Parents

                                    Sizing up the Dietary Guidelines

                                       Smart Snacks

                                          Strong Women Stay Young

Most programs are free, some require a small fee. Group or individual assistance is available. 

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Links of interest:

Avian Flu information - One stop access to U.S. Government avian and pandemic flu information. Managed by the Department of Health and Human Services. http://www.pandemicflu.gov/

The Benefit Bank of Indiana - assistance with tax filing, Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Census Figures for Indiana  http://www.stats.indiana.edu/web/profiles.html 

Health and Human Sciences Extension at Purdue http://www.cfs.purdue.edu/extension/

Consumer Reports  http://www.consumerreports.org

Facebook for Parents http://facebookforparents.org/

MyFood-A-Pedia http://www.myfoodapedia.gov/

Indiana Extension Homemakers Association  http://ieha-families.org/

Indiana Saves http://www.indianasaves.org/

Indiana Youth Institute http://www.iyi.org

Marion General Hospital http://www.mgh.net/

National Diabetes Education Program  http://www.ndep.nih.gov/

Purdue Extension  http://www.ces.purdue.edu/

Small Steps to Health and Wealth (Rutgers University) http://njaes.rutgers.edu/sshw/

Soap and Detergent Association "Cleaning Matters" website  http://www.cleaning101.com/cleaningmatters/newsletter/

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention http://www.cdc.gov/

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/pubs/pub_idx.html

USDA Food Guide Pyramid http://www.mypyramid.gov/

USDA for Kids  http://www.usda.gov/news/usdakids/index.html

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Last updated Oct. 10, 2013