FOOD & HEALTH
HEALTH AND HUMAN SCIENCES
Health and Human Sciences Extension provides informal educational programs that increase knowledge, influence attitudes, teach skills, and inspire aspirations. Through the adoption and application of these practices, the quality of individual, family, and community life is improved. Health and Human Sciences Extension is a part of the mission of the College of Health and Human Sciences at Purdue University and the Purdue Extension Service.
Health and Human Sciences Extension brings staff and volunteer expertise together to address the needs and priority issues facing Indiana's families. Five specific objectives are addressed. To achieve our mission, the Extension Health and Human Sciences program area will:
- Provide education from numerous disciplines addressing societal issues of concern to individuals and families.
- Assist communities in analyzing the status of families and identifying appropriate community action to meet the needs of families.
- Train volunteers and paraprofessionals to assist the Extension Health and Human Sciences program.
- Motivate people to become involved in community issues and development of leadership potential in those people.
- Collaborate with other Extension program areas, and form partnerships with other agencies, community organizations, and educational groups.
Food & Health Programs
• Home Food Preservation
• Dining with Diabetes
• The Food You Eat - Making Healthy Food Choices
• The Power of One Dietary Change in Losing Weight
• Avoid Portion Distortion
Food & Health Websites
Food Preservation • Pinterest • Food Safety • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention • Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion • Choose My Plate • Eat Smart - Play Hard • 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans • More Matters • Dietary Guidelines • Test Your Summer Food Safety Savvy • Eat More Carrots (You Tube) • Prevent Portion Distortion • 30 MyPlate Steps to a Healthier You • How Should You Spend Your Calorie Salary? • Planning Healthy Meals for One or Two - A Checklist•