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FOOD & HEALTH 

Registered dietitians in our office provide nutrition education to the public on a variety of topics including food safety (ServSafe), basic nutrition, and diabetes education Dining with Diabetes.  

Consumer food safety education is available through Food Preservation classes, Fight BAC!, and Safe Food for the Hungry.  Pressure canner testing is available by appointment only.  Please call:  317-275-9255.

Farm to School Indy is an on-going initiative to improve the health and well-being of Indianapolis children by eating locally. Current, Farm to School projects include the Devington Urban Farm, Fewelge Hyiagot Center and Eat Your Way to Better Health, an educational program teaching school children about raising produce and eating healthier.  

Summer Camp Enrichment Programs provide educational opportunities to youth in summer camps throughtout Indianapolis.  Youth learn about gardening (Junior Master Gardener and Literature in the Garden programs), eating healthy (Eat Your Way to Better Health), the secret lives of butterflies, multiculturalism (Reading, Food and Culture), being active daily (Get Active, Get Fit and Walking Clubs) and basic principles of flight (Aerospace).

The Marion County Extension Office also offers nutrition education to children (Professor Popcorn Explores MyPyramid), families with children (The Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program: EFNEP), senior citizens (The Family Nutrition Education Program) and pregnant teens and women (Have A Healthy Baby). To participate in any of these program, participants must meet eligibility guidelines.

 

Purdue Extension suggests the following links for information regarding Food & Health:

Health and Human Sciences Extension - Provides resources for consumers to understand and evaluate nutrition and food safety information.