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Jill Barnhardt
FCS/4-H Agent

Health and Nutrition

Kansans increasingly seek information about their food and nutrition needs, about how to prepare easy and nutritious meals, and about physical activity. Helping Kansans eat more healthfully and increase physical activity can improve their quality of life now and in the future and reduce health care costs. Learning to eat healthfully can also stretch food budgets. In order to prevent foodborne illnesses, K-State University scientists and educators present information on safe food handling practices for the benefit of Kansans.

Learn more by visiting the K-State Research and Extension Health and Nutrition homepage.

My Plate


The US Department Health and Human Services and the Department of Agriculture released the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, which emphasizes the importance of a healthy eating style in reducing the risk for chronic diseases.  MyPlate aims to translate the science of the dietary guidelines into messages, resources, and tools to help you find food and beverage choices that are right for you.  Check out the new initiative: MyPlate, MyWins, which is designed help families find solutions to make healthy eating easier. 

Check out more on MyPlate by visiting the USDA webpage

Healthy Links

Safe and Healthy International Travel

Keep Recipes "Food Safe"

Food Preservation

Family Nutrition
Kansas SNAP-Ed Program

Nutrition Topics

Cook Once, Eat Twice


KS Breastfeeding Coalition

Breastfeeding Resources

Kelly Mom

Challenges with Breastfeeding