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Nutrition and Healthy Living


Diet fads come and go, but healthy eating never goes out of style. We all need to eat right and stay active in order to be healthy. Learn about proper nutrition, healthy foods, and food safety.

Melanie Southerland, FCS Agent for Jefferson County

Health and Nutrition Blog

Exercise, proper nutrition, mental health, getting the right care, and preventing and managing disease are just a few of the health-related topics Extension helps with.

FCS Agent, Melanie Southerland, teaching campers how to make healthy snacks safely

Food Safety and Preservation

We provide information on canning, drying, foodborne illness, food handling and preparation. We also provide SafeStaff and ServSafe Manager training and certification.

upcoming classes

Upcoming Classes

We provide a variety of food and health related classes, and class offerings are updated as needed. We've offered Dining with Diabetes, Keeping Blood Pressure Down, cooking classes, canning classes, and more in the past-- keep checking back to see what's currently scheduled!