The Utah State University Extension Office provides excellent resources to Morgan County. Through the Family and Consumer Sciences and 4-H program, the Agricultural Services Department and the Food Sense Program our community is enriched and educated. The first two services may be familiar to you already, but the last, Food Sense is an up and coming program in the Extension Office. The program is headed by me, Madeline Carrigan, the Nutrition Education Assistant and sponsored and supported by Amanda Horrocks the County 4-H Agent. Food Sense is a program funded by the USDA which aims to assist families in budgeting properly and getting the most nutrition out of what they can afford. This program is set up to provide education and resources that will promote healthy eating and a more active lifestyle. What’s unique about this program is the vast curriculum of fun and exciting ways to accomplish more nutritious eating habits. In the past year we have given six monthly classes on a variety of topics such as shopping on a budget, healthy holiday recipes, quick meals, healthy snacks for kids, exercising for the busy adult, and portion control. In the upcoming year we plan to host such topics as getting the most out of your coupons, cooking with canned goods, making exercising work for you, and much more.
Come join us on September 8th for a very exciting cooking class highlighting some of the season’s best recipes for fresh fruits and vegetables. As always you can expect amazing door prizes, and delicious free food samples! Classes are held in the evening from 6:30 to 7:30 at the Morgan County Auditorium, and best of all classes are free! The Extension Office and Food Sense Program are excited to bring you all the information at our disposal, and the best way to take advantage of these resources is to attend these wonderful free classes. We look forward to seeing you and working together to expand our program in Morgan County.