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The goal of Family and Consumer Science professionals is to improve the quality of life for adults, children and families through research-based data — specifically in the areas of healthy lifestyles, nutrition, food safety and financial management.

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Family Finances

To improve the financial literacy and money management practices of Idahoans, UI Extension educators offer various resources. Learn more.

Food Safety and Preservation

UI Extension educators provide food safety training to consumers through classes, face-to-face and telephone consultations. The goal of food safety education is to maintain the health of Idaho residents by preventing outbreaks of food borne illness.  2015 Master Food Safety Advisor Brochure

Healthy Lifestyles

Classes are offered throughout the year on subjects ranging from menu planning, saving money at the grocery store, preparing healthy, wholesome foods, and exercise and strength training. Learn more.

Household Resources
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Registration and payment online is easy with Idaho Marketplace. Learn more.

Whole Grain Artisan Breads

Learn to make whole grain breads from stored high-moisture dough.  Learn new recipes and ideas for Artisan bread so  you can eat “half your grains whole.”  Class dates will be posted when available.  Details

Using Sourdough and Preferment Dough

Learn the science of baking with sourdough starters and preferment doughs, and how to safely use sourdough starter.  Taste sourdough bread, rustic bread, preferment bread, and chocolate cake made with starter.  Class dates will be posted when available.  Details

Cook Once, Eat for a Week

Preparing a week’s worth of meals in a single day seems like a big task.  Learn the basics of preparing multiple meals in one day to provide healthy, home-cooked meals at an affordable cost.  Class dates will be posted when available.  Details

StrongWomen-Healthy Habits

This program is a hands-on way to make positive changes to help you eat better, move more, and improve your general health and well-being.  Classes are held on Mondays and Wednesdays.  Class dates will be posted when available.  Details

Healthy Habits

This eight week program is held using a “non-meeting” format. Email tips for healthy living will be sent to you each week. The program is FREE, but we would like to hear from you in regard to your progress and success using this program.  A new series of tips and different areas of focus will be offered in the future.  Details


Class Cancellation Policy:  2 weeks prior to class = full refund; 1 week prior to class = in-house credit, no refund; Less than 1 week prior to class = no credit given & no refund.

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Check out some of these foods that will help you feel full longer while losing weight!  New Best Foods for Weight Loss


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To improve the financial literacy and money management practices of Idahoans, UI Extension educators offer the following resources. Additionally, we teach classes on goal setting, wise buying practices, budgeting, financial record keeping, credit use, savings and investments. See our list of classes.

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 July 3, 2013
 

Explore the topics below for more information on how to manage your finances.

Family Finances

To improve the financial literacy and money management practices of Idahoans, UI Extension educators offer a variety of resources. Explore them here.

Financial Classes

See our list of classes and when you can take them.

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Registration and payment online is easy with Idaho Marketplace. Learn more.

Financial Strategies

Learn strategies to save hundreds each month. Learn how to correct errors on your credit report and strategies to improve your credit score. Class dates will be posted when available.
Financial Strategies Brochure

Take Control of Your Money

Learn how to save money, pay down debt, manage your credit and protect against identify theft. Information about this two-session class will be posted when available.

Annie’s Project

A six-week course designed specifically for farm women, which develops management and decision-making skills of value to the operation of their farm. Classes will begin in the spring.
Annie’s Project Brochure


Cancellation Policy:  2 weeks prior to class = full refund; 1 week prior to class = in-house credit, no refund; Less than 1 week prior to class = no credit given & no refund.

 July 3, 2013
 

UI Extension educators provide food safety training to consumers through classes, face-to-face and telephone consultations. The goal of food safety education is to maintain the health of Idaho residents by preventing outbreaks of foodborne illness.

Master Food Safety Advisor

The Master Food Safety Advisor Program teaches individuals how to safely preserve a variety of food products.  This program also teaches food safety, food storage, and more.  The application deadline for the 2015 class is March 20, 2015.  Details.

Advanced Master Food Safety Advisor

The Advanced Master Food Safety Advisor Program is available to individuals who have completed Master Food Safety Advisor training and volunteer requirements.  It provides ongoing monthly educational sessions in food safety and preservation.

Harvest Food Preservation Classes

Learn different methods of preserving your harvest, from dehydration, pickling to canning, with this series of lectures and demonstrations.  DetailsRegister.

Pickling: Quick Pack & Fermented:  Learn about different types of pickled foods, correct procedures and proportions of ingredients to make quality and safe pickled products.  Problems and solutions will be addressed. (Lecture/Demo)  Date: Tuesday, August 26, 7:00-9:30 p.m.  Cost: $15.00.

Canning Basics & Tomato Products Learn the basics of canning at home safely while using a boiling water canner.  Also find out how to preserve tomato products and the importance of acidity. (Lecture/Demo)  Date: Wednesday, August 27, (2 different time options) 2:00-4:30 p.m. OR 7:00-9:30 p.m.  Cost: $15.00.

Hands-On Pressure Canning: Learn why low-acid foods must be canned in a pressure canner.  Learn how to identify low-acid foods and safe up-to-date procedures for using and caring for your pressure canner. Participants will be given the opportunity to pressure can low-acid products during this class. (Hands-On)  Date: Tuesday, September 9, 6:00-9:00 p.m.  Cost: $40.00

Dehydrate at Home:  Learn about drying fruits, vegetables, fruit leather and jerky. Pre-treatment and storage will also be discussed. (Lecture/Demo)  Date: Thursday, September 11, 7:00-9:30 p.m.  Cost: $15.00

*Class Cancellation Policy:  2 weeks prior to class = full refund; 1 week prior to class = in-house credit, no refund; Less than 1 week prior to class = no credit given & no refund.


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