Archive for Thursday, January 11, 2007

Master food program

January 11, 2007

K-State Research and Extension in Douglas, Leavenworth, and Shawnee counties is offering a joint Extension Master Food Volunteer Program that will begin in February.

The Master Food Volunteer Program is for anyone who enjoys food, loves to cook, is interested in nutrition, wants to become a "master" at culinary skills and help the community.

Volunteers will receive approximately 40 hours of training in food science, food preparation, food preservation and food safety. The classes will be taught by K-State Extension Nutrition and Food Safety Specialists; County Extension Agents in Douglas, Leavenworth, and Shawnee counties; and community nutrition educators. Each day of training will be filled with demonstrations and hands-on learning.

Once completed, volunteers will have the opportunity to share skills and knowledge with the community. Projects could include providing cooking classes for adults and children, answering a holiday hotline, manning a nutrition display at health fairs or offering bread baking and food preservation workshops.

The Master Food Volunteer Training 2007 will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays Feb. 15 to April 19 at the K-State Research and Extension-Douglas County office at the Douglas County Fairgrounds in Lawrence. Classes will not take place March 22 or April 12.

Applications are due by Jan. 31. A $75 fee is charged to cover the notebook, apron, nametag and teaching supplies. Class size is limited to 30 people.

For an application or more information, call Susan Krumm for Douglas County at 843-7058; Denise Sullivan for Leavenworth County at (913) 250-2300; or Lisa Martin for Shawnee County at (785) 232-0062.

Applications are also available online at www.oznet.ksu.edu/douglas/.

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