NDSU Extension Service - Morton County


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Food, Nutrition and Health

food nutrition health education

The Morton County Extension Service provides the education to help people make informed decisions and adopt food and nutrition practices, which will promote optimal growth, health and productivity, and reduce disease risks and health care costs. Audiences for these programs include school age youth, child care providers, teachers, parents and families.

NDSU Extension Service/Food & Nutrition

 For more information, contact Vanessa Hoines, Extension Agent at 701-667-3340 or email her at .



The Family TableThe Family Table

Eating together as a family has many benefits.

Meals eaten as a family tend to be more healthful. They also give families an opportunity to communicate and strengthen relationships. Plus, teens who eat with their family regularly are less likely to get involved in risky behaviors such as smoking, drinking and taking drugs.

On Jan. 1, 2017, the North Dakota State University Extension Service is launching “The Family Table: Eat, Savor, Connect,” a program to provide families with tips, meal plans, recipes and conversation starters to help make family meals happen. The team who developed this program includes Extension food and nutrition and family science specialists.

“The Family Table: Eat, Savor, Connect” website will provide information on monthly topics, such as meal planning, making mealtime fun, cooking basics, buying nutritious food on a limited budget, getting kids involved in meal preparation, and family fitness. The site also will have links to related events in counties throughout the state.

You’ll be able to sign up for an electronic newsletter with recipes and tips, and follow the program on Facebook for more tips, meal plans and ideas for getting conversations going during family meals.

Visit The Family Table website to learn more.




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