2019 Extension Master Food Volunteer Applications
Calling all foodies! Do you have a passion for cooking, nutrition and healthy living? Do you like to share your passion? Johnson County K-State Research and Extension is accepting applications for the 2019 Extension Master Food Volunteer training program. The application deadline is August 2. Training is held on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, starting September 17 and runs through October 16. The eight training sessions will be held at the Kansas State University Olathe campus at 22201 W Innovation Drive in Olathe, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. The fee is $100. Applications, requirements and a list of training dates are available by calling (913) 715-7000, or online at www.johnson.k-state.edu.
The Extension Master Food Volunteer program utilizes the expertise of nutritionists, registered dietitians, food scientists and culinary experts to train volunteers in the areas of nutrition, cooking, food safety and preservation. Trainees who complete the Johnson County program requirements become part of a volunteer team to assist Crystal Futrell, Family and Consumer Sciences agent, with community outreach. All activities are geared toward the single purpose of educating the public, and enhancing health and well-being. Teaching classes, leading school programs, leading grocery store tours, creating meal plans for families and creating educational displays are some of the activities volunteers participate in.
If you are interested in becoming an Extension Master Food Volunteer, contact your local county K-State Extension office for more details.