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Johnson County

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Johnson County
11811 S. Sunset Drive
Suite 1500
Olathe, KS 66061

Office Hours:

Monday - Friday,
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

(913) 715-7000
(913) 715-7005 fax

Map to our office

K-State Research and Extension is committed to making its services, activities and programs accessible to all participants. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by contacting Johnson County Extension at (913)715-7000. Notify staff of accommodation needs as early as possible.

Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service

K-State Research and Extension is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Four-Course Living Residential Staff Information

Class will come to you!

Date:  What works well for you
Time:  What works well for you
Location:  Your residence, usually in the kitchen, maybe around the dinner table
Fee:  Free

To register, call Jean Porter at (913) 236-5019.

For many adults with developmental disabilities, the opportunity to improve nutrition and have healthier meal options depends on their Residential or Day Service Providers. As a service provider, you understand how difficult it can be to help manage your residents' expenses and choices while actively involving them in meal planning and preparation. Four Course Living is pleased to offer Residential and Day service provider classes. 

Crystal Futrell, Family & Consumer Sciences, Health & Food Safety County Extension Agent, will instruct the class with input from Jean Porter and Sherry Carter, Extension Master Food Volunteers.

Class Topics:

  • Basic Nutrition and Practice
  • Meal Planning and Preparation with those you serve
  • We will prepare samples for staff and residents to taste

Class Objectives:

  • Improve knowledge of good nutrition
  • Learn about portion control, healthy food options, balanced meals
  • Discover ways to go from meal planning, to grocery shopping, to preparation
  • Integrating the people you serve into the meal planning and preparation process
  • Begin a book of easy recipes to prepare for residents

In addition to attending these residential staff classes, providers are encouraged to participate in our other Four-Course Living cooking classes with the individuals they serve. These cooking classes provide great hands-on experience to foster collaboration and independent living skills in the kitchen.



Contact Us

Crystal Futrell
Family and Consumer Sciences Agent