Craighead County EFNEP at UADA

Craighead County EFNEP at UADA

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Adult EFNEP Cooking classes are held each week at the Bono Community Center. This weeks Eating Smart, Being Active lesson was Make Half Your Grains Whole. We made Grilled Quesedillas with Vegetables using whole wheat tortillas. If you would like to attend these classes call Kim Huffman, 870-933-4565 for sign up information.
March is Narional Nutrition Month!
Are you choosing a good variety of foods from each of the 5 food groups?
Are you preparing chicken for the Super Bowl game? Make sure to check the temp with a food thermometer. 165 degrees is the perfect number to keep your family and guests safe!
Many families in Craighead County received commodities today distributed by the Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas. Craighead EFNEP Program Assistant, Kim Huffman, provided a copy of 3-Can Chili recipe to each family. This recipe was chosen because it can easily be made with the contents of their commodity box and a few pantry items. She also included information on upcoming cooking and nutrition classes she will be presenting. If you'd like more information contact Kim at [email protected] or call the extension office 870-933-4565. 🍅🌶🍎🍌🍓🥕
WHAT IS EFNEP?
The Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) is a program of the Cooperative Extension Service of the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture Extension and Research. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), managed by National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), and the Cooperative Extension Service fund the program.

Learn more about EFNEP and who we serve here...
https://www.uaex.uada.edu/life-skills-wellness/food-nutrition/eating-well/EFNEP/
Community Post: Commodity Food Distribution for Craighead County is Feb 2nd in Jonesboro at Parker Park Community Center from 9 til food runs out. And in Caraway, AR at 325 Missouri Street form 9 til food runs out. Look for EFNEP PA Kim Huffman to be handing out upcoming cooking class information with recipes in Jonesboro at Parker Park.
This week, EFNEP Program Assistant, Kim Huffman, presented Teen Cuisine lessons in 4 of Mrs. Harrell's 9th grade FACS Classes at Annie Camp Junior High. Students also worked in small groups to make Fruit with Yogurt Orange Dip. They gave it a thumbs up!
We are now scheduling FREE cooking and nutrition classes in Craighead County. Attached you will find a link that offers more information about the EFNEP program, and how to qualify. We conveniently offer lessons by phone, virtually, by email, mail out, small group or one on one. You can join a class or grab a few friends and schedule one by contacting Kim at 870-933-4565 or email [email protected]
Today, EFNEP Program Asst., Kim Huffman, made Quick and Easy Pizza in her cooking and nutrition class at In His Wings Ministry. This recipe can be found on the free Eating Smart, Being Active app for both Apple and Android.
If making healthier choices is one of your New Year's resolutions, call 870-933-4565 for more information on attending free classes.
Today, students in Mrs. Edmond's classes at Annie Camp Junior High were visited by EFNEP Program Assistant Kim Huffman, with Craighead County Extension. She taught the importance of eating a healthy breakfast and what that should look like. A healthy breakfast should include 3 of the 5 food groups (Dairy, Protein, Grains, Dairy, Vegetables). The students then made a breakfast of scrambled eggs and whole grain blueberry pancakes in their cooking labs.
If your school would like information on this or other free cooking and nutrition programs, please call the Craighead County Extension office at 870-933-4565 or email Kim at [email protected].
Do you wash your can tops before opening?
Food safety in the kitchen is very important. One thing you may not think about is washing your can tops before opening them. Bacteria and germs can live on can tops and go undetected. Many hands touch the cans from the factory, shipping, wearhouse, shelf stocking person to customers in the store. Once you attach the can opener and put a hole in the can cross contamination can happen if the top is not properly washed off. What may be on the top of the can be potentially transferred inside the can. A quick rinse and wipe with a wet paper towel is important to cooking food safely. If you would like more information on our free cooking classes and food safety tips, please contact us at 870-933-4565.

Empowering individuals, youth and families with limited resources with information to support a nutritionally sound diet and enhance personal development.

What is EFNEP? The Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) is a program of the Cooperative Extension Service of the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture Extension and Research. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), managed by National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), and the Cooperative Extension Service fund the program. What we do:
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Photos from Craighead County EFNEP at UADA's post 03/10/2022

Adult EFNEP Cooking classes are held each week at the Bono Community Center. This weeks Eating Smart, Being Active lesson was Make Half Your Grains Whole. We made Grilled Quesedillas with Vegetables using whole wheat tortillas. If you would like to attend these classes call Kim Huffman, 870-933-4565 for sign up information.

03/09/2022

March is Narional Nutrition Month!
Are you choosing a good variety of foods from each of the 5 food groups?

Every week during National Nutrition Month® we will post a call to action and a MyPlate resource to match. This week we’re focusing on including foods from all 5 food groups. Check out the Start Simple with MyPlate Mini Poster to learn more.

Available in English http://ow.ly/3gm150I992H and Spanish http://ow.ly/kuVN50I992K

02/11/2022

8 weeks to a healthier "You"? Don't mind if we do! 🥦

Incorporate 5 🖐 simple daily habits that can improve YOUR health. This 8-week challenge starts on Valentine’s Day! There is still time to register! Register NOW ➡ https://livingwellchallenge.uada.edu/start/

02/10/2022

Are you preparing chicken for the Super Bowl game? Make sure to check the temp with a food thermometer. 165 degrees is the perfect number to keep your family and guests safe!

Americans will eat a billion chicken wings on Sunday. Use a food thermometer at the thickest part of the wing, avoiding the bone, to ensure wings are safely cooked at 165 F. https://www.foodsafety.gov/blog/your-winning-game-plan-super-bowl-sunday-food-and-leftovers

02/02/2022

Many families in Craighead County received commodities today distributed by the Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas. Craighead EFNEP Program Assistant, Kim Huffman, provided a copy of 3-Can Chili recipe to each family. This recipe was chosen because it can easily be made with the contents of their commodity box and a few pantry items. She also included information on upcoming cooking and nutrition classes she will be presenting. If you'd like more information contact Kim at [email protected] or call the extension office 870-933-4565. 🍅🌶🍎🍌🍓🥕

Expanded Foods Nutrition Education - Arkansas EFNEP | Free cooking classes in Arkansas 01/31/2022

Expanded Foods Nutrition Education - Arkansas EFNEP | Free cooking classes in Arkansas

WHAT IS EFNEP?
The Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) is a program of the Cooperative Extension Service of the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture Extension and Research. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), managed by National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), and the Cooperative Extension Service fund the program.

Learn more about EFNEP and who we serve here...
https://www.uaex.uada.edu/life-skills-wellness/food-nutrition/eating-well/EFNEP/

Expanded Foods Nutrition Education - Arkansas EFNEP | Free cooking classes in Arkansas The Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) is a program of the Cooperative Extension Service of the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture Extension and Research. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), managed by National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA),...

Commodity Distribution Program | Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas 01/28/2022

Commodity Distribution Program | Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas

Community Post: Commodity Food Distribution for Craighead County is Feb 2nd in Jonesboro at Parker Park Community Center from 9 til food runs out. And in Caraway, AR at 325 Missouri Street form 9 til food runs out. Look for EFNEP PA Kim Huffman to be handing out upcoming cooking class information with recipes in Jonesboro at Parker Park.

Commodity Distribution Program | Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas The Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas conducts 4 to 5 commodity food distributions annually at 20 different sites in 11 counties. Key Food Bank staff, with the help of several local volunteers, set up a one-day food pantry at advertised locations throughout the year. Families or individuals are given....

Photos from Craighead County EFNEP at UADA's post 01/27/2022

This week, EFNEP Program Assistant, Kim Huffman, presented Teen Cuisine lessons in 4 of Mrs. Harrell's 9th grade FACS Classes at Annie Camp Junior High. Students also worked in small groups to make Fruit with Yogurt Orange Dip. They gave it a thumbs up!

Expanded Foods Nutrition Education - Arkansas EFNEP | Free cooking classes in Arkansas 01/26/2022

Expanded Foods Nutrition Education - Arkansas EFNEP | Free cooking classes in Arkansas

We are now scheduling FREE cooking and nutrition classes in Craighead County. Attached you will find a link that offers more information about the EFNEP program, and how to qualify. We conveniently offer lessons by phone, virtually, by email, mail out, small group or one on one. You can join a class or grab a few friends and schedule one by contacting Kim at 870-933-4565 or email [email protected]

Expanded Foods Nutrition Education - Arkansas EFNEP | Free cooking classes in Arkansas The Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) is a program of the Cooperative Extension Service of the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture Extension and Research. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), managed by National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA),...

12/07/2021

Today, EFNEP Program Asst., Kim Huffman, made Quick and Easy Pizza in her cooking and nutrition class at In His Wings Ministry. This recipe can be found on the free Eating Smart, Being Active app for both Apple and Android.
If making healthier choices is one of your New Year's resolutions, call 870-933-4565 for more information on attending free classes.

Photos from Craighead County EFNEP at UADA's post 11/16/2021

Today, students in Mrs. Edmond's classes at Annie Camp Junior High were visited by EFNEP Program Assistant Kim Huffman, with Craighead County Extension. She taught the importance of eating a healthy breakfast and what that should look like. A healthy breakfast should include 3 of the 5 food groups (Dairy, Protein, Grains, Dairy, Vegetables). The students then made a breakfast of scrambled eggs and whole grain blueberry pancakes in their cooking labs.
If your school would like information on this or other free cooking and nutrition programs, please call the Craighead County Extension office at 870-933-4565 or email Kim at [email protected].

11/03/2021

Do you wash your can tops before opening?
Food safety in the kitchen is very important. One thing you may not think about is washing your can tops before opening them. Bacteria and germs can live on can tops and go undetected. Many hands touch the cans from the factory, shipping, wearhouse, shelf stocking person to customers in the store. Once you attach the can opener and put a hole in the can cross contamination can happen if the top is not properly washed off. What may be on the top of the can be potentially transferred inside the can. A quick rinse and wipe with a wet paper towel is important to cooking food safely. If you would like more information on our free cooking classes and food safety tips, please contact us at 870-933-4565.

Photos from Craighead County EFNEP at UADA's post 10/28/2021

Students in Mrs. Edmonds FACS class learn cooking terms as they match definitions to terms. They then made 3 can chili in their kitchen lab. They also learned how to read nutrition labels during today's Teen Cuisine lesson with Kim Huffman, EFNEP Program Asst.

Photos from Craighead County EFNEP at UADA's post 10/19/2021

Participants at In His Wings Ministry practice their knife skills and food safety. They prepared a variety of fresh Vegetables & Creamy Dip during Eating Smart, Being Active class, with Kim Huffman, EFNEP Program Assistant.

10/07/2021

Students' at Annie Camp Junior High in Mrs. Edmond's FCS class practice their knife safety and cooking skills this week during their kitchen lab. EFNEP Program Assistant, Kim Huffman presented Eat Smart from the Teen Cusine curriculum. Each group prepared and baked granola to make Breakfast Parfaits.

09/12/2021

Food safety is important. Remember these tips when celebrating Happy Grandparents Day!

Happy ! Thinking about cooking for your grandparents today? Keep in mind that adults 65+ are at a higher risk for hospitalization from foodborne illness. Help your grandparents live long, healthy lives with these tips & reminders!🧓💟👴

Photos from Craighead County EFNEP at UADA's post 09/11/2021

Today, the Jonesboro Fire Department and Mrs. Angy with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Jonesboro partnered with EFNEP Program Asst. Kim Huffman at the Craighead County Extension-UAEX office to present an educational class for the new Habitat for Humanity selected homeowners.

JFD spoke to them about fire, kitchen, & home safety.

Jonesboro Code Enforcement spoke to them about property maintenance and some of the rules as a homeowner in the city.

Kim taught Eating Smart, Being Active lessons which included healthy cooking, food/kitchen safety and nutrition education. She also did a 3-Can Chili and Baked Tortilla Chips food demonstration. It received a 👍!

This collaboration & partnership helps ensure selected homeowners and families are knowledgeable in all areas of new home ownership in Jonesboro!

If you would like information on our free nutrition education and cooking class or partnering with us, call the office at 870-933-4565.

Pandemic SNAP (P-EBT) - Arkansas Department of Human Services 08/27/2021

Pandemic SNAP (P-EBT) - Arkansas Department of Human Services

Many students who were virtual learners last year and qualified for free and reduced lunches have or will be receiving a new P-EBT card in the mail. It will come unmarked with the students name on it. Do not throw it away. Funds will be added for the days their school reported them as virtual and they did not receive a school lunch. Here is more information with a number to call if you have questions.

Separately. EFNEP is now scheduling Free cooking and nutrition classes for the fall! If you would like to sign up and learn how to stretch those P-EBT food dollars and make healthy meals h snacks call Craighead County Extension at 870-933-4565.

Pandemic SNAP (P-EBT) - Arkansas Department of Human Services Update 8/4/2021 School-year P-EBTThe second round of benefits, which reflect attendance during October/November 2020, are processing and should be finished processing by Monday, August 9th. This means that all students who were eligible for the second round of school year P-EBT benefits should see d...

Summer Recipes 08/24/2021

Summer Recipes

Summer Recipes The long, lazy days of summer are the perfect backdrop for lingering at backyard barbecues, picnicking in the park, and savoring sweet and juicy desserts. Keeping that in mind, here are some sensational summer recipes from MyPlate Kitchen. These recipes range from salads to beverages to desserts. Th...

Photos from Craighead County EFNEP at UADA's post 08/24/2021

One of our most favorite and easy recipes we teach in our FREE cooking and nutrition classes.
Veggie Quesadillas! Comment below if you would like the recipe!



08/23/2021

Craighead County EFNEP proudly partners with Kidspot HIPPY and their parents. We will present educational lessons during their monthly parent meetings! This year, Kim Huffman, will again be presenting Eating Smart, Being Active via ZOOM sessions with the families.

If you would like more information on partnering with Craighead EFNEP or how to enroll on our free classes call our office at 870-933-4565.

Photos from Craighead County EFNEP at UADA's post 08/21/2021

EFNEP Program Assistant, Kim Huffman, taught "Welcome to Eating Smart, Being Active" and "Plan, Shop, Save" lessons to 10 selected Habitat for Humanity of Greater Jonesboro homeowners this morning for their educational training. Kim presented proper knife, food, and kitchen safety skills and other important skills to the families. (Photos taken before participants arrived.) If you would like more information on these free classes call 870-933-4565.

08/20/2021

Did you know one of the educational courses the Habitat for Humanity of Greater Jonesboro selected homeowners complete is cooking and nutrition? On Saturday, August 21, selected homeowners will participate in the first class of this series!
If you'd like more information on these free classes or would like to partner with us, contact the Craighead County Extension Office.

We are now scheduling FREE cooking & nutrition classes for May amd summer!! These classes will be both virtual or small groups socially distanced. Pictured are the items you will receive for participating in each class. Dates TBD. Pre- registration is required by emailing [email protected] or calling 870-933-4565.

08/20/2021

August is National Peach Month! Give this recipe a try this weekend and let us know what you think!
We are now scheduling cooking & nutrition classes for the fall.
Give us a call at 870-933-4565 for more information.

August is National Peach Month!
Peaches are an excellent source of Vitamin A and Vitamin C, and are full of fiber!

Comment below and let me know if you would try this recipe for Peach Crisp in the month of August.

08/12/2021

August is back to school month. Fightback.org has great information on how to safely pack a lunch for your kids when they go back.

What are some of your favorite foods you remember eating for lunch at school?

08/11/2021

Commodity distribution in Jonesboro and Caraway today. ID needed to show your Craighead address. Also Covid 19 Vaccinations are being given if needed.

The Food Bank will host Commodity Distributions in Craighead County on Wednesday, August 11th from 9 a.m. until food runs out. See location details below.

07/31/2021

Safety Rules for Kids and Families in the Kitchen!!

Courtesy of Purdue Extension

Photos from Provision 88 Food Ministry's post 07/27/2021

Community post!

07/23/2021

Drinking eight, 8 oz glasses of water or 64 ounces a day is recommended. In these extreme Arkansas temperatures staying hydrated is important. Try infusing your water with fresh fruit to add flavor without the added sugar. What fruit flavors do you think would taste great?

Pictured is strawberry kiwi infused water that EFNEP program Assistant, Kim Huffman, recently prepared for one of her cooking classes! For more information on the classes call 870-933-4565.

07/20/2021

Meet one of Craighead County EFNEP Program Assistants, Kim Huffman. Kim has been with EFNEP for 4 years. She teaches basic cooking, food and nutrition classes to low resource families. Covid-19 presented some major challenges reaching those that EFNEP serves. But through proper social distancing, technology, online programming, mail out & phone lessons and video conferencing, Kim was able to successfully complete her job duties, and met her youth and adult participant goals! She was also recognized as the Arkansas EFNEP Educator of the Year in 2020 for her hard work and dedication!
If you would like more information on these free K-12 youth or adults with children cooking & nutrition classes, call our office at 870-933-4565!

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