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Community Outreach

Student groups and faculty regularly participate in a range of community activities. For example, volunteering at the food bank, conducting community cooking classes and working alongside local community dietitians. 


Dietetic interns teach high school students about healthy eating at community health fair

Community Health Fairs

  • Community health fairs are a great way to raise awareness about healthy habits
  • Faculty and students participate in community health fairs, spreading the word about healthy food choices
  • Students often develop targeted displays and handouts for the events

Male student giving community cooking demo in portable kitchen

Cooking Matters

  • Students and faculty work with the Idaho Food Bank to teach Cooking Matters healthy cooking classes
  • This 6-week, hands-on cooking program was developed by the nonprofit association, Share Our Strength
  • During the program, participants also learn about stretching dollars to help buy healthy foods

Benny the Bengal visits ISU student food bank

Benny's Pantry

  • Faculty and students help this campus-based food pantry tackle the issues of food insecurity
  • Benny's Pantry helps students who are struggling with access to enough safe and nutritious food
  • It is a service of Idaho State University

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