Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) has many different topic areas and strive to improve the lives and well-being of individuals, families and communities. Montana State University Extension offers and provides educational resources in the areas of community health resources, family economics, family and human development, food and nutrition and, housing and environmental health.

WHAT IS HAPPENING NEXT?

You CAN! Canning Classes

  • Tuesday, Sept 10 - Jams and Jelly
  • Tuesday, Sept 17 - Pickles and Salsa
  • Tuesday, Sept 24 - Vegetables and Freezing
  • Tuesday, Oct. 1 - Meats and Dehydration

Each class is $15 or if you register for all four classes the cost is $50. Payment reserves your spot. Please complete your registration online or stop by the MSU Cascade County Extension office at 3300 3rd St. NE #9, Great Falls, MT 59404.

 For other questions please contact Katrin Finch the MSU Cascade County Extension Office at 406-454-6980.

 

Dinging With Diabetes - End of September 2019!

Dining with Diabetes is a cooking school and nutrition education program designed for people with diabetes and their family members or caregivers.

In a series of four classes, cooking demonstrations will help you learn healthy techniques to use in your own kitchen. The program includes sampling healthy foods and discussion with a dietitian or certified diabetes educator, plus a follow-up reunion class held at a later date.

Who Should Attend?

Anyone with concerns about diabetes or anyone interested in controlling blood sugar is encouraged to participate and to bring a family member, friend, caregiver, or other support person.

Attend Dining with Diabetes and Take Chage Today!

Sign up for Dining with Diabetes and you’ll learn how to incorporate good, healthy cooking techniques and other practices to help you control your blood sugar.

At Dining with Diabetes, you will:

  • Watch live cooking demonstrations.
  • Sample delicious food prepared for you.
  • Gain new insights on healthy eating.
  • Learn new skills to manage your diabetes.

 

Interested in attending classes offered by MSU Cascade County Extension? Be sure to complete the contact me form and we will send you an email on upcoming classes in the area of Family and Consumer Sciences!

 

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Food Safety Classes

ServSafe Food Safety is offered through the MSU Cascade County Extension Office we provide the following classes:

  • ServSafe Food Manger Exam Proctoring
    • Please contact Katrin Finch at 406-454-6980 for details on the next proctoring session
  • ServSafe Food Handler Class (4 hour class)
    • Food handler course is a brief overview of the following topics: personal hygiene, controlling time and temperature, preventing cross contamination, and cleaning and sanitizing
  • ServSafe Food Manager Class (8 hours class)
    • The food manager course is an in-depth look at food safety and cover the following topics: safe food, forms of contamination, the flow of food, food safety management systems, safe facilities, and cleaning and sanitizing.
    • For questions regarding regulation and requirements please contact the local sanitarians. In Cascade County please contact the environmental Health Office at 406-454-6950
    • For more details on the ServSafe Food Manager class visit the ServSafe website
    • To register for a ServSafe Food Manager Class in Cascade County visit  Callaghan Enterprises
 

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Food Preservation Classes

You Can! Canning Class Series - Learn the basics of water bath, pressure canning, and so much more. Classes will include jam/jelly, pickles, salsa, canning vegetables, and canning meats.

CHECK OUT THE NEWLY REVISED MONTGUIDES FOR FOOD PRESERVATION (Food preservation MontGuides can be found on the MSU Publications website )

 

Interested in attending classes offered by MSU Cascade County Extension? Be sure to complete the contact me form and we will send you an email on upcoming classes in the area of Family and Consumer Sciences!

  

 

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Montana Kinship Navigator Program (MTKNP) Support Group

Today in Montana, there are over 6,600 kinship caregivers providing care to children without parental support. This group was formed to provide support and education for the kinship caregivers right here in Cascade County. The Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Project was established in 2002 and has taken many forms across the state, most recently changing its name to the Montana Kinship Navigator Program (MTKNP). For more information at the state level visit the Montana Kinship Navigator Program (GRG) website or email mtknp@montana.edu . For more information about the MTKNP Support Group in Cascade County please contact the MSU Cascade County Extension Office at 406-454-6980 or email katrin.finch@montana.edu

 

Interested in attending classes offered by MSU Cascade County Extension? Be sure to complete the contact me form and we will send you an email on upcoming classes in the area of Family and Consumer Sciences!

 

 

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Family Economics/Financial Management Classes

  • SolidFinances
    • Solid Finances is series of free financial education webinars. The webinars are designed to empower you to take control of your finances by improving your knowledge of personal finance topics. 
  • Marlin the Monkey - financial education for youngsters! Explore the world of earn, save, spend from Marlin's point of view - collect as many bananas you can through a story telling experience!
  • Who Wants to be a Credit Score Millionaire - financial education for teens and adults! Learn about how complex credit scores can be! Topics include what can effect your credit score as well as how to use your credit wisely. Contact Katrin Finch for more information!
     

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Health and Human Development Classes

  • DEEP (Diabetes Education Empowerment Program)
  • Walking With Ease
  • Assistive Devices
  • Dining With Diabetes
 

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Other Information and MSU MontGuides

For more information published by MSU Extension feel free to visit our website at MSU Extension Publication Store

 

Interested in attending classes offered by MSU Cascade County Extension? Be sure to complete the contact me form and we will send you an email on upcoming classes in the area of Family and Consumer Sciences!