Welcome to the U of I Owyhee County Extension Office
Eat Smart Idaho – Idaho’s Food Stamp Nutrition Education Program
The Eat Smart Idaho program is a UI Extension education program designed to help adults with limited resources learn how to stretch their food dollars to provide tasty, low-cost, healthy meals for their famillies. Eat Smart Idaho teaches nutrition and consumer-related skills that lead to individual change. The program helps families in Idaho move toward increased self-sufficiency. It helps those who are transitioning from welfare to work.
Nutrition education is critical for the health and well-being of children and their families. Malnutrition, along with environmental factors associated with poverty, can permanently slow physical growth, brain development and cognitive functioning. The longer a child’s nutritional, emotional and educational needs are not met, the greater the likelihood of cognitive impairments.
For more information about the Eat Smart Idaho program in Owyhee County, contact Patty Daughdrill, Nutrition Advisor.