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Group of young children receiving a free meal at a lunch station. Courtesy: USDA

Communities Around South Dakota Provide Summer Meals for All Children

This summer, communities across South Dakota will be serving free meals to children, to ensure good nutrition and growth. The USDA Summer Meals Programs works with the South Dakota Department of Education, Child and Adult Nutrition Services office to make sure that when school lets out children are well-nourished throughout the summer.

Suzanne Stluka Recognized as 2019 Dr. April Brooks Women of Distinction Award

April 15, 2019

SDSU Extension Food & Families Program Director Suzanne Stluka is a recipient of the 2019 Dr. April Brooks Women of Distinction Award, recognizing her for leadership and service to South Dakotans throughout the state.

Nutrition, EFNEP & SNAP-Ed

you woman visiting food pantry

Tips for Visiting a Food Pantry

Sometime in your life, you or someone you know might find yourself looking to supplement the food supply that you have access to.

dehydrated apple slices

Extend the Life of Your Produce: Dry Your Food!

Drying or dehydrating gives you the ability to extend the life of your fresh foods to enjoy later.

various meals packed in ziplock bags and stored in a freezer

Preparing Freezer Meals

With a little planning and meal preparation, you can have some healthful meals on hand for time crunches and drop in guests.

Canned vegetables on a grocery store shelf.

Shelf-Stable Foods Save Money and Help Families Stay Prepared

January 28, 2019

Stocking canned, dried and other shelf-stable food items can ease concerns over running out of food due to finances or if winter storms prevent travel, explained SDSU Extension Family & Community Health Associate, Rachel Lindvall.

EFNEP & SNAP-Ed, Fruit, Vegetable, Family Finances, Health

Canned vegetables on a grocery store shelf.

Shelf-Stable Foods Save Money and Help Families Stay Prepared

Many people may find themselves feeling worried or concerned about having enough food in their homes. One way to help with these worries and concerns is to purchase canned or dried foods also known as shelf-stable items.

an image of a recipe for confetti bean salsa and its nutritional value

Stretch Your SNAP Funds With these SDSU Extension Tips

January 17, 2019

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Sonny Purdue, authorized the early release of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) funds. January 20, 2019, more than 93,250 South Dakotans who depend upon SNAP to help feed themselves and their families will receive their February SNAP funds.

Health, EFNEP & SNAP-Ed

steaks in a pan with a meat thermometer

Family Food Cent$ newsletters

The Family Food Cent$ Newsletter is published by the SDSU Extension Expanded Food & Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed) through a partnership with the South Dakota Department of Social Services.

two heart-shaped bowls filled with mixed fruit

Customize Your Calories

Do you know how many daily calories your body needs to function and provide energy?