Apply For K-State Master Food Volunteer Training

Clara Misenhelter (Wicoff). Submitted photo 2023


Interested in increasing your knowledge of nutrition, health, wellness, and food safety? If so, the Master Food Volunteer training is perfect for you! The Master Food Volunteer Program, which is modeled after the successful Master Gardener Program, provides a wide range of benefits. This training is being provided by the Southwind Extension District in collaboration with the Wildcat Extension District and the Marais des Cygnes Extension District. The majority of the training is completed online at your own pace, with three in-person labs. You’ll learn more about basic nutrition, meal planning, cooking techniques, seasonings and flavors, food preservation, food safety, and more.


Master Food Volunteers are people with interests in food, cooking, and nutrition who have gone through this training to take their expertise to a higher level in order to be able to give back to the community by volunteering at educational programs. Examples of programs supported by trained Master Food Volunteers in recent years have included summer youth cooking classes in Fort Scott and Bronson, as well as a breadmaking workshop in Fort Scott. If you are interested in joining this group, apply by December 1st. The training will take place in January and February 2024. Visit to learn more and find the application. Please note there is a $120 fee to complete the training.


For more information, contact Southwind District Nutrition, Food and Health Agent Clara (Wicoff) Misenhelter at (620) 365-2242 or [email protected].



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