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Hypertension Awareness & Prevention Project (HAPp) - Registration now OPEN! 

FREE PROGRAM - Must be registered to participate.

Participating adults with hypertension (HTN) will learn how to lower and manage their blood pressure.  HAPp is a self-monitoring blood pressure program that will provide participants with a FREE blood pressure monitor and other incentives for participating; an opportunity to meet with a trained Heart Healthy Ambassador Coach twice a month to help take and track blood pressure; and monthly nutrition education workshops.

Those who are eligible must be age 18 or older; have an HTN diagnosis or on antihypertensive Rx; have an interest in and readiness for the program; no significant cardiac event in the last six months; no atrial fibrillation or other arrhythmias; and no diagnosis of lymphedema or risk of developing lymphedema.

To enroll for the FREE program, visit:



Living Well Wednesday

The virtual learning series, Living Well Wednesday, hosted by K-State Research and Extension, is a series of online wellness webinars geared toward various topics. Wellness is defined broadly through this series, including topics that relate to physical, mental, financial and relationship health.


The series will be held virtually on Wednesdays from 12–1 pm. Registration is required for live viewing at http://bit.ly/LWW2023.

This is the current webinar:

March 22 -Positive Parenting

Previous programs may be found at https://www.ksre.k-state.edu/fcs/livingwellwed/

A Spanish-only version of the programs is available. The Spanish programs will follow the English version and begins online at 1:15 p.m. 




Harvey County has an average radon level of 4.3 which is considered high.  Radon tests kits are available at the K-State Research & Extension office for $6.25 plus shipping.


Fermentation Workshop

Learn the history and science behind fermentation while you make your own batch of kimchi! Unfortunately, our current classes are full! But if this class is of interest to you, call the Extension office and give us your information. We will keep it on hand for future classes.

For those who registered: The date is Wednesday, April 5 from 1-4 p.m.  It will be held in the community room in the basement of the Harvey County Courthouse in Newton.

Registration fee of $25 includes: a jar, ingredients, valves & weights, recipes and samplings of various fermented foods.   

It will be instructed by Jennifer Zuercher, Nutrition, Food Safety and Health agent.

Check out our tabs for Food Safety, Food Preservation and Food Preparation!


SNAP-ED provides free virtual and in-person interactive nutrition and physical activity education for youth, adults families and seniors.

Contact us at 316-284-6930 for more information on...

  • Healthy, tasty recipes
  • Ideas on how to move more
  • Tips to save money at the grocery store

For more information on classes call 1-855-476-2733 or

get registered at SNAP-ED FREE CLASSES

For a copy of the class schedule, click here...2022-23 SCHEDULE


Stay Strong, Stay Healthy is your ticket to better health!

Check back later for a Spring class schedule!