Health and Human Sciences

What We Do

Purdue Extension Health and Human Sciences provides education to individuals and communities in each of Indiana’s diverse counties. We bring university information to the local level – both in person and online – to help people strengthen relationships, eat smart, improve health, and achieve financial wellness.

Contact Us

Purdue Jasper County Extension
2530 N McKinley Ave, Ste 1
Rensselaer, IN 47978
(219) 866-5741


Your Educator

Carmen Fortney

Carmen Fortney

Purdue Extension Jasper County
Extension Educator - Health and Human Sciences

HHS Events

Dining with Diabetes is a cooking school for people who are living with diabetes, at risk for diabetes, or is caring for someone with diabetes.  This 4-week class focuses on diabetes and how food plays an important role in management of diabetes.  A food demonstration will be conducted each week to give participants an idea how to prepare food that is both tasty and healthy.  Class sessions will be held at the Jasper County Extension Office.

  • Mondays, May 1 through May 22. 
  • Class time starts at 5:30 pm and will last approximately 2 hours.  
  •  The cost of the class is $40/person and $65/couple. This includes all materials for the class.
  • Registration will open March 27, 2023. 
Sponsorship may be available for qualified participants.  Follow me on Facebook or contact me at the office for more information.