Health & Human Sciences

What We Do

Purdue Extension Health and Human Sciences (HHS Extension) delivers educational programs, applied research and resources to our community, with a focus on issues related to food, family, money and health. HHS Extension 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

Shannon Shepherd
HHS Educator - Kosciusko County
202 West Main Street
Warsaw, In 46580

Kosciusko County Extension Homemakers

Open Class Fair Book

To view and/or download the 2024 Open Class Fair Book, click here.


Matter of Balance

Matter of Balance is a fall prevention program that encourages cognitive restructuring. It is designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase activity levels among older adults. Pre-registration is required and space is limited. To register, call Ceri at 574.372.2340 or email

Upcoming Programs


ServSafe Food Manager

ServSafe educates food service workers about food safety. ServSafe Food Protection Manager is their highest certification. It satisfies Indiana requirements to become a Certified Food Protection manager and focuses on five aspects:

  • Foodborne microorganisma and allergens
  • Personal hygiene
  • Purchasing, receiving and storage
  • Preparing, cooking and serving
  • Facilities, cleaning/sanitation and managing pests

The full 1-day training includes a manual and proctored exam. You must score 70 percent or greater to earn the certificate. The certification is valid for five (5) years. A photo ID with signature is required to take the exam (driver license, state ID, student ID, military ID, employee ID, U.S. green card or valid passport).

The next ServSafe Food Manager 1-Day Class & Examination date is:

August 27, 2024

  • Registration Time: 8:00 am
  • Training Time: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • Exam Time: 4:00 pm
  • Location: Kosciusko County Justice Building, 121 N Lake St, Warsaw, In 46580
  • Training, Manual & Proctored Exam: $165
  • Manual & Proctored Exam: $115
  • Proctored Exam: $65
  • Registration Deadline: 08/20/2024
  • Register at Cvent online:

For more information contact Shannon Shepherd at 574.372.2340 or email