Purdue University Marion County Health & Human Sciences

health & human sciences

HHS Extension Educators bring university information to the local level and help people strengthen families, spend smart, eat right, and live well. We offer a variety of educational programming, from short single-session programming to multiple-day certification programming. Many of our programs are free to the community, while some programs require a registration fee.

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Purdue Extension Marion County HHS Educators
Ashley Piland
(317) 275-9253

Health and Human Sciences Program Areas and Offerings

Dining with Diabetes - Manage diabetes through healthy food preparation and cooking.

ServSafe - Food safety training for restaurant and flooder professionals

Other programs - Food Budgeting & Meal Planning, Cooking Under Pressure, Serving up MyPlate

Additional Information - Purdue Food Preservation

I am Moving, I am Learning - Early-Learning professionals work to prevent obesity in young children.

Other Programs - Block Party, Co-Parenting for Successful Kids, ELEVATE: Taking Your Relationship to the Next Level, Bridges Out of Poverty

Captian Cash - Students master the basics of earning, saving, spending, and borrowing money.

Where Does Your Money Go - Helping consumers better understand how they spend.

Additional Information - Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Free tax assistance program that is offered throughout Indiana.

Be Heart Smart - Learn about heart disease and how to reduce your risk factors.

Other Programs - Get WalkIN', Understanding the Opioid Crisis, Enhancing the Value of Public Spaces, Mental Health First Aid.

Nutritional Education Program

  • Several NEPA staff serving Marion County
  • Free programming to youth and adults, in schools and community settings
  • Topics include: planning nutritious meals, staying active, basic food safety, and spending food dollars wisely
  • For more information, visit here.

  • There are 3 CWCs serving Marion County: Linda Adams, Cori Chatterton, and Kristen Fitzgerald
  • They collaborate with community partners on broader community nutrition change that involves policy, system and environmental changes
  • Projects include community gardens, farmers markets, school wellness, and food pantries.