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March HHS Newsletter

Health & Human Sciences

Bringing University information to the local level to strengthen families, spend smart, eat right, and live well.


Contact Megan Jaspersen, Health and Human Sciences Educator

Perry County Office
65 Park Ave
Tell City, IN 47586

Spencer County Office
1101 E. County Rd 800 N
Chrisney, IN 47611

William Tell Elementary Sets Sail with Captain Cash in March

Captain Cash is an interactive education program designed to teach basic financial management skills to 3rd grade students. This dynamic curriculum will be shared with William Tell Elementary students in March to help them navigate through the sometimes murky waters of:

  • Earning
  • Saving
  • Spending
  • Borrowing

Along with learning basic financial concepts, students learn and practice important life skills to foster self-sufficiency such as communication, decision-making, problem-solving, managing resources, planning, and organizing. We can't wait to set sail!


Diabetes Education Program Comes To Perry Co 

In partnership with Everbody’s Fitness and Perry County Memorial Hospital, Purdue Extension HHS has kicked off the Dining with Diabetes program. This four-session class is being held at the Perry Co fairgrounds on the evenings of Feb 21, 28, March 7, & 14 from 5-7PM. Dining with Diabetes is a cooking school that offers a practical approach to eating well for those with type 2 diabetes and their caregivers. Participants are experiencing:

  • planning meals and snacks with delicious and healthy recipes
  • cooking demonstrations and food sampling
  • motivation and support — connect with others who are living with diabetes
  • ideas for being more active
  • an understanding of how diabetes affects your overall health.

Thanks to a generous donation from Perry Co Memorial Hospital, this class was provided for just $10 per person. If you are interested in signing up for future class offerings or getting more information contact Megan Jaspersen at or call 812-547-7084.

Bite by Bite Nutrition for Life Podcast Now Available

Did you make a resolution to improve your health in 2022? You should consider subscribing to Purdue Extension's Bite by Bite Nutrition for Life podcast, and not fall for the quick fix weight loss traps the diet industry will be selling. Bite by Bite; Nutrition for Life is a new Purdue Extension podcast covering the latest fads in food and nutrition where we cut through the hype, explore the science behind food and nutrition, and provide practical tips for incorporating healthful strategies into everyday life.

Find our podcast and subscribe at Anchor FM, Breaker, Google Podcast, Spotify and RadioPublic. Follow us on Social Media to stay connected and suggest topics for us to cover! Facebook and Instagram: @bitebybiteNutritionForLife


Substance Use Education Campaign

As part of a grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Purdue Extension offers a free online video series to educate communities about substance use. This series provides introductory education about what substance use looks like for different populations/environments, and how to start conversations about substance with someone you know. The latest video provides information about the rising concern of stimulant use in rural communities just like ours.


To view the newest video about Stimulant Use in Rural Communities, visit:

Homemakers District Meeting To Be Held in Washington, IN in March

The Indiana Extension Homemakers Association will be holding their District Spring Meeting on Tuesday, March 8 at the Community Building located at Eastside Park. The address is 501 Burkhart Drive, Washington, IN. If you are part of a Perry Co Homemaker Club and interested in attending call 812-254-8668 for more information.

The Homemakers mission is to strengthen families through continuing education, leadership development, and volunteer community support. Membership is open to everyone. If you are interested in more information about joining a local club, please visit or contact our office at 812-547-7084.


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