Food means different things to each of us - for some the taste and smells are delightful, for others it is a reminder of our home and culture and for still others it’s just a fact of life. Eating has an important impact on all of our health and wellbeing. Purdue Health and Human Sciences Extension provides educational programs, applied research projects, and information on food-related subjects ranging from food safety and nutrition breakthroughs to healthy eating on a limited budget.

Purdue Extension Educators work locally with schools, communities, families and individuals healthful eating and active living.

The missions of the Food specialty is to help consumers better understand and evaluate nutrition and food safety information. With the continued need for Health and Human Sciences education, the Extension Educator becomes a vital link in the community, providing information and educational programming at the point-of-need to enhance lives, homes, and communities.