The University of Delaware Cooperative Extension will hold 2018 Master Food Educator training classes from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays from March 5 to April 12 at the Kent County Extension office, 69 Transportation Circle, Dover.

The Master Food Educator program is designed for individuals who have an interest in nutrition, food preparation, health, wellness and the education of youth and adults. University of Delaware Cooperative Extension educators will provide participants with the information and training needed to help expand the nutrition education efforts across Delaware. The volunteers work in local communities and with organizations assisting with the ongoing initiatives of the organization.

Master food educators staff educational displays at locations such as the Delaware State Fair, Ag Day, health fairs and expos at schools and businesses. Additionally, Master food educators have assisted with or conducted workshops or demonstrations on topics such as food safety, food selection and preparation, nutrition and diet and stretching the food dollar. They have also offered school-based educational programs and assisted with the development of new educational resources.

Registrations for the newest Master Food Educator training courses are now open. Applications are available at

For more, call 831-1327 or email