Riley County, K-State Research and Extension

Have a question about gardening or your lawn? Wish you could learn how to compost? Want to participate in a cooking class or other programs? Riley County Extension is part of a national educational network designed to extend technical expertise and research findings to help people improve their homes, families, farms, business, and communities.

Riley County Health Department

Health clinic, vaccinations, WIC, family and child resource services.

Manhattan Public Library

Manhattan Public Library connects the community to a world of ideas and information by inspiring readers of all ages, bringing technology’s benefits to everyone, and providing a comfortable, welcoming place for all.

UFM Community Learning Center

UFM Community Learning Center is a creative educational program serving Kansas State University, the Manhattan area, and the state of Kansas. Based on the philosophy that everyone can learn and everyone can teach, UFM provides opportunities for lifelong learning and personal development. UFM serves as a forum for the exchange of ideas and as a catalyst for new programs and services that enhance the quality of life for all.

Ascension Via Christi Hospital

Registered dieticians provide nutrition counseling services and health education.

Lafene Health Center

Offering a wide range of acute and preventative health services for K-State students, including nutrition counseling.

Manhattan Medical Group Heart & Vascular Clinic

Manhattan Medical Group offers medical nutrition counseling services for patients with a variety of medical diagnoses and who need help with weight management.

USD 383 Child Nutrition Department

Nutrition services for early learning through 12th grade for USD 383 Manhattan-Ogden. See website for updates
Get involved in school gardening initiatives or recycling efforts. We will work with local farms for pick-up of food waste for animal feed.

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

A food assistance program that provides a debit card monthly supplement for purchasing nutritious food. There is an application form and income guidelines to qualify for the program. See the website for guidelines and how to apply.

Snap Gap FAQs can also answer many common questions.

Women, Infant, Children Supplemental Nutrition Program (WIC)

The WIC program offers an eWIc card that can be used to buy healthy food, personalized nutrition information and support for prenatal, postpartum, and children 0-5 years, tips for eating well to improve health Immunization, breastfeeding support, and referrals for services that can benefit the whole family.

Income guidelines: To be income eligible for WIC benefits, an economic unit (household) may earn up to and including 185% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines.

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