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COMMUNITY GARDEN OPEN HOUSE!

Walworth County and FoodWIse UW-Extension, in collaboration with several county organizations will host a community garden open house. Join us for some Garden fun & learning. We will have activities for the kids and even some taste-testing nibbles! Saturday June 17th, 9:00-11:00 AM Phoenix Middle School (Near Soccer Field) Delavan, WI 53115 Check out our […]

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Tips for parents when a child is affected by bullying

Tips for parents when a child is affected by bullying In the past, bullying was considered an unpleasant, but common part of growing up. Today, that’s no longer the case as medical experts recognize the serious impacts bullying can have on both victims and those doing the bullying. For teenagers, technology and social media can […]

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Rent Smart Program – Renters’ Success

Rent Smart program sets the stage for renters’ success  UW-Extension educational initiative helps new and high-risk tenants navigate rental process. More and more Americans are choosing to live in rental units, rather than buy their own home. For people new to renting or for those considered high-risk tenants, finding and maintaining rental housing can be a […]

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Have you checked your credit report?

UW-Extension: Check your free credit report to build financial security  Federal law gives everyone the right to request three free credit reports each year—one each from the three credit bureaus: Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion. There are three ways to order your free credit report: through the mail, by phone toll free, or at the official […]

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May Newsletter and Community Garden

Spring is here! By now, the family has probably been eating more veggies since our March edition. If you missed our March edition, you can go to our Fit Families page to catch up on past newsletters. Now that May is here, it is time to start eating some more veggies and even growing veggies! […]

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The Coffee Drinker: Healthy Tips with FoodWIse

Every morning in our homes and offices throughout the world, people go through their morning rituals to get through the day. Coffee is one of the most popular drinks in the world, it originated from tropical areas of Africa and through generations has been exported to all parts of the world. Coffee is such a […]

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UW-Extension and WIC team up for FIT FAMILIES

    Walworth County UW-Extension FoodWIse, in collaboration with WIC, will jumpstart the long anticipated program Fit Families. Fit Families is a behavior changing program for families enrolled in WIC, staff and the community. The program focuses on its core messages. These messages include Move, More….Watch Less, Make Every bite Count……More Fruit & Veggies, Make […]

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Farm Succession Live Webinars (CANCELLED)

The Walworth County UW-Extension series has been cancelled until further notice. We apologize about any inconvenience this may have caused you. Please contact the closest UW extension office in Janesville or Waukesha for further webinar information.   UW-Extension Rock County 51 S Main Street Janesville, WI 53545 Phone: 608-757-5696 Fax: 608-757-5581 Ask for Nick UW-Extension […]

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April Fit Families Newsletter and Tips

This month the focus is fruits, fruits, fruits! Does your family eat breakfast every day? It is recommended, kids have more energy and can focus better when they start off their day with a healthy breakfast. Add fruit in pancakes, fruit in cereal, fruit in shakes and more! Check out our April newsletter and tips […]

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Gardening 101: Attracting Butterflies, Birds & Bees to your Landscape

As the days get longer and the temperature rises, it’s the perfect time to think about gardening! Please join us on Thursday, April 27th at 6:30 pm  for a special program to help you get started, and to attract some beneficial animals to your yard. Library staff and Master Gardeners, Lisa Selje and Lisa Lynn, will […]

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Bullying & The Parental Role

Parents play important role in reducing the impact of bullying  Awareness of bullying has increased dramatically in the 40 years since a Swedish psychologist, Dan Olweus, became the first to study childhood bullying. Because of Olweus’ work, today’s parents are much more sensitive to the signs and effects of bullying on their children. But parents […]

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Food Product Dating

Do you know what food dating labels on food really mean? Expert Barbara Ingham explains. What’s the latest on food product dating? The Grocery Manufacturers Association and the Food Marketing Institute recently asked their members to standardize quality dates that appear on food packages in an effort to curb the problem of food waste. A […]

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