Family Living

UW-Extension Family Living Programs enrich families and strengthen communities. Backed by university research, we work for Wisconsin families by:

  • Helping communities respond to issues such as childhood obesity, financial security, and aging.
  • Providing leadership for policies that help children, youth and families succeed.
  • Increasing knowledge about parenting, health and nutrition.
  • Offering consumers and families more strategies for managing their money.
  • Reaching out to diverse families with education and resources.
  • Using cost effective approaches to reduce negative family issues and build more resilient families.

 

 

 

 

Family Living Programs focus on parenting, financial education, eating well & being active, which helps families thrive in a rapidly changing world. Residents can participate in programs to help them increase their financial capability, become financially healthy and achieve their financial goals.  Seniors benefit from exercise programs including Strong Women. Families of all ages can benefit from Get Moving, Walworth County’s summer walking program.

UW-Extension and UW-Madison maintain a Food Safety and Health website with food safety and preservation information.

We invest in people to grow stronger communities. For more information on Family Living Programs, go to www.uwex.edu/ces/flp or visit us on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/UWExtensionFamilyLiving.


Staff

If you have any questions regarding Family Living in Walworth County, please contact:

Amanda Kostman
Walworth County – UW Extension
100 W. Walworth St.
PO Box 1001
Elkhorn, WI 53121-1001
Phone: 262-741-4961
Fax: 262-741-4955
Email: amanda.kostman@ces.uwex.edu


Recent Family Living Posts

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 […]

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 […]

March Fit Families Newsletter and Tips

    Our Fit Families program is in full swing! Thank you so much to all the families and our community partners for your involvement and participation. We are very excited to begin sharing the Fit Families newsletters and Tips for healthy living and fitness. Check out our newsletter and tips that we publish every […]

Taxes, Tax Credits and You

Tax credits: A help to state’s working families Many low- and moderate-income working families in Wisconsin may qualify for thousands of dollars in tax credits at tax time. Together, the federal Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and the state Earned Income Credit can provide anywhere from a few dollars to more than $8000, depending on […]

Strong Women

  Strong Women – Walworth County-UW-Extension The Strong Women Program is a fun, hands-on way to make positive changes to help you move more, eat better, meet new people, and improve your general health and well-being. A weekly exercise program for men and women of all ages, classes will include progressive weight training, cardiovascular exercise, flexibility, balance […]


Resources

Walworth County Family Referral Services

Building Strong Families

Child Development

Clothing and Textiles

Diet and Health

Health Insurance/Economic Support

Family Financial Management

Food Preservation

Foods & Nutrition

Homeowners and Consumers

Housing

UW-Extension

Association for Home & Community Education (HCE)

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