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February Fit Families Newsletter

Spring is around the corner. It’s time to start thinking about the family vegetable garden! Will you grow the same vegetables and/or fruits as last year? Or will you try something different this year? Have a fussy kid at the table? Try offering them different things and have fun with them. Food should not be […]

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Is it teenaged angst, moodiness, hormones, or something else?

Just about all American kids are immersed in media-related activities. Television, social media, video games, movies, radio, music, the Internet, books, magazines, and newspapers can all be accessed through their handheld devices. Excessive access to these resources or an inability to self-monitor can prove harmful to some teens. Take care to watch for warning signs […]

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4-H KIDS COLLEGE

The Annual Kids College is just around the corner! Enroll and attend one of the coolest events of the year! We have all hands on deck for this one and the learning, fun and creating will be memorable. There will be so many sessions and amazing stuff like science, bees, plants, computers, Spanish, animals, building […]

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Listeria recall expands to Buttermilk biscuits

Risk of illness is back in the news with an expanded, nationwide recall of ice cream bars and another recall of frozen buttermilk biscuits. The Mary. B’s products included in the latest recall are all frozen bagged biscuits with ‘Best if used by’ dates BEFORE September 23, 2018 and with the letter ‘M’ immediately after […]

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Family Values

Talking about values is healthy for teens. It is important to encourage youth to identify and think more deeply about their values, interests and concerns. This can be a rewarding and challenging process since some of your teen’s top values might differ from your own values. Learn how to identify the traits that you respectively […]

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Enjoy the New Year Financially

UW-Extension: Increase financial well-being in the New Year “Over the past few years, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has interviewed and surveyed adults across the United States about what’s working well with their personal finances,” says Peggy Olive, UW-Extension/UW-Madison Financial Capability Specialist. “The CFPB and partners, like UW-Madison, used this information to come up with […]

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Listeria Scare Follow Up

No illnesses have been confirmed, however, check your freezer because some products have still tested positive for Listeria. Here if the full article and list of possible impacted products. Dozens of Brands of Ice Cream Bars Recalled for Listeria

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Know Your Bad Bugs

There are five germs that cause the majority of foodborne illnesses in the United States. There are other germs that don’t cause as many illnesses, but when they do, the illnesses are more serious and more likely to lead to hospitalization. What Causes Food Poisoning? Many different disease-causing germs can contaminate foods, so there are many different foodborne infections. Researchers […]

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Electronic Devices and Children

Did you buy electronic devices for your children this holiday season? I did — I bought one for my 9 year-old — and I want to share with you what I learned about protecting my kid’s personal information online. Apps, online services, and websites that are directed to children under 13 years old have to […]

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Orange Cream Bars recalled

Orange Cream bars sold under the Meijer/Purple Cow label are being recalled due to the possibility of product contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. Meijer Purple Cow brand Orange Cream bars are being recalled in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin. Tops brand Orange Cream bars sold in New York, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and Vermont are under the same recall. Product was manufactured at […]

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Instant Pot not for Canning

Are these electric multi-cookers safe for canning? Unfortunately, the answer is ‘No’. These units have not been tested to ensure that they may produce safe canned food, they are only recommended for cooking. Typically a pressure canner can be used as a pressure cooker, just not the other way around! To find out more, visit: […]

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Deadly E. Coli Outbreak

At the start of the new year, the centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the federal Food and Drug Administration announced an investigation into toxic E. coli infections in the U.S. Since November, 58 people in the U.S. and Canada have become ill from a dangerous strain of E. Coli. Two people have died […]

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2018 January Fit Families Newsletter

Stay active during the Winter months! This winter has been cold! Brrrr! That doesn’t mean that you can’t stay warm and have fun inside. Make sure you have a play area in your home where the kids can do activities. You would be surprised at how many things you have around the house that can […]

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Youth Advocates for Community Health

Delavan-Darien High School Students!!!! Listen up!!!! Are you in grades 10-12? Are you interested in Health and Wellness? Have you been looking for a fantastic opportunity to increase your knowledge and skills as well as involvement in the community? Then YACH (Youth Advocates for Community Health) is for you! This project will grant you the […]

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Who are you with Money?

Who are you with Money? Understand what leads people to make different spending choices is an important step to learning how to manage your money. Each person’s values have a great deal of influence over how they live their life – and how they spend their money. A value is a principle, or what you […]

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All My Money Program

When you stop and think about it, most of us have at least one financial goal. For some, it may be saving for a house or college. Others may be focused on paying down debt and boosting their credit score. And some people may want to learn more about sticking to a budget.  There’s no […]

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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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