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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Wear Blue on January 11th

January 11 is National Human Trafficking Awareness Day in the United States. Human trafficking is modern-day slavery and involves the use of force, fraud, or coercion to obtain labor or commercial sex. Every year, millions of men, women, and children are trafficked in countries around the world. This serious crime is not just a problem […]

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January 11th Human Trafficking Awareness Day

January 11 is National Human Trafficking Awareness Day in the United States and Walworth County will be hosting a Human Trafficking Awareness Event on Thursday, January 11, 2018 6-8:30 pm in the Elkhorn Area High School Auditorium. To registrar, please go to http://bit.ly/StopHT17 or contact Dawn at dtheath16@gmail.com or 262-374-1491 or contact Amanda at 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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Holidays that are Delicious and Food Safe

During the holidays, there are lots of delicious foods to choose from. Some of these foods may contain raw or lightly-cooked eggs. Bacteria might be inside some raw eggs, but you can safely enjoy these foods by simply cooking raw eggs and egg-containing foods thoroughly.

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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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