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Healthy Eating: Drink to Your Health

Strawberries, kiwi fruit, wheat grass, a banana, and a strawberry flavored milk shake. Fragaria, fruits, foods, red, sweets, healthy eating

Shakes and smoothies are a great and delicious way to incorporate more fruits and nutrients into your diet. This 2-page fact sheet is a major revision which provides a variety of refreshing and exciting smoothie and shake recipes… Read More

Consejos para pleanear contra desastres para gente mayor

FY1462 is the Spanish language version of FY620, Disaster Planning Tips for Older Adults. This 4-page publication offers an abundance of information pertaining to water storage and use, food, first aid, important papers, electronics, medical needs, stress reduction,… Read More

Using the Decision-Ade™ Segmentation Strategy to Better Understand Extension Audiences

Some home occupants are more bothered by their utility bill than others.

Decision-Ade™ is a tool Extension can use to better understand how residents with a range of household budgets feel about their utility bills. Analyzing households in terms of both income and utility bill “botheredness” creates a more comprehensive… Read More

Seguridad Alimentaria: Crucigrama de alimentos do alto riesgo

Figure 1. Homemade salad dressing made with raw eggs is NOT safe to eat.

Algunos alimentos pueden causar más enfermedades alimentarias que otros. La leche ó jugos no pasteurizados no son seguros para consumir. Alimentos que no han sido cocinados, como lo son los huevos crudos ó a medio cocinar son particularmente… Read More

Food and Fitness: Myths and Truths

Drink water before, during, and after exercising to stay hydrated. For long or extreme workouts, you can have a sports drink to replenish electrolytes lost in sweat. Stay away from drinks high in sugars, which can cause an upset stomach.

Do you know how much water you should drink before exercise?  Does loading up on carbs before a strenuous cardio workout improve performance? This 6-page fact sheet debunks some common myths about nutrition and fitness and offers other helpful… Read More

Positive Discipline: Behavioral Management Skills for Parents and Teachers, Part 3: Fostering the Parent–Child and Teacher–Student Relationship to Build Responsibility

Figure 1. Parents and teachers need to be clear about their expectations for children and students. Credit: Thinkstock.com/iStock/natasaadzic

Tell me and I forget, Teach me and I may remember, Involve me and I learn. The general goal of healthy parenting and teaching is to produce children and students who can think critically, make good decisions, and… Read More

Positive Discipline: Behavioral Management Skills for Parents and Teachers, Part 2: General Approaches to Managing Behavior

Figure 3. If a behavior is consequential, the parent or teacher will need to intervene.

When a child is locked in the bathroom With water running And he says he is doing nothing But the dog is barking, Call 911. –Erma Bombeck Research indicates that there must be at least an 8-to-1 positive-to-negative… Read More

Positive Discipline: Behavioral Management Skills for Parents and Teachers, Part 1: Types of Misbehaviors and Keys to Success

Figure 3. Successful parents and teachers are encouraging and engaged in children’s educational and extracurricular activities

Before I got married I had six theories about bringing up children; now I have six children, and no theories. (John Wilmot) Parents and teachers often experience a lot of insecurities, especially with regard to helping children manage… Read More