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Parents’ roles may change as homework assignments get more challenging

Parents’ roles may change as homework assignments get more challenging

Middle- and high-school students do better when parents stay involved, says University of Wisconsin-Extension Sitting down to help your child with homework is a routine for many parents. But when your child reaches middle school and beyond, homework assignments can become more challenging. Even though you might not be able to help your tween or […]

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Seize the morning with breakfast!

Seize the morning with breakfast!

Many Wisconsin families with school age children are beginning to review their back-to-school supply lists. Pencils, notebooks–and don’t forget breakfast, eaten either at home or at school. Research shows that breakfast is an integral component of academic success. “There are consistent benefits of eating breakfast every day,” says Amy Korth, family living program specialist with […]

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Check Your Free Credit Report Up to 3X a Year

Check Your Free Credit Report Up to 3X a Year

Federal law gives everyone the right to a free credit report from each of the three major credit bureaus every 12 months. The University of Wisconsin-Extension makes it easy for consumers to review their reports through its “Check Your Free Credit Report: 2/2, 6/6, 10/10” campaign. Individuals are responsible for checking their own credit reports […]

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Wash Those Kitchen Towels

Wash Those Kitchen Towels

A new study suggests that if you are looking for contamination in your kitchen, you just might check those kitchen towels. A recent study published in the journal Food Protection Trendsinvestigated the occurrence of bacteria in kitchen towels often used to dry dishes, hands, and other surfaces in the home kitchen. Several studies have documented […]

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Safe Preserving: Do I have to add salt?

One of the most frequent questions that I am asked is whether salt has to be added to recipes for home canning. Some people may be on a diet which restricts intake of sodium chloride (salt), others may wish to reduce salt intake for taste or preference. Regardless, we are in luck when home canning […]

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Safe Preserving Peppers

Peppers have grown in popularity in recent years and a wide variety are available at farm markets, in neighborhood grocery stores, and for us to grow in our own gardens. Native to the Americas, most varieties of peppers belong to the Capsicum family. Almost all peppers turn from green to red, yellow, orange or purple […]

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What Does It Take to Be a Wise Parent

What Does It Take to Be a Wise Parent

Study seeks parents for new study exploring the role of wisdom in raising children Contact Stephen Small (sasmall@wisc.edu, 608-263-5688) or Dave Metler, (metler@wisc.edu, 248-819-1711) Madison, Wis.–King Solomon possessed it and Aristotle pursued it. Wisdom–the capacity to act in a thoughtful, practical, principled way when faced with difficult matters–is important in just about every aspect our […]

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Safe & Healthy: The Scope of Foodborne Illness

Safe & Healthy: The Scope of Foodborne Illness

Sometimes when I am making notes to myself, I abbreviate foodborne illness as ‘FBI.’  It sounds like something serious, and it is. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that each year roughly 1 in 6 Americans (or 48 million people) get sick, 128,000 are hospitalized, and 3,000 die of foodborne diseases. This […]

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Safe & Healthy: Food Safety Resolutions

Safe & Healthy: Food Safety Resolutions

Posted on January 13, 2014 by Barb Ingham If you are still looking for a New Year’s resolution (or two), here are 12  ideas, one to try every month of the year, that can help keep you and your family food-safe.   Image courtesy of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. I will buy and […]

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Safe & Healthy: Reusable Grocery Bags & Foodborne Illness

Safe & Healthy: Reusable Grocery Bags & Foodborne Illness

News reports last year suggested that reusable grocery bags spread foodborne illness. Is this true? Many grocery and retail stores promote the use of reusable grocery bags as a way to help the environment.  In 2012, a report by two law professors suggested that reusable grocery bags were to blame for an increase in illnesses […]

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Parenting the First Year, Now Available Online!

Parenting the First Year is a series of parenting newsletters, geared to the specific age of your baby.  Quick and easy to read for busy, on-the-go parents, they will provide you with useful information on child development and parenting from your UW-Extension Office.  Find out how to receive free e-mail delivery by clicking on this […]

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Safe & Healthy: A Clean Kitchen

Safe & Healthy: A Clean Kitchen

  Posted on November 13, 2013 by Barb Ingham With a heightened focus on cooking foods safely during the holidays, how do I make sure that my kitchen is clean? Whether you are working in your own kitchen or helping with a community dinner, there are three basic steps to keeping a kitchen clean and […]

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Pot Luck Food Safety

Pot Luck Food Safety

  Posted on October 28, 2013 by Barb Ingham With over 100 people sick with food poisoning linked to a church pot luck in Nevada, it’s a good time to remind ourselves of the ‘food safety’ rules for pot lucks. More than a hundred people in Logondale, Nevada have recently been diagnosed with food poisoning […]

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4-H Online

4-H Online

Price County 4-HOnline is up and running!  Some of our 4-H Clubs have already begun the process of enrolling members and leaders and we look forward to working with the rest of our clubs throughout the next two months!  Please call if you have any questions or concerns…we do understand that this is new and […]

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