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|CED||Community and Economic Development (Cooperative Extension)|
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Food Biotechnology Teaching Guide
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Cleaning and Disinfecting a Cistern
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Choosing Cistern Material and Location
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Basic Needs for a Cistern Water System
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A knowledge of table etiquette will help you feel comfortable at special occasions such as family celebrations, awards banquets and weddings, or when a potential employer invites you to lunch or dinner.
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Your Family Tree
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Famous Kentucky Women
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Dealing Creatively with Conflict
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A Guide to Public Speaking
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Selecting Active Wear
Selecting active wear is more than fashion sense. Clothing protects you from injury, offers comfort, and encourages you to stay active.
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Shed Five Pounds with Wardrobe Basics
Selecting clothing that compliments your body shape can make you look five pounds thinner.
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Face Shape and Hair Care
When selecting a hair style, consider the shape of your face. What style will compliment that shape? What attributes do you want to emphasize?
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How Do You See Your Body?
Every person's body is shaped differently. Some are larger on the top. Others are larger on the bottom. Some people are straight, and others are curvy. Knowing your body type and selecting clothing that will balance your appearance can improve your body image and your outlook.
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Finding the Right Bra
A bra that fits properly can improve posture, prevent back pain and injury, relieve muscle tension, and enhance your overall look.
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Color is Key
Each person has unique skin, hair, and eye coloring. Clothing and cosmetics that compliment an individual's coloring make a person appear healthier and more attractive.
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Extending Your Wardrobe Investment
Have you recently had a change in weight? Are you preparing for a job interview? Or maybe you are starting a new job and need to build a career wardrobe. Building a wardrobe can be expensive, so you need to use some shopping savvy.
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The Wildcat Way to Wellness: Looking Great . . . Feeling Good
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Stain Removal for Washable Fabrics
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Putting Your Best Look Forward: Business Dress
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Building a Basic Wardrobe by Clusters
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Silver Threads for the Golden Years
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Silver Threads for the Golden Years, Leader's Guide
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Serger Basics Level 1
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Selecting a Serger
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Caring for Your Textile Heirlooms
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Accessories The Finishing Touch
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Fabric Gifts for All Occasions
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Tips for Laundering Pesticide-Contaminated Clothing
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Seams and Seam Finishes
This publication is a guide to sewing various seams and seam finishes. The seam is the basic structural element of a garment or household textile item. Carefully selected and well-constructed seams and seam finishes are important steps in the construction process.
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What's Your Etiquette I.Q.?
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Keeping in Touch with Others
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The Art of Tipping
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Weekend Guests - Entertaining and Being Entertained
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Table Manners That Take You Anywhere
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Good Manners & Etiquette for Everyday LIving
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Safe Home Canning: Altitude Adjustments
For safe home canning, it's important to know your altitude (or elevation), since altitude affects processing times and pressures. If you live at an altitude greater than 1,000 feet, you may need to adjust processing times or pressures to ensure the safety of your home-canned foods.
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Seafood: Are You Reeling in the Benefits?
Seafood is an important part of a balanced diet because it contains high-quality protein and good fats called omega-3 fatty acids and other nutrients. However, many of us do not include enough seafood in our diets to get the full range of benefits. This publication explains the benefits of adding more seafood to your diet.
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Sustainable Community Food Systems: Sustainable Eating Module 3
The term "sustainable eating" describes a way that food consumers can make choices that support their social, economic, or environmental values. Eating for good health, making sure everyone has access to nutritious foods, and eating to minimize the impact on our planet are some commonly held values associated with sustainable eating.
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Eating from the Earth: Sustainable Eating Module 2
Food systems generally include growing, processing, distributing, retailing, preparing, eating, and the disposal of food waste. A 2010 USDA study of local food systems found that local markets account for a small but growing share of total U.S. agricultural sales. This publication examines local and regional food systems and how they impact the way we buy and consume food.
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Food and Community: Sustainable Eating Module 1
The process of getting food to the right place and ready to eat is the work of many human hands. It uses natural resources such as sun, soil, air, and water. This publication describes trends in the U.S. food system that strengthen the social, economic, and environmental vitality of communities and the health of the people who live there.
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Home Canning Soups and Stews
To ensure safe, high quality home-canned products, always follow research-based recipes when canning. Safe, tested recipes for home-canned soups and stews are based on laboratory measurements of pH and heat penetration into the jars during processing, which are specific to the recipe being tested.
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Home Canning Meat, Poultry and Seafood
Home canning your own meat, poultry, wild game or fish can help you save money, gain control over what's in your food, and save time in meal preparation. To ensure safe, high quality home-canned products, always follow research-based recommendations when canning.
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Home Canning Fruit
Home canning fruit from your garden, orchard, or local farmers market can help save you money and gain control over what's in your food, while preserving the taste of summer for your family's year-round enjoyment. To ensure safe, high quality home-canned products, always follow research-based recommendations when canning.
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Home Canning Vegetables
Home canning vegetables from your garden or local farmers market can help you save money and gain control over what's in your food while preserving the bounty of summer for your family's year-round enjoyment. To ensure safe, high quality home-canned products, always follow research-based recommendations when canning.
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Home Canning Pickles and Fermented Foods
The home canning of pickles, relishes, and fermented foods allows you to enjoy the bounty of your summer garden or local farmers market year-round. It may also save you money and give you some control over what's in your food. To ensure safe, high-quality home-canned products, always follow research-based recommendations when canning.
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Home Canning Salsa
Salsas are usually mixtures of high acid foods, such as tomatoes and/or fruit, with low acid foods, such as onions and peppers. With the addition of lemon juice, citric acid, or vinegar in the right proportion, salsa becomes a high acid food and can be safely processed in a boiling water canner. However, only research-based recipes should be used. The recipes included in this publication are research-based for safe home canning.
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Home Canning Tomatoes and Tomato Products
Home canning tomatoes and tomato products can help you save money and gain control over what's in your food while preserving the bounty of summer for your family's year-round enjoyment. The recipes included in this publication are research-based for safe home canning.
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Home Canning Jams, Jellies and Other Soft Spreads
Home canning jams, jellies, and other soft spreads is fun and satisfying. Soft spreads all contain four main ingredients (fruit, sugar, pectin, and acid), and they differ only in their consistency. The formation of a gel depends on the right amount of each of the main ingredients. If you understand the science of gelling, all your soft spreads will be a success.
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Home Canning Basics
People choose to can foods at home for many reasons: to preserve the harvest from their gardens or local farmers markets for year-round enjoyment; to gain more control over what is in their food by limiting or avoiding salt, sugar or preservatives; to save money; to get better-tasting canned foods; to follow family traditions; or just for the sense of satisfaction that home canning provides.
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Jewish dietary laws maintain certain rules for preparing foods that are not common in modern food preparation. These laws originated from the Torah, the first five books of the Hebrew Scriptures. The following information is an overview of Jewish dietary laws.
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Staying Off the SoFAS: Ways to Limit Solid Fats and Added Sugars
All foods could make up part of a healthy diet. However, the typical American diet is too high in solid fats and added sugar. This leads to the consumption of 800 excess calories each day which could lead to a weight gain of six pounds in a month. Overweight and obesity increases a personís risk for chronic diseases.
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Make Healthy Food Choices: Reduce Saturated Fat in Your Diet
What do the fat on meat, the skin of poultry, and the fat you see when you open a container of beef stew have in common? They are all sources of saturated fat that are easy to see. But some sources of saturated fat, such as the fat in whole milk, high-fat cheeses, ice cream and ice cream products, can be more difficult to spot.
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Lifestyle Changes to Reduce Cholesterol: You Can Do It
Cholesterol is a fat-like substance that is found in all parts of the body. It is needed for the body to work well. All the cholesterol we need could be made in our bodies, but we also get cholesterol from the food we eat.
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Hungry for Change: Get More of Nutrients Lacking in the American Diet
Although the U.S. food supply is abundant, many people are experiencing nutritional shortfalls. More than half of all Americans suffer from chronic diseases because of poor food choices.
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Get Strong Bones with Calcium!
Many Americans do not get the recommended amount of calcium. Adults should consume three cups of milk or milk products a day, but typically consume only three-fourths the recommended amount of calcium-rich foods each day.
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Fiber: Are you Bulking up the Benefits?
You may have heard you should eat more fiber, but do you know the reason? Fiber, in adequate amounts, decreases the risk for heart disease, controls blood sugar, improves digestive health, and helps with weight management.
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Are you Getting Enough Vitamin D?
Vitamin D is often called the sunshine vitamin. This vitamin is unique in that sunlight on our skin enables our bodies to make vitamin D. Over the past decade there have been conflicting messages about vitamin D, its benefits, and how much is needed to be healthy.
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The Health Benefits of Dark Yellow/Orange Vegetables
Dark yellow/orange vegetables are good sources of beta carotene, a carotenoid and antioxidant that protects against free-radical damage.
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The Health Benefits of Tomatoes and Tomato Products
Tomatoes contain vitamins A, C, and K. Tomatoes are also a good source of niacin, chromium, and potassium. Vitamin C protects the body from free radicals which destroy the healthy cells in the body. Niacin helps to lower triglyceride, a fat present in our blood.
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The Health Benefits of Dark Green Leafy Vegetables
Dark green leafy vegetables are an excellent source of fiber, folate, and carotenoids. These vegetables also contain vitamins C and K and the minerals iron and calcium.
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The Health Benefits of Cruciferous Vegetables
Cruciferous vegetables are good sources of vitamins C, E, and K; folate; minerals; and fiber. They contain several forms of vitamin A called beta-carotene, lutein, and zeaxanthin. They are also rich in antioxidants that protect the body from damage by compounds called free radicals.
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Get Pumped Up for Potassium!
Studies show the risk of stroke was lower in men who consumed 4.3 grams of potassium a day compared with men who consumed 2.4 grams of potassium a day. Learning about potassium and foods that are good sources could go a long way to improving your health.
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The Gluten-Free Choice: Is It For Me?
The gluten-free diet is emerging as one of the most popular trends on the market, but gluten seems to be widely misunderstood. This publication defines gluten, describes a gluten-free diet, and discusses who should follow this diet.
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Trans Fat: How to Keep it Low in Your Diet
Are you aware that some of your favorite foods may contain trans fats? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that avoiding trans fats could prevent as many as 10,000 to 20,000 heart attacks and 3,000 to 7,000 deaths from coronary heart disease per year.
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MyPlate the Kentucky Way: Tools for Building a Healthy Plate
Do you eat just about anything you want without thinking about how it affects your body? Would you like to know how to make healthy food choices so you can manage your weight? Do you need information on how to manage your health because you have a chronic disease such as heart disease or high blood pressure?
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Mindful Eating: Enjoying Food with All Your Senses
Do you eat until you are stuffed and continue to eat even though you are full? Do you just keep on eating simply because food is on your plate? Ever thought you were hungry and gobbled down your food only to realize you were not as hungry as you first thought? These examples are all signs of mindless eating, which is eating without really considering what you are doing.
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Making Healthy Beverage Choices: What You Don't Know Can Hurt You
Many of us are aware we need to make healthy food choices. We know to choose vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low-fat or fat-free milk and lean-protein foods. Many do not realize that making healthy food choices also includes paying attention to what we drink.
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Choose Nutrient Dense Foods and Beverages
Nutrient-dense foods have more nutrients per calorie than foods that are not nutrient dense. Nutrient-dense foods contain a small portion of their calories from fat, sugar, or refined grains and have more vitamins, minerals, and protein.
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Power Up Your Vegetable Choices
Vegetables provide vitamins and minerals needed for a healthy diet. They are low in calories, fat, and other unhealthy substances such as sodium and cholesterol. Vegetables also add color, texture, and flavor to our meals.
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Getting Children to Eat Vegetables
Research now shows early eating habits may carry over into adulthood. It is important for parents to introduce good eating habits in children when they are young. However, it is never too late to start.
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Eating Healthy Around the Holidays: For People with Diabetes
If you have diabetes and eat too much of the wrong foods over the holidays, your blood glucose level might rise higher than the target range. Avoiding the family gathering or office party may not be an option, but some careful thought and planning can go a long way to help you manage your blood glucose and still have a good time.
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Probiotics: Friendly Bacteria
This publication discusses the possible benefits of Probiotics. Probiotics are live microorganisms, mainly bacteria and some yeast that have been traditionally used in the production of fermented dairy products, vegetables, and soy products. Probiotics also are sold as dietary supplements or drugs.
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Nutrition for Busy Families
Family mealtime is not a thing of the past. Many families eat dinner together at least five times per week. In our busy schedules, it is easy to forget that family mealtime provides opportunities to communicate, build relationships, and introduce healthy eating habits. To prepare healthy meal, a basic knowledge of nutrition is needed.
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Family Mealtime: Make it Happen
Having regular family meals is a challenge to many but the following suggestions should make it easier to make family mealtime a reality.
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Family Mealtime: A Wealth of Benefits
Family mealtime provides opportunities to talk, laugh, and have fun together, and it fosters family closeness.
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Monitoring Blood Glucose
Keeping your blood glucose level within the target range set by you and your doctor reduces the risk of diabetes complications. It is important to check your blood glucose regularly so you can see how certain foods, activities and medicine affect your blood glucose level.
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Diabetes and the Healthcare Team
Diabetes is a disease that affects many parts of the body, such as the eyes, kidneys, blood vessels, heart, legs and feet. As a result, a team approach to taking care of the disease can be very helpful. When a team of individuals works together problems are identified earlier, and it is easier to reduce or prevent diabetes complications.
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Think Your Plate
Making the right food choices is a great way for people with diabetes to control their blood glucose. Managing blood glucose helps reduce the risk for health complications.
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The Diabetes Food Pyramid
The food choices that persons with diabetes make influence how well they manage their diabetes. The Diabetes Food Pyramid can help you plan your meals and snacks. Choosing foods from each food group in the amounts you need can help you manage this disease.
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Carbohydrate (carb) counting is a way of keeping track of the amount of carbohydrates you get from the foods you eat. Carbohydrate counting can help you manage your blood glucose level
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Eating Right for a Healthier You: Nuts and Seeds
A healthy, balanced diet that includes whole grains, fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts, and seeds can protect against chronic illnesses, such as type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and certain cancers.
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Diabetes and Cholesterol
People with diabetes should pay attention to their cholesterol levels because high levels of blood cholesterol can lead to heart disease. People with diabetes are more likely to develop heart disease. When they do, they are two to four times more likely to die from heart disease.
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Diabetes and Blood Pressure
Two out of three adults living with diabetes also have high blood pressure. High blood pressure has no symptoms. It may be difficult to tell if your blood pressure is high. A person may have high blood pressure for years and not know it
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Diabetes and Hemoglobin A1C
Diabetes is often called a "silent disease" because it can cause serious complications without symptoms. A person with diabetes may feel healthy and still have too high a level of blood glucose. It is important to know how well you are managing your blood glucose level.
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Physical Activities and Diabetes
Physical activity plays an important part in the life of a person with diabetes. Being physically active helps you control your blood glucose and blood pressure. Taking part in physical activity provides protection against heart disease and stroke.
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Managing Your Diabetes
Diabetes management means learning all you can about the disease, maintaining a healthy weight, checking blood glucose three or more times a day, exercising, and/or taking medication as prescribed.
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Diabetes is a disease that affects 387 million people in the world, and this number is expected to double in the next 20 years. Approximately 46.3 percent of this population is undiagnosed. A diagnosis of diabetes is not a death sentence, but to remain in good health you must learn all you can about the disease and how to manage it.
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Understanding the Food Label
This publication explains the information available to consumers on the food label.
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Feeling Good About Food
This fact sheet reviews current research on eating behavior in the U.S.
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Bodies in Motion
Americans are eating more calories and burning fewer calories.Adding more physical activity to your day will help you burn more calories and improve your health.
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Why We Eat What We Eat
Many people eat for reasons other than hunger, which is a primary reason American waistlines are growing larger. To successfully manage our weight we must develop a healthy relationship with food.
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Design Your Plan
Learning to manage your weight is a very personal journey. This factsheet explains how you can increase your chances of success.
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Growing Healthy Kids in Kentucky
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Wildcat Way to Wellness: Walk Across Kentucky
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The Wildcat Way to Wellness: Water, the Liquid of Life
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The Wildcat Way to Wellness: Control Your Diabetes for Life
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The Wildcat Way to Wellness: Kentucky Farms and Foods
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The Wildcat Way to Wellness: Kentucky Food Heritage
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Build Your Strength
This publication gives information about exercise and strength training. Research suggests that adding moderate physical activity to your lifestyle may be the single most important thing you can do to feel better and decrease your risk of disease.
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The Wildcat Way to Wellness: Getting More from Dietary Supplements
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What Children Really Need
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Drying Food at Home
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Freezing Fresh Fruits
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Home Freezing Basics
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Portable High Speed Convection Ovens
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Nourishing the Older Infant: Four to Twelve Months
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Nourishing the Newborn: Birth to Four Months
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Parent Express: A Guide for You and Your Baby 12 Months Old
Look back with pride on the past year and give yourself a well-deserved pat on the back. At times it was hard, but you managed. From now on, your baby will be growing and learning at an amazing rate. You can look forward to the coming years, confident that you will help him develop into a responsible human being.
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Parent Express: A Guide for You and Your Baby 11 Months Old
Babies, just like adults, need love and attention. Rewarding your baby with a smile, a hug, or a kiss is better than rewarding her with a new toy. Your baby will know she is loved, and she needs that knowledge to stimulate the chemicals in her brain that strengthen her ability to learn and grow. With your support, she will feel she can tackle anything.
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Parent Express: A Guide for You and Your Baby 10 Months Old
You may feel bombarded with advice from many sources. Since the "experts" are sometimes not in agreement, you may be confused when one person tells you one thing and someone else tells you another. If you have been overloaded with advice, stop for a minute and back up. Summon your own resources. Do what you think is best. You have done an outstanding job as a parent so far. Rely on yourself and keep up the good work.
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Parent Express: A Guide for You and Your Baby 9 Months Old
You have plenty of reasons for feeling good about yourself. You have done a great job of raising this 9-month-old. And of course, if you feel good about yourself, your baby will feel good about herself, too.
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Parent Express: A Guide for You and Your Baby 8 Months Old
Imagine that you are 8 months old. You try to talk, but no one understands your language. You try to walk, but you're not quite sure how to do it yet. You reach out to touch things that are shiny, soft, hard, smooth, or sticky, but everyone tells you "No-no--don't touch." How would you feel? A little frustrated, you can bet. Well, that's how your baby feels at this age. He is curious and wants to find out about all the fascinating things that surround him. Open up the world to him.
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Parent Express: A Guide for You and Your Baby 7 Months Old
Have you noticed how your baby is fascinated by her hands? How she makes a fist? Claps her hands? How she just loves to poke your face with her fingers? At this age, your baby is interested in everything. Encourage her wonderful curiosity by playing simple games with her. Clap hands to music together. Play peek-a-boo or a naming game in which you point to different things and name them.
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Parent Express: A Guide for You and Your Baby 6 Months Old
Your baby is a half year old! Now that your baby has reached the half-year mark, she probably is spending most of her awake time sitting up, playing, babbling, looking, and touching everything. She might be driving you a little crazy because she wants to grab everything she sees. Try to be patient--she is learning about the world. So far, we have talked about how your baby grows each month. But another person has also grown--you.
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Parent Express: A Guide for You and Your Baby 5 Months Old
Your baby probably is no longer content to just sit quietly and look around. He wants to move all the time and in all directions. Babies at this age usually spend a lot of time examining, exploring, tasting, feeling, touching, and learning about everything. As a result, your baby will demand more of your time and attention.
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Parent Express: A Guide for You and Your Baby 4 Months Old
Have you noticed how your baby responds to you with smiles and thinks that everything is a game? Or how he sometimes seems shy or afraid? From now on, you'll find that your baby uses all his senses--sight, sound, taste, smell, and touch--to learn about the world around him.
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Parent Express: A Guide for You and Your Baby 3 Months Old
Your baby doesn't use words yet, but he understands a universal language--body language. This is a language that doesn't need words. You can tell your baby you love him by giving him a hug, singing a song, or gently rocking him to music. You will find that he talks back to you in the same way. He will give you a smile, a giggle, a coo, or a hearty chuckle. You don't need words to tell your baby you care.
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Parent Express: A Guide for You and Your Baby 2 Months Old
Your baby is beginning to take interest in everything. While she is awake, she busies herself with looking, listening, and learning. Even though she can't really talk yet, she lets you know how she feels by crying, smiling, or screaming.
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Parent Express: A Guide for You and Your Baby 1 Month Old
During this first month, both you and your baby will spend time getting to know one another. Most of your baby's time will be spent sleeping, crying, or eating. Most of your time will be spent figuring out the best way to meet your baby's needs.
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Parent Express: A Guide for You and Your Newborn Baby
This issue of Parent Express and those that follow describe a typical child at each age. Each child is special, and each develops at his or her own pace. Perfectly normal children may do things earlier or later than what is described in Parent Express. If you are concerned about your child's development, see your doctor.
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Parent Express: A Guide for You and Your Baby Getting Ready
Having a baby is like starting a new job. Of course, you'll be getting on-the-job-training after your baby is born. In addition to learning from your own experiences, this issue of Parent Express offers information and suggestions to help you prepare for the times ahead.
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Parent Express: A Guide for You and Your Baby Becoming a Parent
Parent Express is a series of guides that will help you discover how your baby grows and develops each month. It will take you through some of the ups and downs, the ins and outs of being a parent. Parent Express will discuss your feelings about being a new parent. It also will give practical advice and suggestions for you and your baby.
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Canning Tomatoes and Tomato Juice
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Vegetable Preparation for the Family
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Steps Toward Hiring a Dependable Contractor
When building or repairing your home, the general contractor you hire can be either the biggest help or the biggest source of problems you will encounter. You can learn to protect your interests and avoid financial disaster by becoming an informed consumer.
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Home Accessibility: Resources
The following information will help you find resources and support for improving your residential situations, assessing your needs and determining which modifications and assistive technologies are most appropriate for you.
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Home Accessibility: Kitchens
Universal design allows independence, safety, control and quality of life at home and in the community today and in the future. The following universal design features can make your kitchen a safer and more user-friendly space.
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Home Accessibility: Bathrooms
Universal design allows independence, safety, control and quality of life at home and in the community today and in the future. The following universal design features can help make your bathroom a safer and more user-friendly space in your home.
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Home Accessibility: Bedrooms
Universal design allows independence, safety, control and quality of life at home and in the community today and in the future. The following universal design features can make your bedroom a safer and more user-friendly space.
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Home Accessibility: One Size Fits All
A well-designed home promotes independence and allows us the satisfaction of being able to stay in control and remain at home as we age or as our needs change.
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Home Accessibility: Assistive Technology
Assistive technology allows people to do things that they might not otherwise be able to do. It reduces the impact of a disability and increases the opportunity for enjoying an optimal level of safety and independence.
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Clean It Healthy, Clean It Right
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Managing Asthma Triggers in the Home
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Compact Fluorescent Lamps
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Wonderful Ways with Windows
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Revitalize Your Downtown Area Through Historic Preservation
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National Standards and Guidelines for Historic Preservation
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Understanding the Language of Historic Preservation
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Ten Basic Concepts for Green Homes
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Green Products and Practices for the Home
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Selecting Wall Coverings
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Living with Antiques and Collectibles
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Downsizing Your Home - A Guide for Older Adults
Downsizing to a smaller home has become a recent trend. Older adults in particular can benefit from such a move. Smaller homes typically require less maintenance and can result in significant savings for the homeowner because of lower utility bills, property taxes, and insurance. This publication will help you make decisions and plans for downsizing.
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Investigating Your Health Insurance Options
Identifying healthcare wants and needs for you and your family is an important first step to finding a healthcare plan that will provide adequate healthcare coverage at a sufficient price. This publication will help you determine a health care plan that will best suit your needs.
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Managing Holiday Expenses: How to Reduce Spending to Decrease Stress
This publication helps you plan for holiday expenses throughout the year and adopt new, lower-cost traditions to reduce the added stress and crunch on your wallet.
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Evaluating Your Health Insurance Needs
Insurance provides financial security when the unexpected happens. Many people receive health insurance from their employers. People who are not working or are self-employed, retired, or who have too little or unaffordable coverage now have the opportunity to purchase health insurance through the Health Benefit Marketplace. Before purchasing health insurance, it may be helpful to spend some time considering what you need or want in a health insurance plan.
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Savvy Sellers and Bargain Hunters: Basic Guidelines to Yard Sales and Consignment Shops
This publication provides tips to be a successful seller or bargain hunter to help you maximize profits and savings.
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Financial Considerations for Women: Planning for Life's Major Events
Regardless of age, women need to be thinking about and planning for retirement. Retirement savings should start early. For many young women, retirement seems many years away. However, retirement investments grow over time, so it is important to start planning and saving early.
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Maximizing Your Dollars in Retirement
Developing a monthly budget for your retirement expenses can help you feel more prepared to adjust to rising prices and unexpected expenses.
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Managing in Tough Times: Rebounding Your Finances after Recession
Implementing good money management practices can help you rebound and allow you to be better prepared for future changes in the economy.
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The Value of Continued Education
For most students, high school is not the end of their career preparation. Education and training beyond high school provide greater opportunities for finding and keeping a job, particularly in tough economic times. Continued education can have an impact on family well-being.
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Paying for Continued Education
Various forms of continued education and training are available. They range from a four-year program at an expensive private college or university to a less expensive state university or even a community or technical college. Once you decide where you want to continue your education, you can search out the various forms of financial aid that are available, both from the educational institution itself and from outside sources.
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Make Your Charitable Giving Count
Many charities in the United States are competing for your money. Unfortunately, an estimated $20 billion intended for charitable contributions may end up in the pockets of fraudulent solicitors. With more than half a million federally recognized charities soliciting your contributions, your good intentions are not enough. To make the most of your charitable giving, you must carefully research charitable organizations before donating.
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Alternatives to Identity Theft Protection Service
When the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released their list of the top ten consumer complaints of 2010, identity theft once again topped the list. Many criminals realize how much easier it is to steal from consumers and businesses via identity theft and how much less likely they are to be caught. Unfortunately, their crimes find many victims.
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Financial Strain and the Lemon Experience of Life
If you find yourself facing financial strain, a common lemon experience, you can learn to deal with challenging economic conditions by rethinking your approach. By learning what is most important to you and your family, you can find new ways to make the most of your money and make your family happier in the process.
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Building a Healthy, Wealthy Future: Youth
The Building a Healthy, Wealthy Future: Youth program includes a variety of activities and learning lessons that may be used by those in the traditional classroom setting, an after-school program, 4-H youth development programs, home school programs, or by other groups interested in learning more about health and personal finance.
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Building a Healthy, Wealthy Future: Helping Your Adolescent Plan for the Future
Talking to your adolescent about goal setting can be an important first step in helping him/her visualize the future and the potential steps that need to be taken in order to turn a goal into a reality.
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Building a Healthy, Wealthy Future: How Much Do I Really Cost?
Communicating with your adolescent about household expenses and budgeting can help him/her begin to develop an understanding of how much it actually costs to live and to maintain a household.
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Building a Healthy, Wealthy Future: Sending the Right Message
Discussing your adolescent's decision-making process is important not only for him/her, but also to help you as a parent stay actively involved in the everyday decisions that he/she makes.
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Building a Healthy, Wealthy Future: Getting the Most Out of Life
Helping adolescents balance the risks and rewards of their food and drink choices now can help them make wise health and financial decisions in the future.
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Building a Healthy, Wealthy Future: Count Your Beans
Take time now to talk with your adolescent about a household budget and the difference between needs and wants. It will help him/her understand how to allocate money later in life.
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Building a Healthy, Wealthy Future: Be a Rebel by Defying Risky Behaviors
Using the activity that follows in this publication, you can explain to your adolescent that being rebellious is not always a bad thing, especially if he/she can defy a negative behavior.
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The Economics of Purchasing a More Fuel-Efficient Vehicle
A typical response to higher fuel prices is to consider trading your current vehicle for one that is more fuel efficient or even one that uses an alternative fuel. If you simply compare the cost of filling the tank, this decision seems to be a good one.
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Preparing for the Unexpected: Disability Insurance
Disability insurance is one of the most needed but most overlooked types of insurance. A disability can be just as financially devastating to a family as the death of a breadwinner.
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Look Before You Leap: A Guide to the Legal and Financial Implications of Marriage and Remarriage in Kentucky
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Finding Ways to Live on a Reduced Income
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Investing on a Shoestring
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Investments: How to Read the Financial Page
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Investments: Investment Choices
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After Death: How to Settle an Estate
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Purchasing Laundry Appliances
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Purchasing a Range, Oven, or Cooktop
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Purchasing a Dishwasher
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The Wildcat Way to Wellness: Give Yourself a Financial Checkup
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Estate Planning: a Glossary of Terms
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Estate Planning: Federal and State Estate Taxes
When a person dies, the value of his or her estate is subject to federal estate taxes. Estate taxes must be paid before the executor can transfer ownership of the property to the heirs. A professional accountant or attorney who specializes in estate planning can help you calculate your potential estate tax.
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Estate Planning: Trusts
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Estate Planning: Wills and Probate in Kentucky
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Estate Planning: Financial Planners
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Estate Planning: Selecting Your Team
Attorneys who specialize in estate planning are the most likely legal professionals to be up-to-date on state and federal laws related to wills, trusts, and taxes. Choose one with estate planning experience to help assure that your plans are carried out correctly. If you are considering establishing a trust, choose an attorney who also has experience in writing trusts.
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Estate Planning: Your Records and Personal Information
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Estate Planning: Objectives
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Estate Planning: Getting Started
Many people fail to make plans to transfer their property and possessions at the time of their death. Some people think such plans are only for the rich. Other people think that they can plan for the transfer later and then never take time to do it. Some people think they do not need estate planning and that everything will be all right for their families when they die.
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How Finance Charges Are Calculated on Credit Card Accounts
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How Others Can Help You Get Out of Debt
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Family Communications About Money
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Questions and Answers About Credit and Debt
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How to Get Out of Debt
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How to Manage Credit
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Money Management: How to Keep Money in Your Pocket
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How to Make Your Money Go Further
What do you have to show for the money you make each month? Do you have good health, two cars, a home, a large savings account? Or do you have a pile of debts and zero assets?
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Becoming an Informed Citizen
As we look at the world stage and watch other countries employ news blackouts and restrictions to keep their people unaware and controlled, we celebrate the benefit of our first amendment rights to freedom of speech, press, religion, and assembly. Rather than taking these rights for granted, our responsibility as informed citizens is to understand and become involved in the issues facing our leaders at local, state, and national levels. Outlined here are three steps to becoming an informed citizen: Be engaged, be curious, and be perceptive.
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Relatives Raising Children: Health and Safety Tips for Younger Children
Raising grandchildren can be challenging and rewarding. Keeping children healthy and safe can be simple, but it does take thought and preparation. This publication provides suggestions and guidelines that may help.
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Relatives Raising Children: Coping with Lifestyle Changes
The circumstances that make full time caregiving of children necessary usually are not ones grandparents or relatives would happily choose. Relatives step in as caregivers because they know their home is a more stable, loving environment for the child's well-being over the long term than placement in foster care. This publication describes some actions that you as a grandparent or relative who is parenting a child can take to manage the child and take care of yourself.
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Media Advertising and its Influence on Children: Educators
How should educators assist parents and those taking the parenting role to guide young children in using money wisely when so much media advertising swirls all around them? Answering that question is the objective of this publication.
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Media Advertising and Your Child
As parents, how can we help young children to know the difference between advertising and information? This fact sheet helps parents to answer that question.
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Financial Capability---Why it Matters - In-depth Information for Educators
Countless surveys and studies confirm that American youth and adults lack basic financial knowledge and skills. Several states now require the teaching of financial education in high school and even elementary school as one way to address the knowledge gap, though Kentucky is not one of them. But clearly the schools cannot do it alone. Parents can be the key to raising financially capable children.
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Building Your Preschooler's Financial Capabilities - Information for Parents
Feeling able to manage financial resources is a life goal for most of us. It is also a skill we would like to teach our young loved ones. This fact sheet offers suggestions for adults as they help young children develop their ability to manage money, also known as financial capability.
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Ten Tips for Talking with Your Child or Teen about Sexuality
Parenting involves teaching children to maintain a safe and healthy lifestyle, which includes healthy sexual development. It is an important parenting responsibility to talk to your children about sex, sexuality, and related topics.
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Stand Up to Falling: What to Do When You Fall
A fall can happen to anyone. A fall often happens suddenly, and the experience can be startling and upsetting regardless of your age. Adults age 65 years and older are at the greatest risk of falling and jeopardizing health and independence. Many falls can be prevented by making simple changes, but it's good to plan ahead in case you do fall.
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Legacy Building Through Life Review
This fact sheet describes different types of things that make up a legacy, talks about how we can develop a meaningful legacy, and offers a variety of ways to communicate our legacy to others.
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Enhancing Mental Health Through Life Story
Documenting our life story encourages us to constructively think about and examine both positive and negative personal experiences, the meaning and emotions we attach to our experiences, and the lessons we have learned over time.
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Planning and Decision Making Through Life Story
Life story focuses heavily on the past, but we can use these experiences to help us think about and plan for the future.
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Exercising the Brain Through Life Story
Life story also contributes to brain health, as the process of documenting and sharing life story is a form of brain exercise.
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Enhancing Quality Care Relationships Through Life Story
Sharing and documenting life story and health history promotes a quality caregiving relationship. A life story is an account of the series of experiences that make up our lives and define who we are.
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Life Story: What Is It and How Do You Write It?
Whether it is our own or that of someone we love, writing a life story can be a rich and rewarding experience. It is also a gift that can last for generation after generation. To get started, it is important to be organized, prepared, and flexible.
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Communities Support Military Families
This publication outlines the emotional cycle of deployment that military families generally experience and lists actions that you individually, your group, and the community may take to support them. Two activities are suggested to enhance your learning.
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Communities Support Military Families Facilitator's Guide
This facilitator guide describes the situation faced by many of our neighbors who are military families with service members in the National Guard or Reserve. We'll learn about the structure and culture of the U.S. Armed Forces, the seven stages of the emotional cycle of deployment, and ways to reach out in friendly ways to military families.
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Stand Up To Falling: How to Prevent Falls
Four steps can help older adults and those susceptible to falls to protect their independence and reduce their likelihood of falling.
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Sexual Health in Young Adulthood: Protecting Yourself from Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)
For young adults ages 18 to 24, sexual health is an important factor in their development. These are the years of greatest fertility and most frequent sexual activity.
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Renewing Infant Attachment Bond Following Military Deployment
With the length of deployment averaging 12 months, this process may be confusing for children of military members, especially those of young ages. Even when close parent-child bonds exist prior to deployment, extended absences may negatively impact this bond. Therefore, military members and their families must be patient in the renewal of attachment bonds following the long separation during a military deployment.
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Adolescence & Military Deployment
For adolescents (12 to 17 years old), the normal stressors of development along with the added stressors of parental deployment can be overwhelming. Support for adolescents facing parental deployment is a critical issue for mental health professionals and military families.
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Bullying 101: The Basics for Parents and Caregivers of a Bullied Child
Bullying is a serious issue that has been the subject of discussion for several years. This publication will help parents identify the symptoms of a bullied child, understand why they don't report the abuse and learn how to support them during their coping process.
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Stand Up to Falling: A Matter of Balance and Fall Prevention
The eight-session, evidence-based falls management program is led by trained volunteer lay leaders. The program aims "to reduce [the] fear of falling, stop the fear of falling cycle, and increase activity levels among community-dwelling older adults."
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Stand Up to Falling: Vision Impairment and Fall Prevention
Whether vision impairment or disease, age-related trouble with vision increases the risk for falling and fall-related injury. A key to safety, wellness, and fall prevention is to keep your eyes healthy. Have regular eye exams, use appropriate prescriptions for glasses and contacts, and work with a doctor to maximize vision in both eyes.
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Stand Up to Falling: Home Safety and Fall Prevention
About 50 to 75 percent of falls happen in the home. Many of these falls are caused by home hazards that we overlook every day. Falls can be reduced and prevented by identifying and correcting hazards in your home. Remember, falls are preventable!
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Stand Up to Falling: Medications and Fall Prevention
Medication causes some older adults to fall. Many seniors are prescribed medications to treat various ailments or diseases, and such drugs may have side effects that lead to falls. Combinations of medicines also create greater chances for adverse drug interaction and/or side effects. Taking four or more prescription and/or over-the-counter medications significantly increases the risk for falling.
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Stand Up to Falling: Physical Activity, Exercise and Fall Prevention
Physical inactivity leads to muscle weakness and loss, and has a negative effect on flexibility and balance, increasing a person's risk of falling. To significantly minimize the chances of falling, strength, balance, and flexibility must be increased.
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Home Is Where the Health Is
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Travelling Light: Family Language Fun to Go
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Aging Gracefully: Making the Most of Your Later Life Adventure
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Keys to Great Parenting: Key 7: Practice Health and Safety
Our babies and toddlers count on us to keep them strong and safe as they move and explore. This seventh key, "Practice Health and Safety," offers specific things you can do to help make your child's life as healthy and safe as possible.
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Keys to Great Parenting: Key 6: Teach Self-Control
As parents, one of our top concerns is our children's behavior. We want them to respect others and make the most of relationships. Researchers tell us that children begin even as babies and toddlers to decide how to express feelings and relate to other people.
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Keys to Great Parenting: Key 5: Show Your Child the World
From the moment your baby is born, she has active brain cells--100 billion of them. They need to make trillions of connections with each other for your child to learn as much as possible while growing. She cannot learn without help. She needs stimulation--not only from you, but everyone and everything around her. That is why this key, "Show Your Child the World," is so important.
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Keys to Great Parenting: Key 4: Be Playful with Your Child
Babies and toddlers love to play. Play is not only fun, it is a way for your child to learn. It does not have to cost a lot of money. Forget the boring flash cards and expensive educational toys. You as well as family members and friends will find in the fourth key, "Be Playful with Your Child," some ideas for inexpensive play and learning with babies and toddlers at various ages.
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Keys to Great Parenting: Key 3: Know How Your Child Develops
Babies and toddlers grow and change at an amazing rate! Their weak muscles become stronger as they learn to roll over, sit, and walk. At first they coo, gurgle, babble, and cry in distress. Then they begin to show interest, smile, and laugh. Before you know it, they are putting words together, taking turns, and learning to share.
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Developmental Growth Chart
This developmental growth chart is a supplement to Know How Your Child Develops (FCS7-181) in the Keys to Great Parenting series.
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Keys to Great Parenting: Key 2: Cuddle, Talk, and Read with Your Child
Babies and toddlers love it when you hug and cuddle them and smile at them. They also love you to listen, talk, and read to them. Doing both at the same time, such as cuddling while reading simple storybooks, develops a warm bond between you and your child.
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Keys to Great Parenting: Key 1: Care for Yourself
Parents of babies and toddlers often feel tired and frazzled. They worry about doing everything exactly right. It is important to keep in mind that doing well starts with being well. You can learn to reduce stress and nurture yourself. Both you and your child will reap the benefits.
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The Wildcat Way to Wellness: Choosing the Simply Beautiful Life
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The Wildcat Way to Wellness: Writing for Insight and Well-Being
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The Wildcat Way to Wellness: Nourishing Our Bodies and Souls: Circles of Wisdom and Love
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A Healthier, Happier You: Making Smart Lifestyle Choices
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Healthier, Happier You Leader's Guide
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Parent Express: A Guide for You and Your Child Months 35 and 36
Your child is almost 3 years old and growing more independent and capable every day. Encourage your child's cooperation; it will build his confidence and help him grow into a helpful, responsible person. This is the last issue of Parent Express. We hope the series has been helpful to you in your very important and exciting job as parents.
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Parent Express: A Guide for You and Your Child 33 and 34 Months
Children love to learn about themselves and their past. It helps them feel important and special. A nice thing you can do for your child and yourself is to collect and organize reminders of these early years.
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Parent Express: A Guide for You and Your Child 31 and 32 Months
Parents are the most important adults in your child's life, but he learns from other caring adults that he can trust, love, and enjoy. They make his world varied, interesting, and exciting. Each one has something important and different to share and teach. Your little one needs these adult relationships, so do all you can to encourage them. They are a precious part of your child's life.
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Parent Express: A Guide for You and Your Child 29 and 30 Months
Language learning may be your child's most important accomplishment this year, and you are helping. Every time you sing a song, read a story, or repeat a nursery rhyme to her, she learns to enjoy language more. Remember, your child learns by imitating you and catching your enthusiasm.
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Parent Express: A Guide for You and Your Child 27 and 28 Months
Be good to yourselves. Take time out when you can and share childcare with others when you need a break. Enjoy your child's development and celebrate her accomplishments with her. Reward yourself, too, for your successes, and don't be hard on yourself for mistakes. All parents make them.
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Parent Express: A Guide for You and Your Child 25 and 26 Months
Your little one has come a long way in two short years, and so have you. Now, she is no longer a toddler, but rather a young preschooler.
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Parent Express: A Guide for You and Your Child 23 and 24 Months
A child's self-esteem is his overall judgment of himself. It determines whether he likes, accepts, and respects himself. One of the greatest and most important challenges you face is to help your child feel good about himself.
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Parent Express: A Guide for You and Your Child 21 and 22 Months
Playing with your child is not just plain fun. It stimulates her brain cells to connect in increasingly complex webs. That is the exciting news from the latest brain research. By taking time to have fun--with consistent love, guidance, and playfulness as you model activities and ways to move--you are laying the foundation for her lifelong learning.
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Parent Express: A Guide for You and Your Child 19 and 20 Months
Your child naturally enjoys learning new skills. You can support and encourage this learning not by pushing or criticizing or comparing your child with other children, but by teaching, encouraging, and celebrating her own successes.
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Parent Express: A Guide for You and Your Child 17 and 18 Months
You can help him understand his feelings by giving each of them a name. When a box won't open or a car won't roll, your little one may drop it or throw it in anger. Hold him and say calmly that you know it makes him angry when the toy won't work. These words show your toddler that you understand his anger. It also gives him a word that helps him understand his feelings.
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Parent Express: A Guide for You and Your Child 15 and 16 Months
Help your child explore her world. A 15- or 16-month-old child moves fast. She crawls, scoots, and walks. How exciting it is for her! Her world is full of new things to touch, throw, climb on--and to fall from or knock down. Your quiet, cuddly baby has become a lively little person, and that means you have to be lively, too.
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Parent Express: A Guide for You and Your Child 13 and 14 Months
You can look back over the last year with pride. You now have many memories of the times you have shared with your baby. Remember when you thought her crying would never stop? Remember the time she giggled with glee, and you felt good just enjoying her happiness? Now you and your baby are ready to move into the exciting second year.
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Family Vitality Building a Strong Marriage
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Family Vitality Time Together
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Family Vitality Characteristics of Strong Families
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A Merry Heart: the Healing Power of Good Humor
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The Successful Person's Guide to Time Management
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Ovarian Cancer: Understanding the Facts
Ovarian cancer occurs when cells in one or both ovaries grow out of control. Ovarian cancer can spread to other parts of the body if it is not found early. The cause of ovarian cancer is not known, but certain factors help you know if you are at risk for developing the disease.
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Vegetables for Wellness: Kentucky Greens
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Vegetables for Wellness: Kentucky Cabbage
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Vegetables for Wellness: Kentucky Broccoli
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Vegetables for Wellness: Kentucky Corn
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Kentucky Winter Squash and Pumpkin
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Understanding the Different Produce Safety Programs and Making a Food Safety Plan
Safety of fresh vegetables and fruits is very important because these products are often consumed raw or are minimally processed. For the safety of consumers, farmers who produce our food must know the best practices available to produce, process, handle, and store fresh produce.
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Protect Your Child from Environmental Health Risks
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As a Citizen, What Do You Know About Wastewater?
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Consumer Trends: An Overview
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Consumer Trends and Opportunities: Building a Base
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Consumer Trends and Opportunities: Vegetables
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Consumer Trends and Opportunities: Fruits
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Consumer Trends and Opportunities: Dairy
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Consumer Trends and Opportunities: Protein Foods
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Fabric Insect Pests: Clothes Moths and Carpet Beetles
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Making Eggnog at Home
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Making Yogurt at Home
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Making Cottage Cheese at Home
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Interaction with Local Government
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Reducing the Risk of Food Borne Illness
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Directions for Public Policy Programming
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Public Policy: Facts, Myths, and Values
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Public Policy Making in America
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Introduction to Public Policy Education
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Hard Water: To Soften or Not to Soften
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Using Activated Carbon Filters to Treat Home Drinking Water
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Summary Sheet Using Activated Carbon Filters to Treat Home Drinking Water
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Drinking Water Standards
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Cisterns for Kentucky
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Summary Sheet Building a Cistern for Home Water Supply
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Testing Private Water Sources
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Conserving Water at Home
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Understanding the Water System
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Summary Sheet Understanding the Water System
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