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Think Your Plate
10/24/2018 (major revision)

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. | FCS3-548
web only | 2 pages | 880 words | - | PDF: 240 kb

Carbohydrate Counting
10/24/2018 (major revision)

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. | FCS3-546
web only | 8 pages | 2,000 words | 97 downloads | PDF: 677 kb

Diabetes and High Blood Pressure
10/24/2018 (minor revision)

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. | FCS3-543
web only | 4 pages | 1,400 words | - | PDF: 190 kb

Diabetes and Hemoglobin A1C
10/24/2018 (minor revision)

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. | FCS3-542
web only | 2 pages | 820 words | - | PDF: 132 kb

Sweet Enough Without All That Sugar
9/10/2018 (new)

Sweeteners have been around since the earliest history of man and provided carbohydrates as a source of energy. Fruit and honey were the first sweet foods available. Today, sugar is one of the most popular food additives in the United States. We know that the overindulgence of foods high in calories and low in nutrients can lead to chronic health problems. Even so, questions remain. How much sugar do I really need? What is the difference between sugars and artificial sweeteners? What part does sugar play in a healthy diet? Is life really sweet without all that sugar? | FCS3-618
web only | 6 pages | 1,885 words | 20 downloads | PDF: 1,590 kb

Monitoring Blood Glucose
9/7/2018 (reviewed)

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. | FCS3-551
web only | 4 pages | 1,083 words | 56 downloads | PDF: 163 kb

Diabetes and Footcare
9/7/2018 (reviewed)

When blood glucose stays high for a long time it can cause problems for your feet, heart, eyes and kidneys. The main goal for people with diabetes is to keep their blood glucose within the target range set by the doctor or healthcare team. People with diabetes tend to have more problems with their feet. Checking your feet every day can prevent serious foot problems. | FCS3-550
web only | 4 pages | 1,551 words | - | PDF: 493 kb

Diabetes and the Healthcare Team
9/7/2018 (reviewed)

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. | FCS3-549
web only | 4 pages | 1,811 words | - | PDF: 197 kb

Diabetes and Cholesterol
9/7/2018 (reviewed)

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. | FCS3-544
web only | 3 pages | 1,254 words | - | PDF: 143 kb

Physical Activities and Diabetes
9/7/2018 (reviewed)

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. | FCS3-541
web only | 4 pages | 1,422 words | - | PDF: 177 kb

Managing Your Diabetes
9/7/2018 (reviewed)

Diabetes is a disease in which there is too much glucose in the blood. The main goal for a person with diabetes is to keep his or her blood glucose under control. 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. | FCS3-540
web only | 2 pages | 638 words | 40 downloads | PDF: 131 kb

Understanding Diabetes
9/7/2018 (reviewed)

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. | FCS3-539
web only | 2 pages | 865 words | - | PDF: 131 kb

Breathe Easy with COPD
8/29/2018 (new)

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, also known as COPD, is the 4th leading cause of death in Kentucky and in the United States. Almost 1 in 10 Kentucky adults have been diagnosed with COPD by a doctor and it is estimated that even more people are living with the disease and donít even know it. Although this disease can be deadly, simple changes in lifestyle can reduce your risk of developing the disease or improve your health if already diagnosed. | FCS3-617
web only | 3 pages | 1,062 words | 6 downloads | PDF: 274 kb

Say Yes to Cancer Prevention
8/29/2018 (new)

Cancer is when damaged cells grow and divide uncontrollably in the body. These cancer cells can then spread to other parts of the body. These cells are unhealthy and they take over normal cells, making it hard for our body to function normally. Cancer is a word used to refer to several different, but related diseases. Usually cancer is named by what organ it affects first. For example, if cancer is found first in the lungs, it is called lung cancer. | FCS3-616
web only | 4 pages | 1,518 words | 7 downloads | PDF: 649 kb

Healthy Choices for a Healthy Heart
8/29/2018 (new)

Heart disease and cardiovascular disease are two terms that mean the same thing. These terms refer to all diseases of the heart and blood vessels. For example, heart disease includes heart attacks, strokes, atherosclerosis, heart failure, and other conditions of the heart and blood vessels. Many of these diseases have a similar underlying cause---a build-up of fat in blood vessels. | FCS3-615
web only | 4 pages | 1,601 words | 8 downloads | PDF: 1,084 kb

All About Blood Pressure
8/29/2018 (new)

Blood pressure is the amount of force caused by blood as it pushes through the blood vessels in the body. This pressure is created by the pumping action of the heart. Blood vessels are like small tubes with blood constantly flowing through them. In order for blood to flow to all parts of the body from the heart, there has to be enough force behind the blood for it to be pushed all the way down to our toes and all the way up to our brain. This is our blood pressure. | FCS3-614
web only | 4 pages | 1,404 words | 6 downloads | PDF: 988 kb

Why Blood Sugar Matters
8/29/2018 (new)

Diabetes is a disease. It is not like the flu or a cold---you canít catch it from just being around your friends or family. It usually occurs when people have too much sugar in their blood and they cannot control their blood sugar level. If blood sugar levels are too high, it can be harmful to all parts of our bodies and keep us from doing the things we enjoy in life. | FCS3-613
web only | 5 pages | 1,812 words | 5 downloads | PDF: 1,611 kb

It Starts with Body Weight
8/29/2018 (new)

We need certain amounts of fat in our body to be healthy. Body fat serves many purposes, including protecting and cushioning internal organs, especially during a fall. It makes chemical signals that regulate how much food we eat and the energy we use to live. Throughout history, fat has allowed humans to store energy for times when food was unavailable. But current obesity research indicates that too much body fat can negatively affect health. | FCS3-612
web only | 5 pages | 1,849 words | 11 downloads | PDF: 886 kb

Nutrition and Your Health
8/29/2018 (new)

There is no doubt that our health and nutrition are important. But what exactly do these two words mean? And how are they related? In order to understand their relationship, we must be able to define what good health looks like and what it means to have good nutrition. Then, we can make healthy lifestyle choices each day that will help us prevent conditions and diseases related to poor nutrition. | FCS3-611
web only | 4 pages | 1,322 words | 8 downloads | PDF: 1,187 kb

Health and Travel
7/2/2018 (new)

Getting sick on vacation is bad news. It has the potential to ruin the trip for everyone. Finding quality medical care while on vacation can be difficult as well. While you may not always be able to prevent illness when travelling, you can be adequately prepared to minimize your symptoms and to get back to reclining comfortably on the beach as soon as possible. Consider the following suggestions to prepare for the possibility of health complications while traveling. | FCS5-471
web only | 2 pages | 958 words | 4 downloads | PDF: 299 kb

Money and International Travel
7/2/2018 (new)

Deciding to go on a vacation is an exciting, and all too often stressful experience. Your fantasies of reading a good book while on the beach may be interrupted by intrusive financial concerns. How should you pay for your trip? How will you protect your finances while you are gone? Should you get travel insurance? What about scams or theft? There are numerous financial issues to take into account when planning a trip. Consider implementing some of the following strategies in order to protect your finances. | FCS5-470
web only | 3 pages | 1,375 words | 3 downloads | PDF: 481 kb

Travel Arrangements
7/2/2018 (new)

Going on a vacation is supposed to be a relaxing, stress free experience. Unfortunately, you cannot relax until you have made all of the arrangements for your vacation. Where will you go? How will you get there? How will you spend your time? Giving adequate forethought to get ready for your trip will make for a more enjoyable vacation. One option for consumers is to seek professional help from a travel agent or other travel professional. | FCS5-469
web only | 3 pages | 1,293 words | 6 downloads | PDF: 984 kb

International Travel: What You Need to Know Before You Go
7/2/2018 (new)

Individuals and families are planning leisure trips to destinations all over the world. Regardless of which international travel destination you choose, careful planning is a must. While planning an international trip may seem daunting, there are a few tips that you can follow to make sure that you have the best travel experience possible whether you are a novice or seasoned traveler. | FCS5-468
web only | 5 pages | 2,442 words | 6 downloads | PDF: 1,401 kb

Meal Kits: Are They Worth It?
4/10/2018 (new)

There is high demand for convenience in our society. As a result, meal kit services have become increasingly popular. These meal kits are mailed directly to your front door each week. These kits include recipes and pre-measured ingredients ready to be used right away. Some of the most popular services include BlueApron, HelloFresh, and Plated. Since their beginning in 2012, meal kit services have grown into a $2.2-billion-dollar industry. There are over 100 companies in the US providing meal kit services. | FCS3-610
web only | 4 pages | 1,533 words | 34 downloads | PDF: 598 kb

Shaking Down on Salt
2/9/2018 (new)

The demand for convenience and a change in eating habits have contributed to the popularity of dining out. Busy schedules often force people to eat on the run. Take out, frozen foods, and home-delivered meals are habits characteristic of many Americans. Meals eaten away from home can potentially contribute excess calories, fat, and sodium while limiting the intake of calcium, dietary fiber, and vitamins A and C. Excess snacking from calorie-laden, low nutrient-dense foods can lead to consuming too much fat and sugar. The two trends of dining out more and an increased interest in health, fitness, and nutrition seem to be incompatible, but with careful planning, healthful eating can be achieved regardless of our busy lives. | FCS3-609
web only | 2 pages | 1,607 words | 21 downloads | PDF: 351 kb

Fitting Nutrition into Your Busy Lifestyle
2/9/2018 (new)

Your overall nutrition picture depends on selections of food and serving sizes over a period of time. To make wise food choices you need to know a little about food and healthful cooking techniques. A balanced diet contains a wide variety of foods. The key to making good food choices is to plan. | FCS3-608
web only | 2 pages | 988 words | 22 downloads | PDF: 871 kb

Dining Out in a Healthy Way
2/9/2018 (new)

Sodium is an important mineral to the body. It helps keep body fluids in balance, helps the body to absorb certain nutrients, and also aids in muscle performance and sending nerve messages. Excessive sodium in the diet is linked with high blood pressure or hypertension. Hypertension can result in diabetes, heart disease, kidney failure, or stroke. | FCS3-607
web only | 5 pages | 767 words | 18 downloads | PDF: 2,684 kb

Modifying Recipes
2/9/2018 (new)

To make recipe modification a common practice, we should frequently think about how increasing the nutrition of our recipes relates to our health. For example, lowering the amount of sodium in the diet over time through small recipe modifications may reduce risk of high blood pressure and heart disease. | FCS3-606
web only | 3 pages | 889 words | 20 downloads | PDF: 834 kb

Navigating the Grocery Store
2/9/2018 (new)

age American makes over 200 food and beverage-related choices each day. This number seems high, but it makes sense when we think about the decisions we make. We decide what food and beverages we will eat. We are exposed to a multitude of items in our grocery stores. We are bombarded with television advertisements to choose specific food. And there are many fast food restaurant options available in our communities. | FCS3-605
web only | 3 pages | 1,504 words | 18 downloads | PDF: 1,068 kb

Understanding Healthy Food Choices
2/9/2018 (new)

Have you ever heard that shopping the perimeter of a grocery store is healthier? Many healthy foods are on the outer walls of the store, yet several other healthy options are also tucked in the middle aisles. If you know what you are looking for and how to find them, several other items in the middle of the store should be on your grocery list. | FCS3-604
web only | 4 pages | 869 words | 24 downloads | PDF: 1,666 kb

Home Canning Meat, Poultry and Seafood
2/2/2018 (minor revision)

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. | FCS3-585
web only | 9 pages | 3,232 words | 113 downloads | PDF: 412 kb

Home Canning Fruit
2/2/2018 (minor revision)

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. | FCS3-584
web only | 12 pages | 3,675 words | - | PDF: 542 kb

Home Canning Vegetables
2/2/2018 (minor revision)

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. | FCS3-583
web only | 13 pages | 3,926 words | - | PDF: 444 kb

Home Canning Tomatoes and Tomato Products
2/2/2018 (minor revision)

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. | FCS3-580
web only | 14 pages | 4,000 words | 221 downloads | PDF: 402 kb

Home Canning Basics
2/2/2018 (minor revision)

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. | FCS3-578
web only | 6 pages | 2,913 words | 296 downloads | PDF: 359 kb

Body Balance: Nutritious Nuts and Seeds
12/21/2017 (new)

Eating plant foods, such as nuts and seeds, makes a diet more nutritious and may help reduce the risk of chronic diseases. It is especially helpful if you encounter pollutants in the environment. Plant foods, including nuts and seeds contain nutritious compounds called phytonutrients. Unlike vitamins and minerals, there is no Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) for phytonutrients. | FCS3-603
web only | 4 pages | 1,318 words | 44 downloads | PDF: 4,580 kb

Body Balance: Safe Storage for Food and Drink
12/21/2017 (new)

How food and drink is stored plays a big part in how long it stays fresh. Some types of packaging can keep food fresher longer. There are many types of packaging and beverage containers, and some are safer than others, which may have negative health effects. People are exposed to pollution every day, in ways that cannot always be avoided. Even storage containers may contain potentially harmful chemicals. For example, heating plastic that is not microwave safe can cause chemical residue to come in contact with food. Certain plastics may have negative effects on health. Read on to find out more about the safest ways to store food and drinks. | FCS3-602
web only | 3 pages | 884 words | 24 downloads | PDF: 883 kb

Body Balance: Picking out Produce: All About Organic and Conventional Food
12/21/2017 (new)

When shopping at the grocery store, there are many choices to make about which foods to purchase. Currently, one of the most popular food trends is eating organic produce. Organic produce is marked with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Organic label and is usually separated from the rest. There are some differences between how organic foods and regular or conventionally foods are grown. Pesticides are found in almost all foods. | FCS3-601
web only | 3 pages | 918 words | 20 downloads | PDF: 1,240 kb

Body Balance: Fundamentals of Fermented Foods
12/21/2017 (new)

Fermented foods are foods that have been aged in a way that allows good bacteria to develop in them. Consuming these good bacteria can benefit health. Common fermented foods are yogurt, soy sauce, sauerkraut, and some types of pickles. Although these foods may seem like an odd assortment, they are all fermented and contain good bacteria. | FCS3-600
web only | 4 pages | 1,360 words | 22 downloads | PDF: 847 kb

Body Balance: Healthy Ways to Flavor Your Food
12/21/2017 (new)

Using herbs and spices is a healthy way to add flavor to food and they may protect against the harmful effects of environmental pollution. We are exposed to pollution every day in our air, water, soil, and even our food. This exposure to pollution may have negative effects on health. Herbs and spices help protect the body by decreasing cell damage caused by the pollution that we are exposed to everyday. Reducing cell damage helps protect against the development or progression of various chronic diseases. Some herbs and spices are also anti-bacterial and anti-microbial, which helps keep the immune system strong to protect against diseases and pollution. Even though research shows that herbs and spices are beneficial to health, scientists have not determined exactly how much of each herb and spice should be consumed each day. In the future, there may be official recommendations, like for vitamins. Incorporating a variety of herbs and spices into meals is flavorful and may have health benefits. | FCS3-599
web only | 3 pages | 987 words | 18 downloads | PDF: 1,120 kb

Body Balance: Make Your Plate a Rainbow
12/21/2017 (new)

A phytonutrient comes from plant-based foods. Think of a phytonutrient like a vitamin or mineral in that it can benefit health. Research shows they are good, but scientists have not determined them to be essential like vitamins or minerals, or determined how much needs to be consumed each day. In the future, there may be recommended levels of phytonutrients to consume, just like vitamins and minerals today. There are thousands of phytonutrients. They naturally occur in fruits, vegetables, legumes, whole grains, and other plant foods. Like vitamins and minerals, there are diverse types of phytonutrients, and they have various positive health effects. Certain foods are higher in some types of phytonutrients than others, just like how vitamin C is high in oranges, and milk is high in calcium. Therefore, consuming a variety of plant foods means you will eat a variety of phytonutrients! | FCS3-598
web only | 3 pages | 631 words | 15 downloads | PDF: 1,180 kb

Body Balance: Cut Down on Environmental Pollutants in Your Food
12/21/2017 (new)

Environmental pollutants in food are concerning. Foods like fish may be contaminated with mercury and Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). Fruits and rice may contain arsenic. High-fat meat and dairy products may also contain chemicals from pollution that aren't healthy for your body. Read on to learn how to choose foods with less pollutants, which can help keep the body healthier and lessen the risk of chronic diseases. | FCS3-597
web only | 5 pages | 1,634 words | 15 downloads | PDF: 1,820 kb

Body Balance: The Connection between Pollution and Nutrition
12/21/2017 (new)

Pollution increases compounds called free radicals in the body. Too many free radicals in the body cause oxidative stress. Oxidative stress can increase the risk for cancer and other chronic diseases because cells are damaged more easily and do not repair themselves as well. Pollution in the environment cannot always be avoided. However, eating for good health may help reduce the effects of pollution in the body. Choosing more nutritious foods, such as those high in phytonutrients, may reduce oxidative stress and protect the body from the negative health effects of pollution. | FCS3-596
web only | 2 pages | 734 words | 22 downloads | PDF: 214 kb

Selecting a Major and Career for a Sound Financial Future
11/29/2017 (new)

Many students enter college not knowing what they want to study or what their career interests are. It is common for college freshmen and sophomores to have undeclared majors. Many students change their majors throughout their college career, and for a variety of reasons. It is not surprising that they might decide on a different career than they had in mind originally. Selecting your major is something to be passionate about. You also have to have the aptitude. When making your final decision, consider the economic value of your major. How much can you earn? Will you be able to live where you want? Will your education and internship opportunities lead where you want? | FCS5-467
web only | 5 pages | 1,925 words | 20 downloads | PDF: 528 kb

Don't Become a Victim of Educational Fraud and Student Debt
11/29/2017 (new)

Education is a stepping stone to greater opportunity in life. The more education and career training you have, the more you are likely to earn in your career. But education beyond high school is becoming increasingly expensive for students and families, and those who need it must find ways to pay. Each year, many students take out student loans in order to continue their education and prepare for good careers. They may, however, end up with overwhelming debt. This brings great financial strain, possibly for decades to come. | FCS5-466
web only | 4 pages | 2,225 words | 18 downloads | PDF: 458 kb

Planning Your Digital Estate
8/8/2017 (new)

With so much vital information stored online, the nature of estate planning has changed. Although you may still have many important documents in paper format, it is likely that much of your financial documents are digitized. It may seem obvious that important digital information such as online bank accounts should be addressed in estate planning, but other kinds of digital assets such as social media accounts, text messages, or even pictures stored in the cloud may have sentimental value for your loved ones. Email accounts and online retail accounts may house critical personal information that you may wish securely kept. Unfortunately, planning for these kinds of assets is typically neglected by individuals and their advisors. In order to ensure the safety and security of this kind of digital information, you will want to create a digital estate plan. | FCS5-465
web only | 3 pages | 1,347 words | 38 downloads | PDF: 350 kb

Recommended Food Storage Times: Cold and Dry Refrigerated and Frozen Foods
5/16/2017 (new)

Knowing how to store foods and maintain quality is important. Properly storing food results in optimum nutritional value, reduced waste from spoilage, decreased risk of foodborne illness, and fresher, better tasting food. | FCS3-595
web only | 8 pages | 2,033 words | 39 downloads | PDF: 914 kb

Drying Food at Home
3/30/2017 (major revision)

Drying food at home has several advantages. It can help you save money, gain control over what's in your food, and preserve the bounty of summer gardens and orchards for your family's year-round enjoyment. | FCS3-501
web only | 16 pages | 7,532 words | 75 downloads | PDF: 375 kb

Jerky Safety
3/14/2017 (new)

Safe handling and preparation methods must always be used when preparing any type of jerky. | FCS3-594
web only | 1 pages | 584 words | 43 downloads | PDF: 1,508 kb

Safe Home Canning: Altitude Adjustments
1/23/2017 (reviewed)

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. | FCS3-591
web only | 2 pages | 690 words | 55 downloads | PDF: 336 kb

Home Canning Soups and Stews
1/23/2017 (reviewed)

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. | FCS3-586
web only | 14 pages | 3,800 words | 127 downloads | PDF: 455 kb

Home Canning Pickles and Fermented Foods
1/23/2017 (reviewed)

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. | FCS3-582
web only | 21 pages | 5,425 words | 184 downloads | PDF: 527 kb

Home Canning Salsa
1/23/2017 (reviewed)

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. | FCS3-581
web only | 11 pages | 2,887 words | 190 downloads | PDF: 508 kb

Home Canning Jams, Jellies and Other Soft Spreads
1/23/2017 (reviewed)

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. | FCS3-579
web only | 12 pages | 3,368 words | 234 downloads | PDF: 524 kb

Weighing in on Sleep
12/20/2016 (new)

A good night's sleep is as important as physical activity or healthy eating to maintain a healthy weight and optimum well-being. Sleep allows us to relax, restore, and revitalize our bodies and minds every night. | FCS3-593
web only | 6 pages | 1,989 words | 43 downloads | PDF: 1,216 kb

Feeling Good About Food
10/28/2016 (reviewed)

How can we get more healthful attitudes about food and activity? This fact sheet reviews current research on eating behavior in the U.S. | FCS3-537
web only | 8 pages | 2,063 words | 34 downloads | PDF: 1,833 kb

Bodies in Motion
10/28/2016 (reviewed)

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. | FCS3-536
web only | 4 pages | 1,382 words | 46 downloads | PDF: 946 kb

Why We Eat What We Eat
10/28/2016 (reviewed)

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. | FCS3-535
web only | 8 pages | 2,271 words | 39 downloads | PDF: 1,316 kb

Design Your Plan
10/28/2016 (reviewed)

Learning to manage your weight is a very personal journey. This factsheet explains how you can increase your chances of success. | FCS3-534
web only | 4 pages | 721 words | 54 downloads | PDF: 594 kb

Build Your Strength
10/28/2016 (reviewed)

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. | FCS3-526
web only | 12 pages | 2,237 words | 69 downloads | PDF: 2,262 kb

Downsizing Your Home: A Guide for Older Adults
7/20/2016 (new)

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. | FCS5-464
web only | 4 pages | 1,610 words | 71 downloads | PDF: 476 kb

Investigating Your Health Insurance Options
12/10/2015 (new)

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. | FCS5-463
web only | 6 pages | 2,509 words | 24 downloads | PDF: 1,418 kb

Seafood: Are You Reeling in the Benefits?
7/17/2015 (new)

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. | FCS3-590
web only | 3 pages | 1,162 words | 36 downloads | PDF: 1,333 kb

Sustainable Community Food Systems: Sustainable Eating Module 3
7/17/2015 (new)

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. | FCS3-589
web only | 5 pages | 1,097 words | 20 downloads | PDF: 3,331 kb

Eating from the Earth: Sustainable Eating Module 2
7/17/2015 (new)

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. | FCS3-588
web only | 5 pages | 1,437 words | 28 downloads | PDF: 1,428 kb

Food and Community: Sustainable Eating Module 1
7/17/2015 (new)

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. | FCS3-587
web only | 5 pages | 2,123 words | 35 downloads | PDF: 1,867 kb

Managing Holiday Expenses: How to Reduce Spending to Decrease Stress
1/26/2015 (new)

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. | FCS5-462
web only | 4 pages | 1,914 words | 50 downloads | PDF: 527 kb

Estate Planning: a Glossary of Terms
7/2/2014 (reprinted)

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500 printed copies | 2 pages | - | 39 downloads | PDF: 183 kb

Estate Planning: Federal and State Estate Taxes
7/2/2014 (reprinted)

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. | FCS5-427
500 printed copies | 2 pages | 1,141 words | 75 downloads | PDF: 197 kb

Estate Planning: Trusts
7/2/2014 (reprinted)

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500 printed copies | 4 pages | - | 38 downloads | PDF: 259 kb

Estate Planning: Wills and Probate in Kentucky
7/2/2014 (reprinted)

| FCS5-425
500 printed copies | 4 pages | - | 50 downloads | PDF: 245 kb

Estate Planning: Financial Planners
7/2/2014 (reprinted)

| FCS5-424
500 printed copies | 2 pages | - | 33 downloads | PDF: 173 kb

Estate Planning: Selecting Your Team
7/2/2014 (reprinted)

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. | FCS5-423
500 printed copies | 4 pages | 1,593 words | 31 downloads | PDF: 175 kb

Estate Planning: Your Records and Personal Information
7/2/2014 (reprinted)

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500 printed copies | 8 pages | - | 56 downloads | PDF: 207 kb

Estate Planning: Objectives
7/2/2014 (reprinted)

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500 printed copies | 2 pages | - | 37 downloads | PDF: 184 kb

Estate Planning: Getting Started
7/2/2014 (reprinted)

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. | FCS5-420
500 printed copies | 4 pages | 1,823 words | 47 downloads | PDF: 206 kb

Evaluating Your Health Insurance Needs
4/29/2014 (new)

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. | FCS5-461
web only | 4 pages | 1,981 words | 37 downloads | PDF: 546 kb

Relatives Raising Children: Health and Safety Tips for Younger Children
4/21/2014 (new)

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. | FCS7-213
web only | 7 pages | 2,557 words | 24 downloads | PDF: 1,843 kb

Relatives Raising Children: Coping with Lifestyle Changes
4/21/2014 (new)

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. | FCS7-212
web only | 8 pages | 2,695 words | 16 downloads | PDF: 2,826 kb

Financial Capability: Why it Matters: In-depth Information for Educators
4/21/2014 (new)

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. | FCS7-209
web only | 6 pages | 2,652 words | 21 downloads | PDF: 748 kb

Building Your Preschooler's Financial Capabilities - Information for Parents
4/21/2014 (new)

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. | FCS7-208
web only | 5 pages | 1,758 words | 35 downloads | PDF: 624 kb

Media Advertising and its Influence on Children: Educators
4/17/2014 (new)

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. | FCS7-211
web only | 8 pages | 3,056 words | 10 downloads | PDF: 1,845 kb

Media Advertising and Your Child
4/17/2014 (new)

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. | FCS7-210
web only | 5 pages | 2,014 words | 21 downloads | PDF: 1,256 kb

Kosher Foods
4/1/2014 (new)

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. | FCS3-577
web only | 2 pages | 948 words | 58 downloads | PDF: 168 kb

Seams and Seam Finishes
3/10/2014 (major revision)

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. | FCS2-304
web only | 13 pages | - | 86 downloads | PDF: 23,896 kb

Savvy Sellers and Bargain Hunters: Basic Guidelines to Yard Sales and Consignment Shops
11/11/2013 (new)

This publication provides tips to be a successful seller or bargain hunter to help you maximize profits and savings. | FCS5-460
web only | 4 pages | 2,272 words | 59 downloads | PDF: 550 kb

Make Healthy Food Choices: Reduce Saturated Fat in Your Diet
9/27/2013 (new)

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. | FCS3-575
web only | 2 pages | 510 words | 54 downloads | PDF: 507 kb

Lifestyle Changes to Reduce Cholesterol: You Can Do It
9/27/2013 (new)

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. | FCS3-574
web only | 3 pages | 1,250 words | 66 downloads | PDF: 698 kb

Hungry for Change: Get More of Nutrients Lacking in the American Diet
9/27/2013 (new)

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. | FCS3-573
web only | 4 pages | 1,909 words | 60 downloads | PDF: 685 kb

Staying Off the SoFAS: Ways to Limit Solid Fats and Added Sugars
9/10/2013 (new)

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 person's risk for chronic diseases. | FCS3-576
web only | 2 pages | 804 words | 82 downloads | PDF: 513 kb

Get Strong Bones with Calcium!
9/10/2013 (new)

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. | FCS3-572
web only | 3 pages | 1,104 words | 41 downloads | PDF: 1,054 kb

Fiber: Are you Bulking up the Benefits?
9/10/2013 (new)

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. | FCS3-571
web only | 3 pages | 1,258 words | 40 downloads | PDF: 564 kb

Are you Getting Enough Vitamin D?
9/10/2013 (new)

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. | FCS3-570
web only | 3 pages | 1,228 words | 57 downloads | PDF: 698 kb

Steps Toward Hiring a Dependable Contractor
8/29/2013 (new)

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. | FCS4-419
web only | 4 pages | 2,950 words | 47 downloads | PDF: 267 kb

The Health Benefits of Dark Yellow/Orange Vegetables
5/3/2013 (new)

Dark yellow/orange vegetables are good sources of beta carotene, a carotenoid and antioxidant that protects against free-radical damage. | FCS3-569
web only | 3 pages | 1,102 words | 71 downloads | PDF: 724 kb

The Health Benefits of Tomatoes and Tomato Products
5/3/2013 (new)

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. | FCS3-568
web only | 3 pages | 826 words | 58 downloads | PDF: 533 kb

The Health Benefits of Dark Green Leafy Vegetables
5/3/2013 (new)

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. | FCS3-567
web only | 3 pages | 833 words | 64 downloads | PDF: 644 kb

The Health Benefits of Cruciferous Vegetables
5/3/2013 (new)

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. | FCS3-566
web only | 3 pages | 1,132 words | 63 downloads | PDF: 806 kb

Get Pumped Up for Potassium!
5/3/2013 (new)

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. | FCS3-565
web only | 4 pages | 1,539 words | 69 downloads | PDF: 431 kb

Table Etiquette
4/30/2013 (new)

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. | FCS1-411
web only | 3 pages | 1,390 words | 171 downloads | PDF: 303 kb

Financial Considerations for Women: Planning for Life's Major Events
4/23/2013 (new)

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. | FCS5-459
web only | 3 pages | 1,786 words | 60 downloads | PDF: 364 kb

The Gluten-Free Choice: Is It For Me?
1/16/2013 (new)

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. | FCS3-564
web only | 11 pages | 1,824 words | 75 downloads | PDF: 2,099 kb

Trans Fat: How to Keep it Low in Your Diet
1/15/2013 (new)

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. | FCS3-563
web only | 3 pages | 1,156 words | 58 downloads | PDF: 608 kb

The Value of Continued Education
11/13/2012 (new)

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. | FCS5-456
web only | 4 pages | 1,683 words | 30 downloads | PDF: 246 kb

Paying for Continued Education
11/13/2012 (new)

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. | FCS5-455
web only | 3 pages | 1,462 words | 86 downloads | PDF: 220 kb

Make Your Charitable Giving Count
11/13/2012 (new)

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. | FCS5-454
web only | 3 pages | 1,311 words | 49 downloads | PDF: 204 kb

Alternatives to Identity Theft Protection Service
11/13/2012 (new)

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. | FCS5-453
web only | 2 pages | 1,101 words | 47 downloads | PDF: 175 kb

Financial Strain and the Lemon Experience of Life
11/13/2012 (new)

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. | FCS5-452
web only | 3 pages | 1,688 words | 42 downloads | PDF: 193 kb

Maximizing Your Dollars in Retirement
10/9/2012 (new)

Developing a monthly budget for your retirement expenses can help you feel more prepared to adjust to rising prices and unexpected expenses. | FCS5-458
web only | 3 pages | 1,765 words | 59 downloads | PDF: 208 kb

Managing in Tough Times: Rebounding Your Finances after Recession
10/9/2012 (new)

Implementing good money management practices can help you rebound and allow you to be better prepared for future changes in the economy. | FCS5-457
web only | 4 pages | 2,254 words | 31 downloads | PDF: 213 kb

MyPlate the Kentucky Way: Tools for Building a Healthy Plate
10/1/2012 (new)

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? | FCS3-562
web only | 5 pages | 2,464 words | 73 downloads | PDF: 787 kb

Mindful Eating: Enjoying Food with All Your Senses
10/1/2012 (new)

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. | FCS3-561
web only | 3 pages | 1,501 words | 52 downloads | PDF: 536 kb

Making Healthy Beverage Choices: What You Don't Know Can Hurt You
10/1/2012 (new)

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. | FCS3-560
web only | 4 pages | 1,564 words | 65 downloads | PDF: 647 kb

Ten Tips for Talking with Your Child or Teen about Sexuality
9/20/2012 (new)

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. | FCS7-207
web only | 6 pages | 2,148 words | 21 downloads | PDF: 574 kb

Home Is Where the Health Is
8/30/2012 (minor revision)

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web only | 8 pages | 2,308 words | 20 downloads | PDF: 1,467 kb

Home Accessibility: Resources
8/23/2012 (new)

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. | FCS4-418
web only | 2 pages | 693 words | 32 downloads | PDF: 214 kb

Home Accessibility: Kitchens
8/23/2012 (new)

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. | FCS4-417
web only | 2 pages | 915 words | 31 downloads | PDF: 272 kb

Home Accessibility: Bathrooms
8/23/2012 (new)

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. | FCS4-416
web only | 3 pages | 897 words | 26 downloads | PDF: 464 kb

Home Accessibility: Bedrooms
8/23/2012 (new)

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. | FCS4-415
web only | 3 pages | 768 words | 22 downloads | PDF: 641 kb

Home Accessibility: One Size Fits All
8/23/2012 (new)

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. | FCS4-414
web only | 3 pages | 1,316 words | 27 downloads | PDF: 640 kb

Home Accessibility: Assistive Technology
8/23/2012 (new)

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. | FCS4-413
web only | 3 pages | 1,403 words | 16 downloads | PDF: 363 kb

Choose Nutrient Dense Foods and Beverages
7/20/2012 (new)

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. | FCS3-559
web only | 4 pages | 1,715 words | 49 downloads | PDF: 581 kb

Power Up Your Vegetable Choices
7/20/2012 (new)

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. | FCS3-558
web only | 5 pages | 2,181 words | 48 downloads | PDF: 517 kb

Getting Children to Eat Vegetables
7/20/2012 (new)

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. | FCS3-557
web only | 2 pages | 964 words | 55 downloads | PDF: 363 kb

Legacy Building Through Life Review
6/22/2012 (new)

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. | FCS7-205
web only | 2 pages | 1,385 words | 10 downloads | PDF: 170 kb

Enhancing Mental Health Through Life Story
6/22/2012 (new)

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. | FCS7-204
web only | 3 pages | 2,085 words | 15 downloads | PDF: 180 kb

Planning and Decision Making Through Life Story
6/22/2012 (new)

Life story focuses heavily on the past, but we can use these experiences to help us think about and plan for the future. | FCS7-203
web only | 3 pages | 1,473 words | 12 downloads | PDF: 178 kb

Exercising the Brain Through Life Story
6/22/2012 (new)

Life story also contributes to brain health, as the process of documenting and sharing life story is a form of brain exercise. | FCS7-202
web only | 3 pages | 2,173 words | 20 downloads | PDF: 181 kb

Enhancing Quality Care Relationships Through Life Story
6/22/2012 (new)

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. | FCS7-201
web only | 4 pages | 2,196 words | 11 downloads | PDF: 171 kb

Life Story: What Is It and How Do You Write It?
6/22/2012 (new)

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. | FCS7-200
web only | 5 pages | 2,863 words | 33 downloads | PDF: 185 kb

Stand Up to Falling: What to Do When You Fall
5/10/2012 (new)

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. | FCS7-206
web only | 4 pages | 1,108 words | 18 downloads | PDF: 1,200 kb

Building a Healthy, Wealthy Future: Youth
4/9/2012 (new)

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. | FCS5-451
web only | 74 pages | 15,304 words | 49 downloads | PDF: 11,500 kb

Communities Support Military Families
3/13/2012 (new)

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. | FCS7-199
web only | 7 pages | 3,316 words | 4 downloads | PDF: 2,318 kb

Communities Support Military Families Facilitator's Guide
3/13/2012 (new)

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. | FCS7-199FG
web only | 22 pages | 2,530 words | 1 download | PDF: 7,629 kb

Building a Healthy, Wealthy Future: Helping Your Adolescent Plan for the Future
1/24/2012 (new)

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. | FCS5-450
web only | 7 pages | 1,136 words | 20 downloads | PDF: 1,117 kb

Building a Healthy, Wealthy Future: How Much Do I Really Cost?
1/24/2012 (new)

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. | FCS5-449
web only | 3 pages | 691 words | 19 downloads | PDF: 990 kb

Building a Healthy, Wealthy Future: Sending the Right Message
1/24/2012 (new)

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. | FCS5-448
web only | 4 pages | 763 words | 10 downloads | PDF: 697 kb

Building a Healthy, Wealthy Future: Getting the Most Out of Life
1/24/2012 (new)

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. | FCS5-447
web only | 5 pages | 1,252 words | 23 downloads | PDF: 1,011 kb

Building a Healthy, Wealthy Future: Count Your Beans
1/24/2012 (new)

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. | FCS5-446
web only | 5 pages | 846 words | 38 downloads | PDF: 746 kb

Building a Healthy, Wealthy Future: Be a Rebel by Defying Risky Behaviors
1/24/2012 (new)

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. | FCS5-445
web only | 2 pages | 703 words | 12 downloads | PDF: 836 kb

Eating Healthy Around the Holidays: For People with Diabetes
12/6/2011 (new)

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. | FCS3-556
web only | 4 pages | 1,563 words | 38 downloads | PDF: 420 kb

Probiotics: Friendly Bacteria
12/6/2011 (new)

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. | FCS3-555
web only | 4 pages | 1,268 words | 38 downloads | PDF: 500 kb

Nutrition for Busy Families
10/6/2011 (new)

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. | FCS3-554
web only | 4 pages | 1,382 words | 47 downloads | PDF: 453 kb

Family Mealtime: Make it Happen
10/6/2011 (new)

Having regular family meals is a challenge to many but the following suggestions should make it easier to make family mealtime a reality. | FCS3-553
web only | 2 pages | 832 words | 35 downloads | PDF: 381 kb

Family Mealtime: A Wealth of Benefits
10/6/2011 (new)

Family mealtime provides opportunities to talk, laugh, and have fun together, and it fosters family closeness. | FCS3-552
web only | 2 pages | 895 words | 27 downloads | PDF: 298 kb

Renewing Infant Attachment Bond Following Military Deployment
8/17/2011 (new)

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. | FCS7-196
web only | 4 pages | 1,292 words | 4 downloads | PDF: 1,069 kb

Adolescence and Military Deployment
8/17/2011 (new)

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. | FCS7-195
web only | 4 pages | 1,211 words | 2 downloads | PDF: 434 kb

Sexual Health in Young Adulthood: Protecting Yourself from Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)
7/29/2011 (minor revision)

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. | FCS7-197
web only | 6 pages | 2,560 words | 9 downloads | PDF: 568 kb

Bullying 101: The Basics for Parents and Caregivers of a Bullied Child
7/29/2011 (new)

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. | FCS7-194
web only | 5 pages | 1,892 words | 62 downloads | PDF: 858 kb

The Economics of Purchasing a More Fuel-Efficient Vehicle
7/20/2011 (new)

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. | FCS5-444
web only | 4 pages | 1,111 words | 8 downloads | PDF: 768 kb

Stand Up To Falling: How to Prevent Falls
7/15/2011 (new)

Four steps can help older adults and those susceptible to falls to protect their independence and reduce their likelihood of falling. | FCS7-198
web only | 2 pages | 518 words | 18 downloads | PDF: 1,298 kb

Selecting Active Wear
7/7/2011 (new)

Selecting active wear is more than fashion sense. Clothing protects you from injury, offers comfort, and encourages you to stay active. | FCS2-849
web only | 7 pages | 2,472 words | 28 downloads | PDF: 2,360 kb

Shed Five Pounds with Wardrobe Basics
7/7/2011 (new)

Selecting clothing that compliments your body shape can make you look five pounds thinner. | FCS2-848
web only | 6 pages | 1,679 words | 69 downloads | PDF: 792 kb

Face Shape and Hair Care
7/7/2011 (new)

When selecting a hair style, consider the shape of your face. What style will compliment that shape? What attributes do you want to emphasize? | FCS2-847
web only | 4 pages | 1,185 words | 78 downloads | PDF: 619 kb

How Do You See Your Body?
7/7/2011 (new)

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. | FCS2-846
web only | 4 pages | 1,004 words | 23 downloads | PDF: 1,155 kb

Finding the Right Bra
7/7/2011 (new)

A bra that fits properly can improve posture, prevent back pain and injury, relieve muscle tension, and enhance your overall look. | FCS2-845
web only | 4 pages | 1,117 words | 84 downloads | PDF: 869 kb

Color is Key
7/7/2011 (new)

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. | FCS2-844
web only | 5 pages | 1,622 words | 74 downloads | PDF: 820 kb

Extending Your Wardrobe Investment
7/7/2011 (new)

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. | FCS2-843
web only | 6 pages | 1,678 words | 35 downloads | PDF: 1,750 kb

Preparing for the Unexpected: Disability Insurance
5/2/2011 (new)

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. | FCS5-443
web only | 4 pages | 1,529 words | 17 downloads | PDF: 678 kb

Freezing Vegetables
3/28/2011 (reprinted)

| FCS3-335
5,000 printed copies | 4 pages | - | 67 downloads | PDF: 95 kb

After Death: How to Settle an Estate
3/11/2011 (reprinted)

| FCS5-436
200 printed copies | 4 pages | - | 44 downloads | PDF: 161 kb

Ovarian Cancer: Understanding the Facts
7/27/2010 (new)

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. | FCS8-118
web only | 4 pages | - | 18 downloads | PDF: 1,386 kb

Eating Right for a Healthier You: Nuts and Seeds
7/22/2010 (new)

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. | FCS3-545
web only | 4 pages | - | 32 downloads | PDF: 1,052 kb

Becoming an Informed Citizen
6/25/2010 (new)

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. | FCS6-216
web only | 4 pages | - | 17 downloads | PDF: 221 kb

Stand Up to Falling: A Matter of Balance and Fall Prevention
6/2/2010 (new)

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." | FCS7-193
web only | 4 pages | 1,500 words | 15 downloads | PDF: 646 kb

Stand Up to Falling: Vision Impairment and Fall Prevention
6/2/2010 (new)

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. | FCS7-192
web only | 5 pages | 1,765 words | 3 downloads | PDF: 1,085 kb

Stand Up to Falling: Home Safety and Fall Prevention
6/2/2010 (new)

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! | FCS7-191
web only | 5 pages | 1,573 words | 5 downloads | PDF: 490 kb

Stand Up to Falling: Medications and Fall Prevention
6/2/2010 (new)

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. | FCS7-190
web only | 4 pages | 815 words | 7 downloads | PDF: 200 kb

Stand Up to Falling: Physical Activity, Exercise and Fall Prevention
6/2/2010 (new)

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. | FCS7-189
web only | 4 pages | 1,629 words | 15 downloads | PDF: 773 kb

Freezing Fresh Fruits
4/14/2010 (reprinted)

| FCS3-336
3,100 printed copies | 8 pages | - | 63 downloads | PDF: 97 kb

Home Freezing Basics
4/14/2010 (reprinted)

| FCS3-334
2,900 printed copies | 4 pages | - | 60 downloads | PDF: 82 kb

Keys to Great Parenting: Key 7: Practice Health and Safety
3/24/2010 (major revision)

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. | FCS7-185
web only | 8 pages | - | 10 downloads | PDF: 316 kb

Keys to Great Parenting: Key 6: Teach Self-Control
3/24/2010 (major revision)

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. | FCS7-184
web only | 8 pages | - | 18 downloads | PDF: 302 kb

Keys to Great Parenting: Key 5: Show Your Child the World
3/24/2010 (major revision)

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. | FCS7-183
web only | 8 pages | - | 9 downloads | PDF: 325 kb

Keys to Great Parenting: Key 4: Be Playful with Your Child
3/24/2010 (major revision)

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. | FCS7-182
web only | 8 pages | - | 10 downloads | PDF: 316 kb

Keys to Great Parenting: Key 3: Know How Your Child Develops
3/24/2010 (major revision)

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. | FCS7-181
web only | 8 pages | - | 15 downloads | PDF: 311 kb

Developmental Growth Chart
3/24/2010 (major revision)

This developmental growth chart is a supplement to Know How Your Child Develops (FCS7-181) in the Keys to Great Parenting series. | FCS7-181A
web only | 2 pages | - | 26 downloads | PDF: 84 kb

Keys to Great Parenting: Key 2: Cuddle, Talk, and Read with Your Child
3/24/2010 (major revision)

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. | FCS7-180
web only | 8 pages | - | 14 downloads | PDF: 306 kb

Keys to Great Parenting: Key 1: Care for Yourself
3/24/2010 (major revision)

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. | FCS7-179
web only | 8 pages | - | 12 downloads | PDF: 326 kb

Understanding the Food Label
12/11/2009 (new)

This publication explains the information available to consumers on the food label. | FCS3-538
web only | 4 pages | - | 40 downloads | PDF: 670 kb

Parent Express: A Guide for You and Your Child Months 35 and 36
10/14/2009 (minor revision)

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. | FCS7-164
web only | 8 pages | - | 7 downloads | PDF: 248 kb

Parent Express: A Guide for You and Your Child 33 and 34 Months
10/14/2009 (minor revision)

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. | FCS7-163
web only | 8 pages | - | 5 downloads | PDF: 233 kb

Parent Express: A Guide for You and Your Child 31 and 32 Months
10/14/2009 (minor revision)

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. | FCS7-162
web only | 8 pages | - | 5 downloads | PDF: 251 kb

Parent Express: A Guide for You and Your Child 29 and 30 Months
10/14/2009 (minor revision)

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. | FCS7-161
web only | 8 pages | - | 9 downloads | PDF: 236 kb

Parent Express: A Guide for You and Your Child 27 and 28 Months
10/14/2009 (minor revision)

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. | FCS7-160
web only | 8 pages | - | 7 downloads | PDF: 232 kb

Parent Express: A Guide for You and Your Child 25 and 26 Months
10/14/2009 (minor revision)

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. | FCS7-159
web only | 8 pages | - | 6 downloads | PDF: 231 kb

Parent Express: A Guide for You and Your Child 23 and 24 Months
10/14/2009 (minor revision)

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. | FCS7-158
web only | 8 pages | - | 6 downloads | PDF: 218 kb

Parent Express: A Guide for You and Your Child 21 and 22 Months
10/14/2009 (minor revision)

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. | FCS7-157
web only | 8 pages | - | 4 downloads | PDF: 240 kb

Parent Express: A Guide for You and Your Child 19 and 20 Months
10/14/2009 (minor revision)

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. | FCS7-156
web only | 8 pages | - | 6 downloads | PDF: 208 kb

Parent Express: A Guide for You and Your Child 17 and 18 Months
10/14/2009 (minor revision)

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. | FCS7-155
web only | 8 pages | - | 6 downloads | PDF: 220 kb

Parent Express: A Guide for You and Your Child 15 and 16 Months
10/14/2009 (minor revision)

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. | FCS7-154
web only | 8 pages | - | 6 downloads | PDF: 211 kb

Parent Express: A Guide for You and Your Child 13 and 14 Months
10/14/2009 (minor revision)

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. | FCS7-153
web only | 8 pages | - | 8 downloads | PDF: 213 kb

Parent Express: A Guide for You and Your Baby 12 Months Old
10/13/2009 (minor revision)

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. | FCS3-142
web only | 4 pages | - | 19 downloads | PDF: 177 kb

Parent Express: A Guide for You and Your Baby 11 Months Old
10/13/2009 (minor revision)

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. | FCS3-141
web only | 4 pages | - | 4 downloads | PDF: 176 kb

Parent Express: A Guide for You and Your Baby 10 Months Old
10/13/2009 (minor revision)

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. | FCS3-140
web only | 4 pages | - | 7 downloads | PDF: 179 kb

Parent Express: A Guide for You and Your Baby 9 Months Old
10/13/2009 (minor revision)

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. | FCS3-139
web only | 4 pages | - | 10 downloads | PDF: 174 kb

Parent Express: A Guide for You and Your Baby 8 Months Old
10/13/2009 (minor revision)

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. | FCS3-138
web only | 4 pages | - | 11 downloads | PDF: 183 kb

Parent Express: A Guide for You and Your Baby 7 Months Old
10/13/2009 (minor revision)

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. | FCS3-137
web only | 4 pages | - | 7 downloads | PDF: 179 kb

Parent Express: A Guide for You and Your Baby 6 Months Old
10/13/2009 (minor revision)

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. | FCS3-136
web only | 4 pages | - | 7 downloads | PDF: 178 kb

Parent Express: A Guide for You and Your Baby 5 Months Old
10/13/2009 (minor revision)

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. | FCS3-135
web only | 4 pages | - | 6 downloads | PDF: 177 kb

Parent Express: A Guide for You and Your Baby 4 Months Old
10/13/2009 (minor revision)

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. | FCS3-134
web only | 4 pages | - | 8 downloads | PDF: 185 kb

Parent Express: A Guide for You and Your Baby 3 Months Old
10/13/2009 (minor revision)

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. | FCS3-133
web only | 4 pages | - | 9 downloads | PDF: 178 kb

Parent Express: A Guide for You and Your Baby 2 Months Old
10/13/2009 (minor revision)

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. | FCS3-132
web only | 4 pages | - | 10 downloads | PDF: 189 kb

Parent Express: A Guide for You and Your Baby 1 Month Old
10/13/2009 (minor revision)

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. | FCS3-131
web only | 4 pages | - | 9 downloads | PDF: 174 kb

Parent Express: A Guide for You and Your Newborn Baby
10/13/2009 (minor revision)

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. | FCS3-130
web only | 4 pages | - | 16 downloads | PDF: 165 kb

Parent Express: A Guide for You and Your Baby Getting Ready
10/13/2009 (minor revision)

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. | FCS3-129
web only | 4 pages | - | 12 downloads | PDF: 178 kb

Parent Express: A Guide for You and Your Baby Becoming a Parent
10/13/2009 (minor revision)

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. | FCS3-128
web only | 4 pages | - | 12 downloads | PDF: 187 kb

How Others Can Help You Get Out of Debt
1/7/2009 (minor revision)

| FCS5-107
web only | 4 pages | - | 20 downloads | PDF: 181 kb

Family Communications About Money
1/7/2009 (minor revision)

| FCS5-106
web only | 8 pages | - | 8 downloads | PDF: 214 kb

Questions and Answers About Credit and Debt
1/7/2009 (minor revision)

| FCS5-105
web only | 8 pages | - | 14 downloads | PDF: 202 kb

How to Get Out of Debt
1/7/2009 (minor revision)

| FCS5-104
web only | 12 pages | - | 24 downloads | PDF: 410 kb

How to Manage Credit
1/7/2009 (minor revision)

| FCS5-103
web only | 8 pages | - | 11 downloads | PDF: 238 kb

Money Management: How to Keep Money in Your Pocket
1/7/2009 (minor revision)

| FCS5-102
web only | 4 pages | - | 25 downloads | PDF: 194 kb

How to Make Your Money Go Further
1/7/2009 (minor revision)

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? | FCS5-101
web only | 16 pages | - | 30 downloads | PDF: 382 kb

Accessories The Finishing Touch
6/9/2008 (reprinted)

| FCS2-347
7,750 printed copies | 16 pages | - | 22 downloads | PDF: 2,989 kb

The Successful Person's Guide to Time Management
6/9/2008 (minor revision)

| FCS7-101
7,000 printed copies | 20 pages | - | 41 downloads | PDF: 554 kb

Selecting a Serger
4/8/2008 (reprinted)

| FCS2-802
170 printed copies | 8 pages | - | 33 downloads | PDF: 672 kb

Caring for Your Textile Heirlooms
3/7/2008 (minor revision)

| FCS2-707
web only | 12 pages | - | 23 downloads | PDF: 907 kb

Putting Your Best Look Forward: Business Dress
3/4/2008 (minor revision)

| FCS2-821
web only | 4 pages | - | 32 downloads | PDF: 184 kb

Wardrobe Strategies
3/4/2008 (minor revision)

| FCS2-809
web only | 4 pages | - | 34 downloads | PDF: 225 kb

Look Before You Leap: A Guide to the Legal and Financial Implications of Marriage and Remarriage in Kentucky
1/7/2008 (new)

| FCS5-442
120 printed copies | 24 pages | - | 10 downloads | PDF: 873 kb

Nonnutritive Sweeteners
11/7/2007 (minor revision)

| FCS3-105
web only | 2 pages | - | 12 downloads | PDF: 239 kb

Serger Basics Level 1
10/6/2007 (minor revision)

| FCS2-803
web only | 8 pages | - | 47 downloads | PDF: 469 kb

Understanding the Language of Historic Preservation
8/9/2007 (reprinted)

| FCS4-406
3,100 printed copies | 2 pages | - | 9 downloads | PDF: 148 kb

Shoe Savvy
8/3/2007 (minor revision)

| FCS2-342
5,400 printed copies | 4 pages | - | 24 downloads | PDF: 287 kb

Revitalize Your Downtown Area Through Historic Preservation
8/3/2007 (reprinted)

| FCS4-408
3,100 printed copies | 3 pages | - | 4 downloads | PDF: 192 kb

National Standards and Guidelines for Historic Preservation
8/3/2007 (reprinted)

| FCS4-407
3,100 printed copies | 1 pages | - | 7 downloads | PDF: 140 kb

Investing on a Shoestring
7/12/2007 (reprinted)

| FCS5-440
1,000 printed copies | 8 pages | - | 19 downloads | PDF: 287 kb

Investments: Investment Choices
7/12/2007 (reprinted)

| FCS5-438
1,000 printed copies | 4 pages | - | 10 downloads | PDF: 193 kb

6/22/2007 (new)

| FCS2-842
250 printed copies | 8 pages | - | 47 downloads | PDF: 985 kb

The Wildcat Way to Wellness: Looking Great . . . Feeling Good
3/22/2007 (reprinted)

| FCS2-841
500 printed copies | 4 pages | - | 50 downloads | PDF: 112 kb

Compact Fluorescent Lamps
3/22/2007 (reprinted)

| FCS4-410
1,000 printed copies | 4 pages | - | 4 downloads | PDF: 245 kb

The Wildcat Way to Wellness: Give Yourself a Financial Checkup
3/22/2007 (reprinted)

| FCS5-430
300 printed copies | 4 pages | - | 13 downloads | PDF: 136 kb

The Wildcat Way to Wellness: Writing for Insight and Well-Being
3/22/2007 (reprinted)

| FCS7-177
500 printed copies | 8 pages | - | 6 downloads | PDF: 213 kb

The Wildcat Way to Wellness: Nourishing Our Bodies and Souls: Circles of Wisdom and Love
3/22/2007 (reprinted)

| FCS7-176
1,000 printed copies | 4 pages | - | 6 downloads | PDF: 134 kb

A Merry Heart: the Healing Power of Good Humor
3/22/2007 (reprinted)

| FCS7-110
1,000 printed copies | 2 pages | - | 19 downloads | PDF: 147 kb

Sleeve Savvy
3/13/2007 (minor revision)

| FCS2-807
web only | 12 pages | - | 38 downloads | PDF: 1,235 kb

2/1/2007 (minor revision)

| FCS2-320
web only | 6 pages | - | 35 downloads | PDF: 272 kb

Retirement Planning
1/8/2007 (minor revision)

| FCS5-437
web only | 4 pages | - | 22 downloads | PDF: 265 kb

Silver Threads for the Golden Years
8/15/2006 (minor revision)

| FCS2-811
web only | 4 pages | - | 42 downloads | PDF: 661 kb

Finding Ways to Live on a Reduced Income
5/1/2006 (new)

| FCS5-441
1,000 printed copies | 4 pages | - | 37 downloads | PDF: 1,179 kb

Travelling Light: Family Language Fun to Go
4/1/2006 (new)

| FCS7-187
200 printed copies | 90 pages | - | 7 downloads | PDF: 3,723 kb

Clean It Healthy, Clean It Right
1/30/2006 (new)

| FCS4-412
3,000 printed copies | 4 pages | - | 29 downloads | PDF: 126 kb

Managing Asthma Triggers in the Home
1/30/2006 (new)

| FCS4-411
3,000 printed copies | 5 pages | - | 6 downloads | PDF: 376 kb

Wonderful Ways with Windows
1/30/2006 (new)

| FCS4-409
3,000 printed copies | 4 pages | - | 25 downloads | PDF: 227 kb

Ten Basic Concepts for Green Homes
1/30/2006 (new)

| FCS4-405
3,000 printed copies | 3 pages | - | 13 downloads | PDF: 131 kb

Green Products and Practices for the Home
1/30/2006 (new)

| FCS4-404
3,000 printed copies | 3 pages | - | 13 downloads | PDF: 116 kb

Investments: How to Read the Financial Page
10/15/2005 (new)

| FCS5-439
2,000 printed copies | 4 pages | - | 14 downloads | PDF: 187 kb

The Wildcat Way to Wellness: Water, the Liquid of Life
8/25/2005 (minor revision)

| FCS3-530
1,500 printed copies | 8 pages | - | 9 downloads | PDF: 160 kb

Stain Removal for Washable Fabrics
4/15/2005 (reprinted)

| FCS2-840
1,000 printed copies | 6 pages | - | 39 downloads | PDF: 81 kb

Wildcat Way to Wellness: Walk Across Kentucky
4/15/2005 (reprinted)

| FCS3-531
5,000 printed copies | 4 pages | - | 6 downloads | PDF: 136 kb

Vegetable Preparation for the Family
4/15/2005 (reprinted)

| FCS3-106
3,000 printed copies | 4 pages | - | 25 downloads | PDF: 222 kb

The Wildcat Way to Wellness: Control Your Diabetes for Life
3/31/2005 (reprinted)

| FCS3-529
3,000 printed copies | 8 pages | - | 11 downloads | PDF: 167 kb

The Wildcat Way to Wellness: Kentucky Food Heritage
3/21/2005 (reprinted)

| FCS3-527
1,000 printed copies | 8 pages | - | 10 downloads | PDF: 219 kb

Building a Basic Wardrobe by Clusters
7/15/2004 (reprinted)

| FCS2-820
1,900 printed copies | 3 pages | - | 38 downloads | PDF: 50 kb

Purchasing Laundry Appliances
4/1/2004 (new)

| FCS5-433
5,000 printed copies | 2 pages | - | 14 downloads | PDF: 110 kb

Purchasing a Range, Oven, or Cooktop
4/1/2004 (new)

| FCS5-432
5,000 printed copies | 2 pages | - | 10 downloads | PDF: 106 kb

Purchasing a Dishwasher
4/1/2004 (new)

| FCS5-431
5,000 printed copies | 2 pages | - | 9 downloads | PDF: 135 kb

Head Lice
7/2/2003 (new)

| FCS8-117
2,000 printed copies | 2 pages | - | 6 downloads | PDF: 125 kb

What Children Really Need
11/15/2002 (reprinted)

| FCS3-524
2,000 printed copies | 4 pages | - | 22 downloads | PDF: 413 kb

Growing Healthy Kids in Kentucky
9/30/2002 (reprinted)

| FCS3-533
5,000 printed copies | 5 pages | - | 16 downloads | PDF: 122 kb

Kentucky Cucumbers
3/1/2002 (minor revision)

| FSHE-11
175 printed copies | 3 pages | - | 16 downloads | PDF: 109 kb

Kentucky Peas
3/1/2002 (minor revision)

| FSHE-6
175 printed copies | 3 pages | - | 16 downloads | PDF: 99 kb

The Wildcat Way to Wellness: Getting More from Dietary Supplements
2/28/2002 (minor revision)

| FCS3-525
web only | 8 pages | - | 15 downloads | PDF: 109 kb

Aging Gracefully: Making the Most of Your Later Life Adventure
1/31/2002 (reprinted)

| FCS7-186
6,500 printed copies | 8 pages | - | 22 downloads | PDF: 176 kb

Vegetables for Wellness: Kentucky Greens
5/31/2001 (new)

| FSHE-18
300 printed copies | 2 pages | - | 15 downloads | PDF: 121 kb

Vegetables for Wellness: Kentucky Broccoli
5/15/2001 (minor revision)

| FSHE-7
300 printed copies | 2 pages | - | 10 downloads | PDF: 137 kb

Vegetables for Wellness: Kentucky Corn
5/15/2001 (minor revision)

| FSHE-4
300 printed copies | 2 pages | - | 11 downloads | PDF: 125 kb

Kentucky Asparagus
4/30/2001 (new)

| FSHE-17
2,000 printed copies | 2 pages | - | 24 downloads | PDF: 143 kb

Vegetables for Wellness: Kentucky Cabbage
3/30/2001 (minor revision)

| FSHE-9
2,000 printed copies | 2 pages | - | 13 downloads | PDF: 129 kb

Kentucky Tomatoes
3/15/2001 (minor revision)

| FSHE-10
2,000 printed copies | 2 pages | - | 25 downloads | PDF: 124 kb

The Wildcat Way to Wellness: Choosing the Simply Beautiful Life
11/25/2000 (reprinted)

| FCS7-178
5,000 printed copies | 8 pages | - | 11 downloads | PDF: 145 kb

Family Vitality Building a Strong Marriage
11/25/2000 (reprinted)

| FCS7-141
2,000 printed copies | 2 pages | - | 12 downloads | PDF: 449 kb

The Wildcat Way to Wellness: Kentucky Farms and Foods
10/30/2000 (reprinted)

| FCS3-528
10,000 printed copies | 8 pages | - | 9 downloads | PDF: 134 kb

Your Family Tree
9/1/2000 (minor revision)

| FCS1-358
2,000 printed copies | 12 pages | - | 101 downloads | PDF: 1,493 kb

Travel Tips
8/15/2000 (reprinted)

| FCS2-825
3,000 printed copies | 4 pages | - | 23 downloads | PDF: 116 kb

A Guide to Public Speaking
6/30/2000 (reprinted)

| FCS1-206
1,000 printed copies | 4 pages | - | 5 downloads | PDF: 83 kb

Dealing Creatively with Conflict
4/20/2000 (reprinted)

| FCS1-320
1,000 printed copies | 6 pages | - | 50 downloads | PDF: 106 kb

Keeping in Touch with Others
2/28/2000 (reprinted)

| FCS2-104
1,000 printed copies | 4 pages | - | 27 downloads | PDF: 117 kb

Table Manners That Take You Anywhere
2/28/2000 (reprinted)

| FCS2-101
1,000 printed copies | 4 pages | - | 45 downloads | PDF: 143 kb

Living with Antiques and Collectibles
2/2/2000 (reprinted)

| FCS4-306
4,000 printed copies | 8 pages | - | 15 downloads | PDF: 152 kb

Famous Kentucky Women
1/1/2000 (reprinted)

| FCS1-323
2,000 printed copies | 12 pages | - | 42 downloads | PDF: 286 kb

Selecting Wall Coverings
10/1/1998 (reprinted)

| FCS4-402
3,500 printed copies | 4 pages | - | 6 downloads | PDF: 80 kb

A Healthier, Happier You: Making Smart Lifestyle Choices
9/12/1998 (reprinted)

| FCS7-167
5,000 printed copies | 2 pages | - | 28 downloads | PDF: 260 kb

Healthier, Happier You Leader's Guide
9/1/1998 (reprinted)

| FCS7-167LG
175 printed copies | 5 pages | - | 16 downloads | PDF: 239 kb

Fabric Gifts for All Occasions
7/1/1998 (reprinted)

| FCS2-336
4,000 printed copies | 6 pages | - | 64 downloads | PDF: 159 kb

Family Keepsakes
5/1/1998 (reprinted)

| FCS4-112
3,500 printed copies | 12 pages | - | 25 downloads | PDF: 200 kb

Family Vitality Time Together
12/1/1997 (minor revision)

| FCS7-140
2,000 printed copies | 2 pages | - | 12 downloads | PDF: 73 kb

Fat Replacers
9/19/1997 (reprinted)

| FCS3-208
8,000 printed copies | 2 pages | - | 18 downloads | PDF: 101 kb

Family Vitality Characteristics of Strong Families
5/20/1997 (reprinted)

| FCS7-138
2,000 printed copies | 4 pages | - | 10 downloads | PDF: 203 kb

What's Your Etiquette I.Q.?
9/1/1996 (reprinted)

| FCS2-105
3,500 printed copies | 2 pages | - | 45 downloads | PDF: 103 kb

Good Manners and Etiquette for Everyday LIving
9/1/1996 (reprinted)

| FCS2-100
4,000 printed copies | 2 pages | - | 51 downloads | PDF: 93 kb

How Finance Charges Are Calculated on Credit Card Accounts
7/31/1996 (reprinted)

| FCS5-111
2,000 printed copies | 2 pages | - | 8 downloads | PDF: 102 kb

Tips for Laundering Pesticide-Contaminated Clothing
6/1/1996 (reprinted)

| FCS2-319
1,500 printed copies | 4 pages | - | 12 downloads | PDF: 93 kb

Lactose Intolerance
6/1/1996 (reprinted)

| FCS3-104
1,500 printed copies | 2 pages | - | 7 downloads | PDF: 150 kb

Kentucky Winter Squash and Pumpkin
5/7/1996 (reprinted)

| FSHE-1
3,000 printed copies | 2 pages | - | 19 downloads | PDF: 183 kb

Silver Threads for the Golden Years, Leader's Guide
11/1/1994 (reprinted)

| FCS2-811L
2,000 printed copies | 5 pages | - | 13 downloads | PDF: 142 kb

Portable High Speed Convection Ovens
11/1/1994 (new)

| FCS3-200
250 printed copies | 2 pages | - | 12 downloads | PDF: 240 kb

The Art of Tipping
8/1/1994 (new)

| FCS2-103
6,000 printed copies | 2 pages | - | 29 downloads | PDF: 106 kb

Kentucky Blueberries
6/17/1994 (new)

| FSHE-16
1,000 printed copies | 2 pages | - | 15 downloads | PDF: 47 kb

Kentucky Potatoes
2/15/1994 (reprinted)

| FSHE-12
5,000 printed copies | 2 pages | - | 19 downloads | PDF: 184 kb

Weekend Guests - Entertaining and Being Entertained
12/1/1993 (new)

| FCS2-102
6,000 printed copies | 2 pages | - | 21 downloads | PDF: 70 kb

Marbling Magic
3/1/1993 (new)

| FCS2-838
5,000 printed copies | 4 pages | - | 30 downloads | PDF: 119 kb

Nourishing the Older Infant: Four to Twelve Months
10/1/1992 (new)

| FCS3-149
5,000 printed copies | 1 pages | - | 7 downloads | PDF: 37 kb

Nourishing the Newborn: Birth to Four Months
10/1/1992 (new)

| FCS3-145
5,000 printed copies | 2 pages | - | 8 downloads | PDF: 41 kb