Mission: UW-Extension Family Living Programs provide education promoting family strengths and help communities become positive environments for family life. Programs respond to individual, family and community needs with research-based education and partnerships that support Wisconsin families and communities.
Family Living News
“Growing Your Life” Series – Classes include: Good Eats/Good Gardens, Food Preservation, Master Gardener Public Education, and Gardening Education. Course are designed to provide good food parepartion with participant teaching and gardening opportunities. Collaborations of: UW Extension Outagamie County, Salvation Army Fox Cities, Goodwill’s Community Garden Partnership, UW Oshkosh School of Nursing, Outagamie County Master Gardeners, Outagamie County Master Food Preservers, Outagamie County Master Composters. Growing Your Life Updated Class Schedule - updated 05-21-2013.
September 2012 – Following Consumer Reports’ recent announcement that rice is often contaminated with arsenic, many people are looking for reliable information on whether and how to include rice in their diets, especially if they have small children. It will probably take months for more definitive guidance to become available. In the meantime, a press release from the American Academy of Pediatrics provides a summary and information to parents. Dr. Frank Greer from our UW-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health is quoted. American Acadamy of Pediatrics 2012 or read an article from the Novembe 2012 edtion of Consumer Reports, Arsenic in Your Food.
2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans – Washington, January 31, 2011 – US Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius announced the release of the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, the federal government’s evidence-based nutritional guidance to promote health, reduce the risk of chronic diseases, and reduce the prevalence of overweight and obesity through improved nutrition and physical activity. Because more than one-third of children and more than two-thirds of adults in the United States are overweight or obese, the 7th edition of Dietary Guidelines for Americans places stronger emphasis on reducing calorie consumption and increasing physical activity…. (click here for the full press release)
If you have any questions regarding Family Living in Outagamie County, please contact:
Family Living Educator/Department Head
Outagamie County – UW Extension
3365 W. Brewster St.
Appleton, WI 54914
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