October 10, 2015

In This Issue
Children and Nature
Chuckie Hessong 
Family & Child Development Agent  
Outdoor activity and access to nature promotes the health, development and well-being of children and youth and forms the foundation for responsible environmental behavior as children grow up. Outdoor activity and play look different as children grow. However, each development stage presents a window of opportunity during which nature can make a difference in children's readiness for the next phase and in their ultimate outcomes. Research has shown many benefits of nature. ...Complete Article

Condiment Confidence
Martha Murphy 
Foods & Nutrition for Limited Resource Families Agent

As a busy cook, do you rely on some ready-made dips, sauces and condiments when preparing meals? If so, are you aware of how long ago you opened and began storing each of these foods?
A good habit to get into is to write the date on the label when you open a food. Although the shelf life of these commercial products is often longer than home-prepared versions, food safety is still a concern.  ...Complete Article

MyPlate for My Family

Wildcat District Extension EFNEP (Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program) is sponsoring  FREE  cooking classes for Adults interested in cooking healthy meals.

Montgomery County - Independence

When: Thursdays from August 27 through October 22
Time: 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Where: Crystalbrook Church, 801 W. Chestnut, Independence

Questions: Call Kaci Gilchrist at 620-331-2690

Labette County

When: Mondays from September 21 through November 23
Time: 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Where: First Christian Church, 1500 S. 29th, Parsons

Questions: Call Jan Booth at 620-784-5337
Crawford County

When: Tuesdays from October 6 through November 24
Time: 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Where: Wesley House, 411 E. 12th, Pittsburg

Questions: Call Diana Quigley at 620-232-1930
Montgomery County - Coffeyville

When: Tuesdays from October 13 through December 8
Time: 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Where: Westside Christian Church, 402 N. Ohio, Coffeyville

Questions: Call Kaci Gilchrist at 620-331-2690


October is Apple Month!

Did you know that there are around 100 varieties of apples grown commercially in the United States? Only 15 varieties of apples make up the majority of apple productions. Ever wondered about which apple to use for which recipe or when apples are in season? Check out this Apple Variety Guide from the U.S. Apple Association at  http://www.usapple.org/PDF/USApple_VarietyGuide.pdf.


To preserve that bountiful apple harvest, see Preserving Apples at www.bookstore.ksre.ksu.edu/pubs/MF1187.PDF.


Source:  You Asked It!, K-State Research and Extension 

Nourishing the Next Generation 
This newsletter is a bi-monthly publication of K-State Research and Extension designed for grandmothers and grandfathers who care for a child (or children) of any age: infants through teens. Others who may be interested include other family members, many child care providers, neighbors and friends.

You Asked It!
This is a monthly newsletter published by K-State Research and Extension's Rapid Response Center with news articles based on questions received, current food safety issues, or information based on the time of the year.

Montgomery County
Adult Cooking Classes
Thursdays thru
October 22, 2015
from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm

Crystalbrook Church
801 W. Chestnut
Independence, KS

Labette County
Adult Cooking Classes
Mondays through 
Nov. 23, 2015
from 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm
First Christian Church
1500 S. 29th St.
Parsons, KS 
Crawford County
Adult Cooking Classes
Tuesdays starting
November 24, 2015
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Wesley House
411 E. 12th St.
Pittsburg, KS
Montgomery County, Coffeyville
Adult Cooking Classes
Tuesdays starting
Oct. 13 - Dec. 8, 2015
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Westside Christan Church
402 N. Ohio
Coffeyville, KS
Child Abuse & Neglect: Identification, Reporting & Prevention Thursday, November 12
6:00 pm
Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center
629 S. Plummer
Chanute, KS 66720
2016 FCS Lessons
 Event Flyer
 Lesson Descriptions
February 23, 2016 and
March 22, 2016
Starting at 10:00 am
Southeast Area K-State Research and Extension Facility
400 Hwy and 32nd (Ness) Rd.
Parsons, KS 67357

Meet Our Agents

Barbara Ames
Nutrition, Health & Food Safety
Phone: 620-231-2690

Chuckie Hessong
Family & Child Development
Phone: 620-724-8233

Kylie Ludwig
Family Resource Management & Community Development
Phone: 620-784-5337

Martha Murphy
Foods & Nutrition for
Limited Resource Families
Phone: 620-232-1930

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