Enriching Lives
April 9, 2016
Fresh Herbs Add Flavor Without the Calories
Barbara Ames
Nutrition, Health & Food Safety Agent

Using fresh herbs in meals can enhance the appearance of foods as well as providing fantastic flavors, and even better...they do all this without adding extra calories!   Whether you plant them or pick them up at the grocery store or farmers' market, adding fresh herbs is a quick way to transform ordinary meals into extraordinary meals.  Take some thyme (pun intended!) to cook with fresh herbs.  Read on for some tips to help you enjoy the flavor and health benefits of fresh herbs in your cooking.  ...Complete Article   Audio
Talking to Your Children About Money
Kylie Ludwig
Community Vitality & Financial Management Agent 

What do you want your children or grandchildren to be learning about money? Read or listen to these few tips and strike up a conversation about money with a child today! 
You're Invited!

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Featured Recipe
Yogurt Salad Dressing
This homemade dressing/dip is flavored with herbs making it lower in calories and fat.  Using yogurt also boosts your calcium and potassium intake.  In addition, seasoning substitutions are given to turn it into a tasty dip/dressing for fruit as well.
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College Scholarship Opportunity
Kansas Association for Family & Community Education Scholarship
Another scholarship opportunity is also available through the Kansas Association for Family & Community Education. A $500 scholarship is awarded to anyone presently attending or planning to attend a two or four year Kansas college or university majoring in the field of Human Ecology. The deadline for the KAFCE Scholarship is May 1.

KAFCE Scholarship Application -  PDF  Word

Applications may also be picked up at the Extension office in Altamont.
If you have any questions, call the extension office at 620-784-5337.
K-State Newsletters

Preserve it Fresh, Preserve it Safe
This newsletter is a bi-monthly publication of K-State Research and Extension and University of Missouri Extension to provide information on safe food preservation.

 March/April 2016 Newsletter
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.

Calendar of Events
Walk Kansas April 3 - May 28

Growing Herbs for Flavor and Fragrance

April 26
Southeast Area K-State Research and Extension Facility
400 Hwy and 32nd (Ness)
Parsons, KS 67357

Aging with Attitude

April 29
First Church of the Nazarene
816 E. Quincy
Pittsburg, KS 66762

Urban Wildlife Control
May 6
Parsons City Arboretum
2004 Briggs Ave.
Parsons, KS 67357

Grant Writing Workshop

May 25
Southeast Area K-State Research and Extension Facility
400 Hwy and 32nd (Ness)
Parsons, KS 67357
Meet the Agents

Barbara Ames

Nutrition, Health & Food Safety
Phone: 620-331-2690

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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