Safely Using Produce from Flooded Gardens

After flooding occurs, gardeners often raise questions about the safety of consuming produce from gardens that were under water for a day or two. How concerned gardeners have to be about using garden produce after a flood depends, to a large degree, on how “clean” the flood water was or whether it was likely to […]

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Is Your Child Ready to Stay Home Alone?

          Is Your Child Ready to Stay Home Alone? Like many parents, you might be trying to decide if it is safe to leave your school-age child home alone.  Your child might be ready to stay home alone if they: Indicate a desire and willingness to stay alone Accepts responsibility and […]

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Nutrition education program changes to meet needs of new audiences

FoodWIse is the new name of Wisconsin Nutrition Education Program. A successful nutrition education program is getting a new name to make it relevant and accessible to more audiences. FoodWIse, formerly known as the Wisconsin Nutrition Education Program, or WNEP, has a long legacy of providing nutrition education to Wisconsin families and individuals with limited […]

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Homemade preserves sitting on a rustic table outside. Pickes, tomatoes, appplesauce, etc.

Canning Videos: Preserving Food At Home Safely

These videos and narrated PowerPoints can help you learn how to safely preserve food. You can find many video resources online, but for safe preserving be sure to follow trusted resources from the UW Extension program. http://fyi.uwex.edu/safepreserving/videos/

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Prepare Children to Stay Home Alone during the Holidays

Long breaks from school during the holidays may result in children staying home alone. A video training program from UW-Extension can help prepare children to stay home unsupervised. The program teaches families how to develop a plan for emergencies. Tips for structuring time are also presented so children have plenty of activities to keep them […]

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