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  • easter eggs.jpg EXTENSION NEWS: Enjoy Easter eggs safely

    Eggs have been used to celebrate spring festivals for centuries. Immigrant settlers brought symbolic Easter rabbits and colored eggs to America. Since then, Easter egg hunts have been beloved by children everywhere.

    April 13, 2014 1 Photo

  • brushing teeth.jpg EXTENSION NEWS: Take care of your teeth

    Surveys show that 90 percent of adults have an average of 23.5 teeth. Almost a third of adults have all 28 teeth and 50 percent age 55 and older wear partial or complete dentures.

    April 6, 2014 1 Photo

  • MILLSAP MATTERS: Many activities set for April

    MILLSAP — With April just around the corner, the Millsap Heritage Society is busy preparing for the upcoming Log Cabin Days Festival.  The two day event is a highlight of springtime for our area.

    March 29, 2014

  • Kathy smith mug.jpg EXTENSION NEWS: Empty calories

    Many of the foods and beverages that we consume contain empty calories. These are calories that have almost no nutrients, but have calories. Most of these foods have solid fats and added sugars. Learning more about solid fats and sugars can help you make better food and drink choices.

    March 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • EXTENSION NEWS: Walking is wonderful

    With the weather getting warmer and days longer, now is the time to get outside to walk.

    March 23, 2014

  • EXTENSION NEWS: Chia seeds can have some health benefits

    There has been a lot in news about the health benefits of chia seeds. Chia seeds do to have some great benefits. However, the science so far hasn’t supported all of the advertised claims that these seeds have received.

    March 16, 2014

  • overweight rgb.jpg EXTENSION NEWS: Getting more zzzs could help you lose some lbs.

    We spend about one-third of our lifetime sleeping. Sleep is important for learning and memory. Sleep also helps our immune system to resist illness and disease, increases response times in emergencies, improves our mood and feelings of wellness and gives us the energy we need to be more active and alert.

    March 9, 2014 1 Photo

  • EXTENSION NEWS: When thirsty, think water first

    If you have kids or other family members who don’t drink enough water, you should encourage them. Rather than choosing a soda or fruit drinks to quench a thirst, choose water first.

    March 2, 2014

  • EXTENSION NEWS: Peanut butter can be a hearty choice for nutrition

    Peanut butter can offer the same health benefits that peanuts do. Peanuts are a legume and can give you the same health benefits as true tree nuts, such as almonds and walnuts.

    February 23, 2014

  • EXTENSION NEWS: Baking a way for families to cook up fun times together

    Baking can be a fun way to spend time together as a family. It can be inexpensive and be a great way to share baking traditions, recipes and family heritage that can be handed down for many generations.

    February 16, 2014

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