2018 Spring Strong Women Session

The Walworth County UW-Extension will again be offering the StrongWomen Program, an exercise program for middle-aged and older adults. Classes will be offered in Elkhorn starting the week of April 9 and run 12 weeks until July 2nd, 2018.  Each class includes cardio exercise, progressive weight training, flexibility, balance activities. All instructors have been trained […]

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Is it teenaged angst, moodiness, hormones, or something else?

Just about all American kids are immersed in media-related activities. Television, social media, video games, movies, radio, music, the Internet, books, magazines, and newspapers can all be accessed through their handheld devices. Excessive access to these resources or an inability to self-monitor can prove harmful to some teens. Take care to watch for warning signs […]

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Family Values

Talking about values is healthy for teens. It is important to encourage youth to identify and think more deeply about their values, interests and concerns. This can be a rewarding and challenging process since some of your teen’s top values might differ from your own values. Learn how to identify the traits that you respectively […]

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Electronic Devices and Children

Did you buy electronic devices for your children this holiday season? I did — I bought one for my 9 year-old — and I want to share with you what I learned about protecting my kid’s personal information online. Apps, online services, and websites that are directed to children under 13 years old have to […]

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Wear Blue on January 11th

January 11 is National Human Trafficking Awareness Day in the United States. Human trafficking is modern-day slavery and involves the use of force, fraud, or coercion to obtain labor or commercial sex. Every year, millions of men, women, and children are trafficked in countries around the world. This serious crime is not just a problem […]

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January 11th Human Trafficking Awareness Day

January 11 is National Human Trafficking Awareness Day in the United States and Walworth County will be hosting a Human Trafficking Awareness Event on Thursday, January 11, 2018 6-8:30 pm in the Elkhorn Area High School Auditorium. To registrar, please go to http://bit.ly/StopHT17 or contact Dawn at dtheath16@gmail.com or 262-374-1491 or contact Amanda at the […]

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April Fit Families Newsletter and Tips

This month the focus is fruits, fruits, fruits! Does your family eat breakfast every day? It is recommended, kids have more energy and can focus better when they start off their day with a healthy breakfast. Add fruit in pancakes, fruit in cereal, fruit in shakes and more! Check out our April newsletter and tips […]

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Bullying & The Parental Role

Parents play important role in reducing the impact of bullying  Awareness of bullying has increased dramatically in the 40 years since a Swedish psychologist, Dan Olweus, became the first to study childhood bullying. Because of Olweus’ work, today’s parents are much more sensitive to the signs and effects of bullying on their children. But parents […]

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Taxes, Tax Credits and You

Tax credits: A help to state’s working families Many low- and moderate-income working families in Wisconsin may qualify for thousands of dollars in tax credits at tax time. Together, the federal Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and the state Earned Income Credit can provide anywhere from a few dollars to more than $8000, depending on […]

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UW-Extension and WIC team up for FIT FAMILIES

    Walworth County UW-Extension FoodWIse, in collaboration with WIC, will jumpstart the long anticipated program Fit Families. Fit Families is a behavior changing program for families enrolled in WIC, staff and the community. The program focuses on its core messages. These messages include Move, More….Watch Less, Make Every bite Count……More Fruit & Veggies, Make […]

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