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Your Money, Your Goals Program to Be Held at Brookings Library

March 07, 2019

SDSU Extension is hosting Your Money, Your Goals March 19, 2019 at the Brookings Public Library, Cooper Room B (515 3rd St.). The program will run from 6 – 7:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

Family Finances, Health

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Getting Kids Into Healthy Sleep Habits

It is important for children to get their recommended hours of sleep each night, but good sleep quality is also essential.

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Join SDSU Extension Group Exercise Fit & Strong Program held in Brookings

February 27, 2019

SDSU Extension is excited to offer Fit & Strong, an evidence-based physical activity program developed by researchers at the University of Illinois. The first Fit & Strong class will begin in Brookings March 12, 2019. Fit & Strong will be held every Tuesday and Thursday from 2-3:30 p.m. until May 30 at First Lutheran Church (337 8th St.).

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Healthy After-School Snacks & Activities

As my girls need healthy after-school snacks, I am working on trying to have easy nutritious snacks to hold them over until dinnertime and have fun activities to keep them busy when they get home off the bus.

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Tips for Visiting a Food Pantry

Sometime in your life, you or someone you know might find yourself looking to supplement the food supply that you have access to.

dehydrated apple slices

Extend the Life of Your Produce: Dry Your Food!

Drying or dehydrating gives you the ability to extend the life of your fresh foods to enjoy later.

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Preparing Freezer Meals

With a little planning and meal preparation, you can have some healthful meals on hand for time crunches and drop in guests.

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Shelf-Stable Foods Save Money and Help Families Stay Prepared

January 28, 2019

Stocking canned, dried and other shelf-stable food items can ease concerns over running out of food due to finances or if winter storms prevent travel, explained SDSU Extension Family & Community Health Associate, Rachel Lindvall.

EFNEP & SNAP-Ed, Fruit, Vegetable, Family Finances, Health

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Help Prepare Farm Employees for Winter Conditions

January 28, 2019

Cold and snow create challenges for everyone, especially for employees who may not be familiar with extreme cold.

Health, Blizzard & Extreme Cold

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A Five-Step Approach to Alleviating Farm Stress

Farm stressors can come from many directions including the agricultural system, farm and family finances, mental and physical health challenges, and relationship difficulties. A healthy response to these challenges involves paying attention to the stressors within all of these areas and determining coping strategies that are useful in each area.