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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.

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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.

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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.

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Better Choices, Better Health® SD Workshop Coming to HRMC Physicians Clinic in Huron

January 25, 2019

SDSU Extension helps South Dakotans take control of their health by participating in educational sessions specifically designed for adults with chronic conditions. SDSU Extension’s Better Choices, Better Health Chronic Disease workshop will take place February 1 through March 8, 2019 in Huron at the HRMC Physicians Clinic (534 Oregon Ave. SE) from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

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Honey is Worth Buzzing About 

Unlike other sweeteners, honey contains trace amounts of vitamins and minerals, and antioxidants called flavonoids, which may have an anti-inflammatory effect on the body.

Canned vegetables on a grocery store shelf.

Shelf-Stable Foods Save Money and Help Families Stay Prepared

Many people may find themselves feeling worried or concerned about having enough food in their homes. One way to help with these worries and concerns is to purchase canned or dried foods also known as shelf-stable items.