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River scene
Bob Rode, aquaculture extension specialist, shares resources to aid with the confusion as to whether seafood is healthy or harmful. USDA encourages the public to consume approximately 2 meals per week of seafood as part of a healthy diet. Is that safe?
Purdue Extension's Block Party
A program that teaches young children a variety of skills with building blocks has been awarded the Purdue Cooperative Extension Specialists Association's top award.
Unusual pets, prairie dog and badger.
Wild animals that seem to have no fear of humans, or are seen during the day (i.e. opossums, raccoons), are more likely to be infected and should be avoided and reported to Animal Control. With awareness and reporting sick animals, we will continue to keep the rabies virus low in the state of Indiana.
Teens attending
Indiana has the sixth highest infant mortality rate in the nation. One way Purdue Extension is helping solve this problem is the Have a Healthy Baby nutrition education program for pregnant teens and young adults.
Young mom attending Purdue's Moms Together Program
Thirty percent of all new mothers in Grant County are teens. Purdue Extension-Grant County is helping those mother develop the skills they need to raise their children successfully.
Jill Overton, food service director for Franklin Community Schools, can't overstate the case for foo
Jill Overton has more than 4,000 reasons to think about food safety - that's how many meals cafeteria staff at Franklin Community Schools prepare each school day. She turned to Purdue Extension for food safety workshops to train her staff.
A Purdue Extension program taught Tara Conn and her family to stretch their food budget while choosi
Tara Conn credits Purdue Extension and the Family Nutrition Program (FNP) for her family's healthier diet. "They taught me about the importance of fresh fruits and vegetables, and how to cook safely," she says.

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