Research suggests that children who take part in regular family meals eat healthier foods, have fewer problems with delinquency and experience greater academic achievement. Family meals also support improved psychological well-being and positive family interactions. Read about the six key reasons why family mealtime should be included in your schedule.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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 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.