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Among the many things children of military parents learned at Military Kids Dunes Discovery Camp: yo
Purdue Extension and Indiana 4-H are helping Geof Benson make a difference in the lives of military kids. Benson is executive director of Dunes Learning Center in Porter, a few miles northeast of Gary on Lake Michigan.
Purdue food and nutrition scientist Mario Ferruzzi.
Important nutrients called carotenoids play important roles in human health. A Purdue study found that carotenoid levels in breast milk are lower for U.S. women than for women in China and Mexico - a reflection of diet and socioeconomic factors.
Tana Sheets, a preschool director.
The Color Me Healthy curriculum helps preschoolers and their families learn about nutrition and exercise. Tana Sheets, a preschool director, says the program has changed families and says Purdue Extension-Adams County helped make it possible.
Teri Morris-Downs is executive director of the Immigrant Welcome Center in Indianapolis.
Carmen DeRusha, a Purdue Extension-Marion County educator, has helped the Immigrant Welcome Center in Indianapolis adapt an educational program. Participants learn how to work with people of different cultures, build self-sufficiency, and more.
Tim Galema stands in his West Lafayette greenhouse, bathed in the glow of
Tim Galema, a West Lafayette greenhouse owner, is part of a Purdue research study examining the use of LEDs. The lights use less power, produce less heat, and have the potential to give his business a competitive advantage.
Kathy Cooley, a dietitian and operator of a family blueberry farm.
Kathy Cooley helped start a food growers group dedicated to bringing healthy, fresh food to low-income families in Batesville. A Purdue Extension program helped the group realize what they could accomplish - and earn a grant.
Tony Buechler, a Dubois County poultry producer.
Tony Buechler's family has been raising turkeys and chickens in Dubois County for three generations. Thanks to help from Purdue Extension, Buechler can handle state environmental rules without outside assistance, saving his business money.

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