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2014 Kansas FCE Lessons

Basic Cooking and Home Preservation

Cooking for One or Two usually happens to families when first getting started or when they become empty nesters. This lesson will focus on  basic cooking, preserving meals and emergency substitutions for recipes.   KS FCE Lesson

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Leader's Guide

 

Eggs - From the Hen to the Plate

Which came first the chicken or the egg? Although we may not know this answer, we do know that eggs have good nutritional value and American’s love eating them. This lesson will inform us about egg production from the farm to the store, the parts and function of the egg, nutritional value, cooking methods and about egg products.   KS FCE Lesson

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Does Your Engine Purr?

No one is too old or unable to exercise. Getting started is simple and easy. You just have to be willing to do it.  KS FCE Lesson

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What Is Your Brain Age?

Aging is a fact of life. As we age, our brain’s cognitive abilities are influenced by our lifestyle choices. Learn techniques to improve cognitive function and to be own advocate for your brain health.  KS FCE Lesson

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National FCE  Lesson Resources

Person to Person ... Does Your Engine Purr? (Hearth-Fire Series #8A)

Do you follow a routine maintenance plan to take care of your car? What type of routine maintenance plan do you have for your body? This lesson focuses on ways to keep you in tip top condition.  National FCE lesson

*Note: There is also a State FCE lesson with the same name.

 

“Respect” CHARACTER COUNTS!

Respect booklets explain how people should care for and value others, accept inpidual differences and allow privacy. National FCE lesson

 

 “Respect” CHARACTER COUNTS! Artwork and Essay Contest

National FCE project

 

Other Lesson Resources-
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Focus on the “Stars” Cooking Healthy for the Holidays

Presented by Kathy Tharman, Doniphan County Extension Agent

“Healthy” and “Holidays” don’t usually find themselves in the same sentence, especially when it comes to food. But, that doesn’t have to be the case. We can learn to reduce the large amounts of fat and sugar we usually find in holiday recipes and focus more on the “Star” ingredients: fruits and vegetables. With a little planning and determination, we can enjoy wonderful holiday foods and still maintain a healthy lifestyle.  Other Lesson - K-State

Leader's Guide

Fact Sheet

 

Let’s Live a Little: Physical Activity for Fun and Fitness

Presented by Diane Nielson, Atchison County Extension Agent

Many grow up believing the myth that it is normal for people as they age to become weak, to slow down, and to stop doing most of the things they once enjoyed doing. The good news is that it is not difficult for most people to maintain or recover their functional ability and live an active,    independent lifestyle. Quality of life can be significantly improved with a few minutes of physical activity each day. Learn where to begin and how to plan a physical activity program. Lesson Date: April 23rd at Exchange  Motor Bank in Atchison at 1:30 pm. Other Lesson - K-State  

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Food Allergy Facts of Life

Presented by Cindy Williams, Meadowlark District Extension Agent

Living with food allergies is challenging and difficult. For adults, it means learning how to identify food triggers and manage your health. As a parent of a child with a food allergy, it means learning to recognize symptoms and finding resources and professionals who can help your child. It also means finding ways to manage you or your child’s health and well-being without hardship, stress or illness. Learning how to recognize a food allergy or food sensitivity is important as well as learning how to live with it.

Lesson Date: March 12th at Exchange Motor Bank in at Atchison at 1:30 pm. Other Lesson - K-State

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Fact Sheet

 

Fall Prevention

Presented by Nancy Nelson, Meadowlark District Extension Agent

Fall prevention may not seem like a lively topic, but it’s important. As we age, physical changes and health conditions - and sometimes the medications used to treat those conditions - make falls more likely. In fact, falls are a leading cause of injury among older adults. Still, fear of falling doesn’t need to rule your life. Instead, learn to practice the simple fall-prevention strategies this lesson provides.

Lesson Date: February 20th at Exchange Motor Bank in Atchison at 10 am. Other - K-State