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Kansas FCE Lessons

The MIND Diet

Mind Diet Lesson Materials to Download

Mind Diet Scan Code Link

Healthy Body, Healthy Brain

Fact Sheet MF3602 https://www.bookstore.ksre.ksu.edu/pubs/MF3602.pdf
Leader Guide MF3603 https://www.bookstore.ksre.ksu.edu/pubs/MF3603.pdf
This lesson will explore how healthful lifestyle habits benefit the body AND your brain.
Educational Goals As a result of participating in this educational program, the learner
will be able to: • Describe risk factors that can contribute to reduced brain and body
function. • Identify steps to take to support a healthy digestive system and improve gut
bacteria. • Recognize the health benefits related to the MIND Diet and regular physical
activity. Understand health improvements possible from small changes in lifestyle
behaviors such as getting more sleep and managing stress.

Words Count

The most common parliamentary procedure guide is Robert’s Rules of Order.  Following a parliamentary guide will allow for an efficient meet decision will be made fairly and all members can have a say. This lesson provides meeting agendas, a president’s script, sample minutes and an example of a treasurer’s report that can be used to make your meetings productive and efficient.

This lesson is available for checkout - For information regarding this Kansas Association of Family and Community Education lesson, contact Carol Lintner, Atchison County FCE Council -913-330-0050


Trash To Treasure

The world is filling up with garbage! Aluminum cans clutter the roadside; bottles float in lakes and streams; plastic is found just about everywhere. We’ve got to do something with all the garbage we produce. The average American will throw away 600 times his/her adult weight in garbage. If you add it up, this means that a 150-pound adult will leave a legacy of 90,000 pounds of trash for his/her children. What can we do about it? Recycling is the key. This lesson will give you information on how to reduce, reuse and recycle everyday trash. Oregon FCE  offers this lesson on the topic of food waste with some excellent resources if you are looking for different resources. Training will focus on this.

This lesson is available for checkout - For information regarding this Kansas Association of Family and Community Education lesson, contact Carol Lintner, Atchison County  FCE Council. 913-330-0050


How Much Do You Know About the Big O?

Osteoporosis is a disease we have talked about for a decade. Research has been done. In response, medications and hormone-related therapeutics have been developed. Yet, sadly the public remains unaware of the prevalence of osteoporosis and steps to take to prevent this silent disease. Note: Currently coordinating with Atchison Hospital staff to plan a second program related to bone density scans and treatments.

This lesson is available for checkout - For information regarding this Kansas Association of Family and Community Education lesson, contact Carol Lintner, Atchison County  FCE Council. 913-330-0050


Slide Into Home Plate!

Whether you want a quick meal or just an easy appetizer, sliders will do both. BUT no one wants the same old tiny burger over and over again. Educational Goals: (1) Bring people together of all ages. (2) Gain ideas for working together and having fun. (3) Learn what ingredients are best used together. (4) Learn ways to stretch your food dollars. Might supplement lesson with K-State’s beef terms publication.

This lesson is available for checkout - For information regarding this Kansas Association of Family and Community Education lesson, contact Carol Lintner, Atchison County  FCE Council. 913-330-0050


National FCE  Lesson Resources

All lessons are check out programs. This year several national NAFCE lessons are incorporated into KAFCE lessons.

Woman to Woman: Bone Breaking Facts   Additional Resources

Hearth Fire Series #13. See “How much do you know about the Big O?” description.

Someone’s in a Meeting… Making Good Decisions

Hearth Fire Series #10. See “Words Count” lesson description.

Person to Person Here’s Your Health

Hearth Fire Series #13-A.

Someone’s in the World Being Green

Hearth Fire Series #43. See “Trash to Treasure” description.

Someone’s Asking…. How Can We Stretch Our Food Budget?

Hearth Fire Series #57. KAFCE companion lesson “Slide into Home Plate”

Before creating a food budget you need to track your spending for at least one month to see where your food money is going. Save your receipts each time you make a purchase and total them at the end of the month. This lesson will offer “Planning, Purchasing, and Preparation” tips to help you stay on budget.

Character Counts! “Trustworthiness”

See KAFCE description.

Alternative: Let’s Talk Trash: Reducing Food Waste at Home

Food waste is a growing problem that affects all consumers. In this lesson, we will be learning about food waste, and how it impacts hunger, food insecurity, food costs, and the environment. We will explore ways you can reduce food waste in your own home. By learning to reduce food waste not only will you save money, but you will also help conserve natural resources like air, soil and water quality, and make a positive impact on food insecurity & hunger. Could be used as an alternate to KAFCE “Trash to Treasure”.


Other Lesson Resources-
Check With Extension Office for Details

Understanding Dietary Supplements  

Extension Agent Dietary supplements is a billion dollar industry. As you walk through a store or search the internet, you may notice all of the vitamins, minerals, and supplements available. You may find yourself wondering “do I need these?” And if so, “which ones?”, To answer these questions, this lesson will provide a few consumer tips and share why it is important to talk with your health care provider about dietary supplements. After this lesson, you will be able to determine which supplements, if any, may be beneficial to you.

Leader's Guide           Member's Guide 

Keys To Embracing Aging (September is Healthy Aging Month) 

Centenarian studies demonstrate that life does not diminish with aging. In fact, 100-year-olds show how the acceptance of aging can be positive, joyful, and exciting. They demonstrate that aging brings new experiences, knowledge, wisdom, and a greater ability to engineer a positive approach to the aging process. Many centenarians contribute their longevity to the following: Positive Attitude, Eating Smart and Healthy, Physical Activity, Brain Activity, Social Activity, Tuning Into the Times, Safety, Know Your Health Numbers, Stress Management, Financial Affairs, Sleep, and Taking Time for You. Since there is no magic potion to stop the aging process, it is important to take care of your body, mind, and spirit throughout your whole life. These 12 keys, to longevity, will be covered. Consider focusing on a new key topic each month.

FCE: Children, Families & Our Community

Join us on this journey as we learn about our community and its impact on families and children. Meanwhile, we will discover the relationship of child and family well-being and the community. This lesson may just cause us “rethink our assumptions” about children, families, and communities when we apply findings of the ACE study to our community. Increased risks for chronic diseases such as heart disease, some cancers, and diabetics have been linked to Adverse Childhood Experiences and even early death by 20 years. 


Gaslighting: What We Need To Know (Oregon FCE Lesson)                 

Gaslighting is a tactic in which a person or entity, in order to gain more power, makes a victim question their reality. It works much better than you may think. Anyone is susceptible to gas lighting, and it is a common technique of abusers, dictators, narcissists, and cult leaders. It is done slowly, so the victim doesn't realize how much they've been brainwashed. For example, in the movie Gaslight (1944), a man manipulates his wife to the point where she thinks she is losing her mind. (Psychology Today)


Understanding Immunizations/Vaccinations                                                                                                                 

Have you had your flu shot yet? Vaccinations can prevent common childhood diseases such as measles and mumps. A polio vaccination was invented in 1955, became available in the US in 1961. Vaccines have eliminated polio from most of the world and reduced the number of cases reported each year from an estimated 350,000 in 1988 to 22 in 2017. What shots do you need to travel abroad? Have you ever wondered why sometimes you receive your immunization at the doctor's office; other times you receive a vaccination at a local pharmacy? HPV stands for human papillomavirus. Certain types of HPV are linked to cervical cancer which can be prevented by a vaccination during the teen years. Once accepted as life-saving miracles; beliefs held by some to avoid once common vacations can affect the health of the entire community. This lesson will provide a general overview of why immunizations play an important role in your health and the health of your neighbor.