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Living Well Together

Welcome to our Living Well Together (virtual) educational series. Using Zoom, to connect individuals and families, this series is sponsored by Family and Consumer Sciences Extension Agents in the northeast Kansas region.

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Join as for a month of Living Well Together learning, by zooming in on March 4 7. We hope you and your friends will join us weekly as FCS extension agents and our guest experts explore a variety of topics. Sessions will be held Thursdays at 6:45 p.m. thru March 25. Schedule conflicts? No problem, tune-in on to our recordings avaialble 24/7 on your time. Simply click on the button below; to start your personal journey to build stronger relationships, health, wealth and living well in 2021. 

Live Well Together March 2021 Schedule

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Session 14  Science of Sleep  March 25

Session 13  family  Mealtime March 18

Session 12  Med Insteads of Med   March 11

Session 11  Check Your Credit   March  4

Session 10   Living Well With Diabetes February 25

Session 9   Make Active Habits Stick  February 18


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Session 8  Love Languages  February 11


Love Languages website/quizes 

5 Love Languages

  • Words of Affirmation - Saying supportive things
  • Acts of Service - Doing helpful things
  • Receiving Gifts - Giving  gifts that tellsomeone you were thinking about them
  • Quality Time - Spending meaningful time 
  • Physical Touch - Being close to and caressed 

Session  7  A Parents Guide to Social Media  February 4

Recording   The A Parent's Guide to Social Media graphic below hightlights phone apps discussed during the presentation as some to be aware of.  Download A Parent's Guide To Social Mediaparents  guide  to  social  media  infographic

Session  6  Who’s Taking Care of You?  January 28


 Links to resources that you might find helpful:  

Session 5   Vaccinations: Checking The Facts Together    January 21 

Vaccinations: Checking The Facts Together  Recording

Links to resources highlighted during “Vaccinations: Lets Check the Facts Together”

Immunize Kansas Coalition

Answers to common questions 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CHOP – Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia 

The history of vaccines

How do mRNA vaccines work? 

Session 4  2021: Cut the Clutter and Get Organized! January 14


Cut the Clutter and Get Organized – Links

Session 3    Cooking Road Map                                  January 7  ♦  6:30 pm  ♦  Zoom

Cooking Road Map Recording

Whether you have cooked for years or are just beginning to learn.  This session can help in stretching your food dollar and preventing food waste using what is already on the shelf in your pantry or refrigerator/freezer to create tasty sounds, stir frys, skillet meals and more.

Pandemic Eating Habits of Americans

My Plate

KSRE Publication Tips for Storing Fresh Produce

More Resources 

Purdue Extension budget friendly recipes

Session 1   Baking Together                                  December 8  ♦  6:30 pm  ♦  Zoom

Baking Together Recording 

Baking Together, as we shelter together, is a way to provide essential, inexpensive and delicious local food. It can also be a very fun way to strengthen personal relationships! Join Family & Consumer Sciences educator, Sharon Davis, and the non-profit HomeBaking.org on December 8 at 6:30 p.m. and bring your baking questions!



 Cooking Basics

KSRE Publication Cooking Basics: Cooking Terms

KSRE Publication Cooking Basics: Measuring Tools and How to Use Them

KSRE Publication Cooking Basics: Reducing a Recipe

Cooking 101

Spend Smart, Eat Smart  

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   Home Baking Association Website


Baking with Fiends Information Book Cover 

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Resource links mentioned by speaker, Sharon Davis

Home Baking AssociationVideos: https://www.homebaking.org/videos/ 

King Arthur Flour: www.kingarthurflour.com   Ingredient Weight Chart:  https://www.kingarthurbaking.com/learn/ingredient-weight-chart 

Kansas Wheat: National Festival of Breads: https://nationalfestivalofbreads.com/ 

Food for Fifty Cookbook:-11th edition free  download.  Most current edition-14th 

Session 2   Bonding with Board Games              December 10  ♦  6:30 pm  ♦  Zoom

Bonding  With  Board Games  

Discover how playing board games could help develop the top six qualities exhibited in strong and successful families across the world and across cultures. Unlike video games, board games promote face-to-face interaction and allow us to create a foundation for trust and long lasting relationships. Join Elizabeth Brunscheen-Cartagena, Sedgwick County Extension Agent, on December 10 at 6:30 p.m. to explore Bonding With Board Games

KSRE  Publication Bonding With Board Games Fact Sheet

KSRE Publication  Bonding Thru Board Games Soft Skills Fact Sheet

KSRE  Open Communication and  Active Listening

KSRE  Family Values worksheet


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KSRE Publication Bonding With Board Games-Family  Strength Cards (6 traits   

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Learn More About Family and Consumer Sciences Programs



What Is The Impact of Extension FCS Programs

The benefit of the work by FCS agents to individuals, families, and communities is: 

  • Improved or enhanced quality of life 
  • Personal growth 
  • Improved or strengthened families
  • Healthy Communities 
  • Being prepared for the future
  • Successful and sustainable society
  • Help individuals and families be the best they can be
  • Help individuals and families reach or realize their potential
  • Help people create the best life for themselves, their families, and their communities. 
  • Empowering individuals and families across the life span to live and work in a diverse society

Value of Extension Family and Consumer Sciences

 Battelle Report - Executive Summary


Results of 2015 Battelle Study:  Analysis of the Value of Family and Consumer Sciences Extension in the North Central Region Handout

 Educational Programs In Your Community

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Links to previous Living Well Together Programs

  • Raising Kids & More About Growing Relationships
  • Eating Right
  • Spending Smart & Getting  Organized
  • Living Well (Wellness Tips  and Topics)




Tonnie Martinez – tonnie@ksu.edu
Leah McKeeman – leahmac@ksu.edu
Jessica Lane - jjj3636@ksu.edu
Doris Wright Carroll – dcarroll@ksu.edu
Marilyn Kaff – mkaff@ksu.edu
Cindy Shuman – cshuman@ksu.edu

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