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Living Well is the focus this month for Extension leaders

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By Cheryl Case

During March, Family and Consumer Science professionals with the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service will make special efforts to educate citizens about ways to improve the quality of life for adults, youth, individuals and families.
The emphasis is on eating right through nutrition and food safety, spending smart through financial management skills, enjoying home through safety, relationships and parenting skills, and sharing time through community and volunteerism.
In 2005, the U.S. Senate passed a resolution designating the second week of March as Extension Living Well Week. The campaign has since evolved into a month-long focus. The goal of the Living Well campaign is to make residents aware of the many extension family and consumer science educational programs and resources that are available to help them achieve a positive, healthy lifestyle.
Whether it’s managing diabetes through meal planning and exercise, evaluation long-term care insurance or getting tips on spending quality family time, extension agents across the nation and state have information that can help. Programs for extension family and consumer science focus on making a difference in the lives of people, families and communities.
You can also purchase the book Living Well, More Than a Cookbook, through the local Cooperative Extension office. The book offers recipes and research-based information and tips about healthy lifestyles, green living, home safety, financial management, textile care and etiquette.
Bluegrass Family and Consumer Agents and Extension Homemakers have partnered together to present “Living Well: The Spring Edition”. You are invited to join us. The cost is $15, with checks made to and mailed to: Scott County Extension Office, 1130 Cincinnati Road, Georgetown, KY 40324.
For more information on living well or this program contact the Harrison County Extension Office, 668 New Lair Road, Cynthiana, KY 41031 or call 859-234-5510.