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The Real Happy Hour Project

Winnebago County UW-Extension is part of a team that is working to support families in increasing the number of meals that they eat together.  Research shows that this time is beneficial to children (and adults) for a variety of reasons.  In order to develop the right program materials we need YOUR feedback.  Can you please […]

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Health Insurance

Health Insurance Still Available Through ACA Special Enrollment Period

Open enrollment for the Health Insurance Marketplace ended on Jan. 31, but you may still qualify for a Special Enrollment Period if you meet certain criteria. Those include: • Loss of health coverage; for example, loss of employer-sponsored insurance or BadgerCare Plus. • Changes in household size: marriage, divorce, legal separation, birth, or adoption. • […]

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health care

Preventative Services: What’s Included in Your Health Plan?

Making financial decisions about health insurance can be difficult for people who are unable to understand what’s included in their coverage plans. Struggling to understand the details of an insurance plan is a common problem for many Americans, particularly for people new to having coverage. While the health insurance expansions established through the Affordable Care […]

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Healthy Eating Can be Affordable: UW-Extension offers tips for eating healthy on a budget

Whole grains, vegetables, fruits, fish, and low-fat milk. These foods are basic to good health, yet most children and their families don’t eat enough of them, says Gayle Coleman, Nutrition Education Program Specialist with the University of Wisconsin-Extension. “One reason for this is because people often believe healthy foods aren’t affordable,” says Coleman. “Recent information […]

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Tax Credits a Help to State’s Working Families

Many low- and moderate-income working families in Wisconsin may qualify for thousands of dollars in tax credits at tax time. Together, the federal Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and the state Earned Income Credit (EIC) can provide anywhere from a few dollars to more than $8000, depending on household income, marital status, and number of […]

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Green Cleaning

Green Cleaning

Today’s home is loaded with toxic and polluting substances. The cost of these commercial, chemcial based products can be high-long term health concerns for the family, and environmental pollution caused by their manufacture and disposal.  There are many inexpensive and easy to use alternatives which can safely be used in place of commercial household products. […]

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Connecting Young Adults to Each Other & To Community Resources

The Fox Valley Young Adult in Transition Coalition is hosting a FREE event on Thursday, April 7th from 2:00pm – 8:00pm at the Starlite Club in Kaukauna for young adults ages 15-26! The event will feature live music, food, coffee, raffle, prizes, shuttle available, resources, and activities.  View the event flyer here. To RSVP or […]

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Local Land Use Planning and Zoning WisLine “Housing and the Community” Wednesday, March 16th

The UW-Extension Local Government Center is hosting a five part teleconference series titled “Local Land Use Planning and Zoning”. These programs were designed to provide unbiased information on the key issues facing local government officials. The next teleconference of this series titled, “Housing and the Community” will be held on Wednesday, March 16th, 2016 from 10:30 am […]

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Retirement

MyRA Retirement Savings an Option for Beginning Savers

Saving for retirement is an important rung on the ladder to family financial security.  To make it easier for workers without workplace retirement options to save, the federal government offers a type of retirement account known as a myRA. The myRA (the name is a play on IRA, or Individual Retirement Account) has no cost […]

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Mindful Parenting

“Being present” or “mindful” is a goal many people set for the New Year.  These terms might call to mind yoga or meditation, but did you know that mindfulness can also enhance parenting? Anne Clarkson, University of Wisconsin-Extension Digital Parenting Education Specialist, says mindfulness and parenting go hand-in-hand.  “Mindfulness is very simply learning to pause […]

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