Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) August 2018 Impact Report Now Available

Childhood wounds can last a lifetime Research shows that childhood adversity is more widespread and harmful than previously thought. The ACEs Study found that Adverse Childhood Experiences such as child abuse or neglect, incarceration of a family member, and family violence are associated with a range of psychological, social, and health problems in adulthood. These […]

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Free Program Announcement: Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group

The Winnebago County UW-Extension office runs a free program titled Grandparents Raising Grandchildren that is open to the public, and we would like to announce our upcoming support group meeting on September 20th from 5:00pm-7:00pm at the J.P. Coughlin Center in Oshkosh. Grandparents Raising Grandchildren is a program where grandparents and other family members raising […]

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Come work for us! We are looking for a Community Development Educator for Winnebago & Outagamie County!

Come work for us! We’ve just posted the UW-Extension Community Development Educator position for Winnebago and Outagamie Counties. This is a shared position between the two counties. Interested in serving the communities, organizations and local governments in the Fox Valley region? Call Catherine Neiswender at (920) 410-9650 with any questions. Learn more about this opportunity […]

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Fruits and Vegetables – Healthy Many Ways!

Lorre Kolb’s interview with Barb Ingham, UW-Extension Food Scientist with the Department of Food Science at the UW-Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences. TRANSCRIPT Lorre Kolb: Eating healthy; including more fruits and vegetables in your diet. We’re visiting today with Barb Ingham, Extension Food Safety Specialist, Department of Food Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison/Extension, in the College […]

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Learn About the Five Essential Strengths that Keep Every Family Strong.

The Wisconsin Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Board recently launched the Five for Families campaign featuring an interactive website (www.FiveforFamilies.org) for parents, caregivers, friends, neighbors, and community members. The “five strengths” are: • Helping kids understand feelings • Parenting as children grow • Connecting with others • Building inner strength • Knowing how to find help […]

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Master Gardener Level 1 Training about to begin!

Winnebago County Master Gardener Level 1 Training will start September 11th at 9:30 am to 12:00 pm and will run every Tuesday through November 27th. There will be a required orientation to attend in order to sign up for the training. Orientation will be held Wednesday, August 15th at 10:00 am to 11:00 am OR […]

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Tips for Keeping Your Family Safe from Foodborne Illnesses

Barb Ingham, UW-Extension Food Scientist Department of Food Science UW-Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciencesbhingham@wisc.edu TRANSCRIPT Lorre Kolb: Outbreaks linked to fresh produce. We’re visiting today with Barb Ingham, Extension Food Safety Specialist, Department of Food Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison/Extension, in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, and I’m Lorre Kolb. Barb, why are we […]

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Midwest Convenience Store Serves Up Cyclospora in Del Monte Veggie Trays

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS), the Minnesota Department of Health, and local health departments are investigating an increase of Cyclospora infections. To date, 11 ill patients in Wisconsin and 3 in Minnesota have reported purchasing a vegetable tray from a Wisconsin or Minnesota Kwik Trip location before their illness.  The La Crosse, WI-based […]

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