Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Lynnville Students are Eating Their Way to Better Health

During March and April, third grade students at Lynnville are participating in the Eat Your Way to Better Health Program (EYWTBH). This program is taught by Purdue Extension staff and the Warrick County Master Gardeners and serves to help youth to improve their eating habits while also learning the science behind growing vegetables.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Changing Your Plate

How can I put more color on my plate? Check out the new Purdue Extension web site "Enjoy Food. Be Active". Access the site for quick and easy recipes at: http://www.enjoy food beactive.org/default.aspx

Thursday, March 10, 2011

4-H 60 Challenge Set to Launch April 1

The 4-H 60 Challenge will begin in April and end at the conclusion of the 4-H fair in July. During this time frame, 4-H families are encouraged to complete at least 60 minutes of physical activity each day. Each person will self report their minutes of exercise on our website.

The 4-H club with the highest number of minutes per member will receive a 100 dollar award from the 4-H Council. Look for information about the 4-H 60 challenge in your mail box and on our website.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Spring Fling Breakfast

The Warrick County Extension Homemakers are sponsoring a "Spring Fling" Breakfast and Basket Auction on Saturday, April 30th, 10a.m., Warrick 4-H Community Center, Boonville, IN. Tickets are on sale for $7.50 (adult) & $3.75 (child - 4-12), 3 years and under are free. Breakfast menu will consist of Casserole, Fruit, Sweet Breads, Juice, Coffee, and Tea. Contact any Extension Homemaker for a ticket or the Extension Office at 897-6100.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Eat Right with Colors

Each color of the MyPyramid symbol represents the recommended proportion of foods from each food group and focuses on the importance of making smart food choices in every food group, every day. My Pyramid is a great tool for consumers to use to help them incorporate recommendations from the Dietary Guidelines for Americans into their daily eating plans.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Jelly Genes at Tennyson

We concluded the 4-H science series at Tennyson After school with a DNA activity. To introduce the topic of DNA to the students, we practiced making DNA stands out of jelly and crackers.

The process of making jelly cracker sandwiches helped to teach how genes come together to make DNA strands.

Warrick County 4-H Member Wins Citizenship Award

Katelyn Mehling, a member of Lakeside 4-H club, was recently recognized for her 4-H citizenship, leadership and community service activities by the Indiana Sons of the American Revolution.
Katelyn is currently serving as president of the Lakeside 4-H club and as treasurer of 4-H Jr. Leaders. She has also recently started an after-school language program at St. John's Elementary.