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The KAFCE Educational Program Committee
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KANSAS FCE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM COMMITTEE LESSONS:
*Make Your Day A Little Smoother!by Edith McClain, KAFCE Vice President Tired of skipping meals or eating on the run? There is a better solution. Make healthy smoothies, and you have it all covered. Only three steps: Ingredients, Blend, and Drink. Real food is always best, but when there isn’t enough time, smoothies have it all.
*Kids In The Kitchenby Susan Gartrell, State EPC What kid doesn’t like to eat? What kid doesn’t need to eat!! Making food choices and helping prepare their own meals gets kids into the kitchen and helps them develop healthy eating habits.
*GROUP PROCESS…Putting the Pieces Togetherby Edith McClain, KAFCE VP Working together for the betterment of our FCE and Community, we CAN make a HUGE difference. Get together with members, youth, & others in the community. Find a common passion & work together. Everyone benefits when the pieces are all put together.
*CHARACTER COUNTS!—Citizenship—as an FCE lesson.
Leader’s guide written by Edith McClain, KAFCE Vice President
*Learn what true citizenship means
*Learn words & actions that show citizenship
*Learn to recognize opportunities to show good citizenship
*CHARACTER COUNTS!—Citizenship—Essay & Artwork Contest—complete details and packet can be downloaded on www.nafce.org.
2018 K-State Family Consumer Science Lessons
*Alzheimer’s 101by Erin Yelland, Extension Specialist, Adult Development and Aging
Kansas’s aging population is rapidly increasing, and with that will come unique opportunities as well as challenges, one of which is Alzheimer’s disease. Everyone with a brain is at risk for Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia, which is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. This lesson will provide information on the differences between dementia and Alzheimer’s, how Alzheimer’s impacts the brain, risk factors for Alzheimer’s, symptoms of the disease, action steps, & benefits of early diagnosis.
*Healthy Cooking Stylesby Donna Krug, Extension Agent, Barton County
Have you ever tried sautéing with water or tried preparine a boiled salad? It is easy to get in a rut and prepare the same foods in the same way. This lesson will introduce some healthy cooking techniques that that result in creating more variety in the dishes you serve your family. Food that we eat provides the energy we need. Different cooking styles can affect the energy in our food.
*Tap To Togethernessby Bradford Wiles, Extension Specialist, Child Development
This program aims to build family relations and increase health and physical activities of families with young children through learning to tap dance. Anyone can learn the steps, and then teach others, especially the youth.
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