September is National Fruits & Vegetables Month

To celebrate National Fruits and Vegetables Month UW-Madison Division of Extension in Monroe County invites children and their families to participate with our MyPlate Bingo activity! This activity will take place for the entire month of September. Throughout the month circle the fruits and vegetables you eat on the provided MyPlate bingo card. If you […]

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Aging Mastery Program

The gift of time, what will you do with it? The Aging Mastery Program® (AMP), developed by the National Council on Aging is a nationwide program whose core philosophy believes modest lifestyle changes can produce big results, leading to improved health, stronger economic security, and overall well-being. UW-Madison Division of Extension, in partnership with Monroe County ADRC are excited […]

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Juneteenth

Juneteenth is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the emancipation of enslaved African Americans. Even though the Emancipation Proclamation was made effective in 1863, it could not be implemented in places still under Confederate control. As a result, in the westernmost Confederate state of Texas, enslaved people would not be free until much […]

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Baby Formula Shortage

Many families rely on formula to feed their babies and have found shortages of formula in stores. The shortage is due in part to the recall of formula manufactured by Abbott Nutrition that may be contaminated with Salmonella or Cronobacter, two pathogens that are extremely harmful to infants, The facility that made the formula (located […]

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Wisdom Wednesday

Please join the African American and Black Employee Resource Group (AABERG) for our annual Juneteenth presentation when we will have the honor of hearing from Brandon Frame, founder of TheBlackManCan Institute. What: Define Yourself, Redefine the World, with Brandon Frame When: Wednesday, June 8, 12:00-1:30 Register here Brandon has applied his passion for business and […]

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Mindful Movement for Mental Wellness

Join us for the entire month of May as we raise awareness for Mental Wellness in this free virtual event, presented by The Monroe County Mental Health Coalition. May is Mental Health Month, May 1st – May 31st. Walk, stroll, cycle, hike, stretch, run, meditate. Move however you like! Everyone can join and participate – […]

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RECALL – Organic Zucchini

National recall of zucchini sold at Walmart stores in Wisconsin. On April 19, 2022, World Variety Produce Inc. (Los Angeles, CA) issued a recall notice for organic zucchini shipped to Walmart stores in 18 states after government testing revealed contamination with Salmonella. The Marketside brand organic zucchini was shipped to Walmart stores in 18 states, including the Midwest […]

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Youth Mental Health First Aid Training

Division of Extension is offering Mental Health First Aid, a program that teaches participants how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness and substance use disorders. There will be a training on June 21, 2022 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at The Sparrow’s Nest at the Abbey in Sparta. Cost is […]

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Coping With Rising Prices

With gas prices passing $4.00/gallon in Wisconsin many of us are feeling the pinch at the pump. While many families are still recovering from losing income during the pandemic, the current spikes in prices for gas and food can feel particularly hard to manage right now. Consider trying some of the strategies listed below to […]

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International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the historical, cultural, and political achievements of women. The day also observed in support of taking action against gender inequality around the world. We all know the world couldn’t run without women. This is the day to appreciate their efforts! Organizations large and small come […]

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