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Mental Health Month is Also for Men: Strong Minds 4 Men

We continue to highlight our Strong Minds 4 Men awareness campaign focused on men’s mental health.  In honor of their son Jake, who died by suicide three years ago, the Siebers Family has sponsored the printing of Strong Minds 4 Men beverage coasters for distribution at local bars & restaurants.  The coasters feature the website […]

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Compassionate Care: Supporting Healing in the Workplace

People can cope with challenging experiences and continue to meaningfully contribute to the workplace, if there is an intentional culture that supports healing.  This does not mean that leaders must be healers.  Leaders can, however, create an environment that encourages and supports employees as they work on their own health and well-being: Cultivate healing environments […]

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Join Us for Practicing the Pause: A Self-Care Community of Practice

Practicing the Pause is a weekly, 30-minute virtual space to practice a variety of techniques to calm your mind and body, decrease stress, and increase self-awareness and resiliency.  We’ll practice holding space while also practicing skills such as deep breathing, guided imagery, gentle stretching, and more. We will gather every Thursday morning, from 8:30 – […]

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Fox Cities Mind Your Wellness Survey

As the health impacts of the pandemic continue, it’s important we take steps to evaluate the mental health of our Fox Cities community, identify where change is needed, and develop solutions for support and prevention.  This important work begins with you!  3 minutes is all it takes to: COMPLETE THE SURVEY IMPACT YOUR COMMUNITY SHAPE […]

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Money as You Grow Training

Designed for child care providers, librarians, after school staff, and others who work with children, Money as You Grow uses children’s books to teach kids about money.  Children as young as 3 can learn basic financial concepts that help prepare them to make sound money decisions as adults. Here’s what you’ll get in this one-hour […]

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Emergency Broadband Benefit: Helping Households Connect During the Pandemic

Extension Winnebago County is working to help build consumer awareness about the Emergency Broadband Benefit, a new Federal Communications Commission (FCC) program.  The temporary benefit will help to lower the cost of broadband service for eligible households during the on-going COVID-19 pandemic. The $3.2B Emergency Broadband Benefit program provides a discount of up to a […]

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The Jar Sealed, is the Food Still Safe? (and Other Questions)

Cells and spores of C. botulinum. Image courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control. Tested recipes recommend glass Mason-style jars and 2-piece self-sealing lids for home canning.  In the past few weeks, several calls have come in about jars and lids and ensuring a good seal when canning foods at home.  Handling jars and lids correctly will go […]

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Are You Ready for Canning Season?

Will you be harvesting any foods to preserve this year?  Make sure your canner lid is functioning properly with a yearly test.  The Extension Winnebago County office offers free testing of pressure canner lids!  Testing is available by appointment only at this time.  Please contact Mandi Dornfeld, Human Development & Relationships Educator, at amanda.dornfeld@wisc.edu to […]

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Bake Before You Bite

Even more evidence this week from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) of the importance of cooking flour-containing products before eating.  National foodborne illness outbreaks in 2016 and again in 2019 tied to pathogenic E. coli have been linked to consumers eating raw dough or batter.  An outbreak report released this week indicated that several people interviewed admitted […]

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