September:  Meal Kits—Are They Worth It


Training Date - August 22 at 10:00 a.m.

There is high demand for convenience in our society.  As a result, meal-kit services have become increasingly popular.  Participants in this program will learn the benefits and drawbacks of meal kits and determine whether they are an appropriate use of food dollars for their lifestyle.

 

October: Addiction 101

Training Date - September 26 at 10:00 a.m.

Drug addiction is a devastating disease that affects individuals, families, and even entire communities.  Despite the fact that much research has been conducted on addiction, it is not well understood by the general public.  Frequently, family members and friends will want to know “Why don’t they just stop?”  Addiction 101 provides basic instruction on what addiction is, what causes addiction, how people recover from addiction, and what families and friends can do to help.

 

November:  Beginning Back Yard Birding

Training Date - October 24 at 10:00 a.m.

Learn to identify birds in your backyard.  You will discover the calls and  songs as well distinguish between the wide variety of our feathered friends.  Participants will also make-n-take a simple bird seed feeder.

 

December: 

Training Date -  Mailout

 

January: 

Training Date -  Mailout                                                                                        
 

February:  Sweet Enough Without All That Sugar

Training Date - January 23 at 10:00 a.m.

Sugar in its many forms has become a headliner in recent years.  We know the overindulgence of foods high in calories and low in nutrition can lead to chronic health problems.  Many of these foods are high in added sugar.  This leads many to question what role sugar plays in the diet.  This program will aim to answer the questions of how much sugar we should consume, the differences in nutritive and non-nutritive sugars, and how we can reduce sugar in our diet. 

 

March:  The Buzz About Honey

Training Date -  February 27 at 10:00 a.m.

Honey is one of our most ancient food sources, but what do you really know about it?  The Buzz about Honey is designed to inform you about Kentucky honey production, its benefits, and ways to use honey in cooking.  Additional activities might include a honey tasting, a honey recipe tasting, or a plant and seed swap for plants that attract pollinators. 

 

April:  Planning Your Digital Estate

Training Date -  March 26 at 10:00 a.m.

When we think about estate planning, we most often think of planning for traditional assets like money, property, and more.  In today’s digital world, we also need to have a plan for our digital information.  This lesson will build an understanding of the difference between a traditional estate plan and a digital estate plan, aid you in taking inventory of digital assets and guide the development of a digital estate plan. 

 

May:  Hosting a Smarter Potluck

Training Date -  April 23 at 10:00 a.m.

Learn how you can use Behavioral Economics concepts from Cornell University’s popular Smarter Lunchrooms Movement to re-vamp your Extension Homemaker or church potluck to enable the guests to make choices that won’t sabotage their healthy eating plan.  Make your potluck truly welcoming to guests with diabetes, heart issues, and special dietary needs without eliminating a single one of your favorite dishes.