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  • Cooperative

    Extension Service

    Nelson County

    317 S. 3rd Street

    Bardstown, KY. 40004

    Phone: (502) 348-9204

    Fax: (502) 348-9270


    Dollars and Sense

    August 2014Volume 3, Issue 8

    Healthy Living 4

    Nutritious Foods 5-6

    Healthy Homes

    Embracing Age 10-11

    Financial Stability 9

    Nurturing Families 8

    Empowering Leaders

    Neat Ideas 7

    Upcoming Events 3


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    Check out our new calendar

    on page 3! Were going to be

    including community events

    in our calendar from now on.

    If you know of any going on,

    please let us know!

    We want you to be aware of

    all non-profit events that may

    benefit you or your family.

    Sometimes, other agencies

    are offering classes that we

    arent offering and we want

    you to know about them!

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    Hey All!

    Can you believe its already time for the kids to go back to

    school!? Summer flew by. But that doesnt mean you have to

    quit spending your days together! Make one night a week

    family game night. Have everyone be home at a certain time,

    say 6:00 every Tuesday, and commit to making it a priority.

    Watch how your kids grow and how much theyll come to

    love it! Traditions are huge to kids once theyre grown, and

    often times, thats what will bring them home from college

    when it seems like its been ages since youve seen them.

    Make time for your kids now, and theyll make time for you

    later. What a great investment, right?

    Also, be sure to check out the next page were including

    community events on our calendar now! Be sure you check

    out the location on each program just to be safe!

    CEA for Family

    and Consumer Sciences

    Food for Thought Education is what remains after one has

    forgotten what

    one has learned

    in school.

    ~Albert Einstein

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    August 2014 Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat

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    Extension programs are in green.

    RSVP by calling 502-348-9204 or online at: http://nelson.ca.uky.edu/fcs

    Community program dates are in red

    August 4: Basic Computer Skills and Resume Assistance9:00 a.m.

    Kentucky Career Center (860 W Stephen Foster Blvd)

    August 5: Beginning Sewing for AdultsRSVP REQUIRED

    August 6: Basic Computer Skills and Resume Assistance9:00 a.m.

    Kentucky Career Center (860 W Stephen Foster Blvd)

    August 8: Basic Computer Skills and Resume Assistance9:00 a.m.

    Kentucky Career Center (860 W Stephen Foster Blvd)

    August 12: Interviewing Techniques Workshop9:00 a.m.

    Kentucky Career Center (860 W Stephen Foster Blvd)

    August 13: Living on a Reduced Income9:00 a.m.

    Kentucky Career Center (860 W Stephen Foster Blvd)

    August 14: All Things Tomatoes1:00 p.m.

    Bloomfield Library (34 Arnold Lane, Bloomfield)

    August 15: Nazareth Villages Anniversary Party

    August 26: Interviewing Techniques Workshop9:00 a.m.

    Kentucky Career Center (860 W Stephen Foster Blvd)

    Every Tuesday

    from 8:30 a.m.

    to 12:00 p.m.,

    the Kentucky

    Career Center

    will have



    enrollment and



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    New Ways to Fire Up the Grill Sources: Ingrid Adams, UK Association Extension Professor, & Rebecca Shepherd-Smith, UK intern

    Grilling is one of many peoples favorite parts of summer, but it doesnt always have to involve hamburgers, hot dogs and barbeque. There are plenty of creative ways to grill that can be healthier for you too.

    We all know, to be healthier, we should choose healthier foods. When grilling, you can think beyond the staples by preparing more nutrient-dense foods on the grill. You can successfully grill a variety of fruits. Peaches and pineapples both work exceptionally well on the grill as they can be used with meat as a main dish or with some cinnamon and low-fat whipped topping as a dessert.

    Numerous vegetables can be grilled including zucchini, squash, eggplant, tomatoes, onions and peppers. Some of these you can place right on the grill, but for others, you might want to purchase a grilling basket. These are relatively inexpensive and usually available at any large grocery or hardware store.

    While grilling fruits and veggies may sound simple enough, remember that you can make any food healthy or unhealthy by the way you prepare it. Good examples of this are fried chicken compared to baked chicken and a raw apple versus an apple pie.

    Hamburgers, chicken and steak are great grilling options, but so are fish and pork chops. If youre worried about your family turning up their noses at fish that is not breaded, try grilling fish they may be already used to, like catfish or cod. They may end up liking it more than the fried version.

    Many of you are interested in getting the most from your food dollars, and you can grill on budget. Look for potential grilling items on sale at the grocery store. When you find a good deal, buy multiples. Chicken and less expensive cuts of beef that can be used over several meals in salads, fajitas and stir fry dishes are great grilling options. When you fire up the grill, you can use the surplus to prepare all your meals for the week at once and save yourself time during the workweek.

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    Put it in Your Recipe Box!

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    Put it in Your Recipe Box!

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    Well Thats A Neat Idea!

    Dont like your old door mat

    anymore? Dont throw it


    Go buy two of your favorite

    colors of spray paint and give

    it a new life!

    All you need:

    Two cans of spray paint

    Painters tape

    And voila! You have a brand

    new door mat that perfectly

    matches your personality!



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    For The Kids

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    Control Your Back to School Spending

    A first step in controlling back-to school spending is to create a written plan. For example, begin making your plan early in the year, and include all the expenses you expect to make.

    Think about how much you can afford to spend for supplies, backpacks, uniforms, shoes, etc... Set a spending limit for each item on your list. Set a spending limit for each student on your list. Decide how you are going to pay for your purchases. If you decide to use cash only, leave your credit cards at home when you go shopping. If you decide to use checks, be sure to record each check after it is written and figure the balance before writing another check.

    If you decide to use credit, choose one credit card for all your back-to-school spending. Plan to use your credit card with the lowest annual interest rate. Using one card will help you keep track of your spending more easily and help you control your spending. An easy way to stay within your spending limit as you shop is to write your limit on an envelope. Put the envelope in your wallet, and each time you spend money for that item or person, write the amount on the envelope and subtract it from your limit.

    Then, put the receipts in the envelope. You can record the amount

    whether youve used a credit card or cash. Keeping a running total

    will help you think before spending more than your limit.

    Source: www.extension.org

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    Carotenoids and Eye Health What are carotenoids?

    Carotenoids are vitamin A-like compounds found in plants.

    They have various roles in human health. Some are provitamin A

    carotenoids. Our bodies can convert these carotenoids into the

    active form of vitamin A known as retinol. Beta-carotene is a well-

    known provitamin A carotenoid.

    Carotenoids that cannot be converted to vitamin A are called

    non-provitamin A carotenoids. They are a type of phytochemical

    (PC)chemicals in plants that are not essential for life. Some

    5,000 PCs have been identified, and probably thousands more

    exist in fruits, vegetables, and other plant foods. PCs are of

    interest because many of them affect our health. Some reduce risk

    for the major chronic diseases, such as heart disease, stroke,

    cancer, and type 2 diabetes. Others impact urinary tract, prostate,

    or eye health. This fact sheet focuses on lutein and zeaxanthin

    (zee-uh-zan-thin), non-provitamin A carotenoids that promote eye


    What is AMD?

    AMD is age-related macular degeneration. The macula is the

    center part of the retina. It is the part of the eye that helps us

    focus images. When the macula is harmed, images in the center of

    the field of vision are blurred. AMD is the leading cause of

    blindness among adults over 60 years of age in the U.S.

    Exposure to sunlight and to free radicals can harm the macula and

    cause AMD. We can protect our eyes from sunlight by wearing

    sunglasses when we are outdoors. We can help protect the...

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    ...macula from free-radical damage by having a ready supply of

    antioxidants in our bodies. The best way to do this is to eat a diet

    rich in colorful fruits and veggies that provide lutein and zeaxanthin.

    What are lutein and zeaxanthin?

    Lutein and zeaxanthin are non-prov