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  • Cooperative

    Extension Service

    Nelson County

    317 S. 3rd Street

    Bardstown, KY. 40004

    Phone: (502) 348-9204

    Fax: (502) 348-9270

    March 2015Volume 4, Issue 3





    Find out on

    page 6.


    & sense

    -Message from the Agent

    -Upcoming Programs

    -Food for Thought

    -Community Corner

    -Healthy Game Day?

    -Programs At A Glance

    -Nelson County Up Close

    -For the Kids

    -Nutrition News

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    Don't worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you.

    -Robert Fulghum One of my flaws is that when I get into something,

    I GET INTO it. A casual game of catchphrase can turn into the biggest

    competition youve ever seen. You wanna go sledding? Sure, but dont expect to just slide down the hill. We will make a

    sweet ramp and some parallel tracks to race down. If you and I aren't already close friends, probably dont watch basketball with me the first time we hang out.

    Its just a basketball game. Get out of town with that kind of negativity. Basketball is serious. Losing? No thank you.

    This flaw trait comes from my father. Not long ago, he and I were at a game together, and it only

    took me about 3 minutes to realize that he and I did everything the exact same way. We sat the same way,

    bounced our leg the same way when moments were tense, clapped the same way, and even did this weird little fist

    pump the same way when someone hit a shot. Alarming.

    I dont tell you this to tell you that Im a competitive person and that I maybe need to work on some things, however

    true that may be. But instead to tell you that if youre a parent, your kid is watching everything you do.

    Luckily, my dad also taught me a lot of amazing things that have gotten me far in life: How to respect authority, the

    elderly, and the military. How to see opportunity. How to make small talk. How to network. How to be loving and kind,

    even when I dont feel very loving or kind.

    Point is, your kids arent just watching, theyre learning. How to handle life, from tragedies to basketball games.

    How theyll respond comes from you. Are you responding a way in which

    youd be proud to see them respond too?

    County Extension Agent for Family and Consumer Sciences

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    If you want children to keep their feet

    on the ground, put some

    responsibility on their shoulders.

    -Abigail Van Buren

    March 6:

    All Pro Dads 7:007:45 a.m.

    Coxs Creek Elementary March 9:

    Nelson County: Up Close 6:307:30 p.m.

    Nelson County Extension Office March 10: Eat $mart

    12:301:30 p.m. OR 5:306:30 p.m.

    March 12, 19, 26: Diabetes Classes 2:005:00 p.m.

    Nelson County Extension Office

    March 12: Leadership Lunch & Learn

    12:30 p.m. Bloomfield Library

    March 25: Making Green Cleaning Supplies

    5:30 p.m. Nelson County Extension Office

    March 27: All Pro Dads

    7:007:45 a.m. New Haven School (date change!)

    Foster Heights Elementary March 27:

    Free Family Movie Night 7:00 p.m.

    Nelson County Extension Office

    Food For Thought:

    Italicized dates on the calendar mean a community event. Check page 4 for

    those. Blue dates are Extension events.

    March 6 is

    Wear Blue

    Day for






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    What? JOB FAIRS Where? Kentucky Career Center

    860 W. Stephen Foster Blvd, Bardstown

    When? March 2 from 10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m. (Advantage Staffing)

    March 2 from 7:30 a.m.5:00 p.m. (Metalsa)

    March 4 from 10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m. (Colonial Health)

    What? Basic Computer Skills with Resume Preparation

    Where? Kentucky Career Center

    When? March 2, 4, 6 from 9:0010:30 a.m.

    What? Interviewing Techniques

    Where? Kentucky Career Center

    When? March 10, 24 from 9:0010:30 a.m.

    What? Yoga

    Where? Bloomfield Branch: NC Public Library

    When? March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 at 9:00 a.m. &

    March 4, 11, 18, 25 at 12:45 p.m.

    What? Go Girl Exercise

    Where? Bloomfield Branch: NC Public Library

    When? March 3, 6, 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, 27, 31

    at 9:00 a.m.

    Participation Station (502-331-4677) offers support groups and recovery meetings with trained individuals for those suffering with a mental illness: March 10 at 6:30 p.m. The center is open every MondayThursday from 11:30 a.m.- 2:30 p.m. (Located at 138 Robin Dr.)







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    Sweet Potato Nachos 3 medium sweet potatoes

    1 tbsp olive oil

    1 tsp chili powder

    1 tsp garlic powder

    1 1/2 tsp paprika

    1/3 cup black beans, drained, rinsed

    1/3 cup reduced fat shredded Cheddar cheese

    1/3 cup chopped tomato (OR 1/2 cup canned, diced tomatoes, drained)

    1/3 cup chopped avocado

    1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Cover the baking pans with foil and coat

    with nonstick cooking spray.

    2. Peel and slice sweet potatoes thinly. In a bowl, toss the rounds with olive

    oil, chili powder, garlic powder and paprika. Spread evenly on pan. Bake

    for 10 minutes and use spatula to flip sweet potato rounds. Bake for

    another 5-10 minutes or until crisp.

    3. Remove the pan from the oven and sprinkle beans and cheese over the

    sweet potatoes. Return to oven until cheese melts, about 2 minutes. Sprinkle

    with tomato and avocado. Serve.

    Dietary Exchanges:

    2 1/2 starch, 3 lean meat

    209 calories per serving

    $1.56 per serving

    Serves 6

    This recipe came from the

    American Heart Association

    webpage which can be found at:

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    Worried that tournament parties are going to

    throw off your resolutions?

    Heres some ways you can make your game day party snacks tasty

    AND good for you:

    -buy low or no salt options for all your chips

    -consider lemonades and punches instead of sodas

    -use smaller plates so youll consume smaller portions

    (even if you go back to the meal table a few times)

    -buy whole wheat bread and crackers

    -set out fresh fruit options

    In addition, consider making these swaps for your traditional options.

    Your guests will love them!

    KY Proud Recipes which can be found at:

    Traditional Salsa -> Cucumber, Corn and Bean Salsa

    Peach Cobbler --> Blackberry Peach Crumble

    Blueberry Trifle > Blueberry Cream Cheese Poundcake

    Traditional Pasta Salad > Broccoli Grape Pasta Salad

    Cream Cheese Corn -> Corn and Sweet Potato Confetti Salad

    Chicken Quesadillas --> Confetti Chicken Quesadillas

    Ranch Dip --> Bacon and Tomato Dip

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    For The Kids

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    Mechelle Coble, Diabetes Educator with the Lincoln Trail District Health Department, will

    be coming to Bardstown for a free, three session series on living well with your

    diabetes. If you or someone you love have diabetes, please join us! Shell make personalized meal plans and talk

    about managing your day to day life to live your best life with diabetes. Diabetes friendly snacks and recipes will be given out.

    Join us on Friday, March 27th for a free family movie

    night! Well be watching Monsters University and enjoying popcorn and drinks! Bring the whole family out. Wear your comfortable clothes and watch it on

    the big screen with us. RSVP by calling 502-348-9204!

    Programs At A Glance All Pro Dads is a free breakfast and bonding program at your childs school! Sponsored by the NFL, the program topics use sports themes to promote leadership and character. Each monthly lesson includes a conversation card and a challenge to complete with your child. Youll love getting to spend one hour a month with your child and theyll love it even more! RSVP through your childs FRYSC coordinator or calling 502-348-9204. Offered at New Haven, Coxs Creek and Foster Heights!

    Want to save money on cleaning supplies? Want to decrease the amount of chemicals in your home? Learn to do both at the same time! Join us on Wednesday, March 25th at 5:30 p.m. to get the recipes and make your own samples! $5.00. 502-348-9204 to RSVP.

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    Abby Van Meter, SNAP-Ed Nutrition Assistant

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