HCE On the Move and In The Groove

On the Move and in the Groove is an HCE (Home Community Education) program that will be focusing on walking and exercise as a county-wide activity. Any activity you do between March 2nd and May 24th can be counted. This includes walking, biking, gardening, cleaning, painting, swimming, hiking, etc.   Each 20 minutes equals 1 point, for […]

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Dealing with Bullies: Tips for Parents

Bullying has been the subject of media reports lately, but in reality, it is a problem that has been around for a long time. In fact, the rate of bullying has stayed fairly steady for the last decade. About twenty-five percent of kids between the ages of 12-18 say they have been bullied in the […]

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Fit Families Rock! Programs in Janesville and Beloit

Are you looking to participate in a program to increase health, lose weight, and eat healthier? Janesville and Beloit are offering an amazing 11- week Fit Families Rock Program that willl help parents and children get fit together. Educators work with families to find the behaviors, nutrition habits and activities that will work best for them over a lifetime. For more […]

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Keep Summer Healthy and Food-Safe!

Whether you’re enjoying a picnic, a cookout or simply a meal on the back deck, eating outdoors is a highlight of the summer season for most of us. But warmer weather can also set the stage for foodborne illness when foods are cooked or handled improperly, says Rock County Family Living Educator and Registered Dietitian […]

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Research: Teenage brains inclined to risk-taking

Parents, if your teen sometimes engages in risky behaviors that seem hard to fathom, take heart. According to a University of Wisconsin-Extension/UW-Madison teen specialist, teenagers are physically, socially and emotionally programmed for behavior that people in other stages of life might find perplexing. “A better understanding of the teenage brain helps to explain this,” says […]

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