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Older Americans Month 2018

Every May, the Administration on Aging, part of the Administration for Community Living, leads our nation’s observance of Older American’s Month. The 2018 theme, Engage at Every Age, emphasizes that you are never too old (or young) to take part in activities that can enrich your physical, mental, and emotional well-being. It also celebrates the many ways in which older adults make a difference in our communities.

Participating in activities that promote mental and physical wellness, offering your wisdom and experience to the next generation, seeking the mentorship of someone with more life experience than you—those are just a few examples of what being engaged can mean. No matter where you are in your life, there is no better time than now to start. We hope you will join in and Engage at Every Age!

Use the materials, activities, and resources on this site to promote and celebrate #OAM18!

President Donald J. Trump Proclaims May 2018 as Older Americans Month

Older Americans Month Statement By Lance Robertson, ACL Administrator and Assistant Secretary for Agingpic2

 

Food & Nutrition

Do you know how much calcium children need?

ATLANTA — In honor of May’s National Osteoporosis Awareness Month, The Dairy Alliance (formerly the Southeast United Dairy Industry Association) surveyed more than 1,000 parents in the Southeast to learn about their family’s milk, yogurt and cheese consumption habits to understand the most per…Read More

Food & Nutrition

Americans told to toss romaine lettuce over E. coli

PHOENIX (AP) — U.S. health officials on Friday told consumers to throw away any store-bought romaine lettuce they have in their kitchens and warned restaurants not to serve it amid an E. coli outbreak that has sickened more than 50 people in several states. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control …Read More

Agriculture

Solar powered pump

Solar powered pump

 

AgriLife Extension’s Bennett Trust Land Stewardship Conference May 3-4 in San Angelo

Water conservation, livestock watering options to be discussed

More information on the trust and conference is available at https://agrilife.org/bennetttrust/ or by contacting Josh Blanek, AgriLife Extension agent in Tom Green County and event coordinator, at 325-659-6523 or j-blanek@tamu.edu.

4-H Youth

A Stitch in Thyme Camp

A Stitch in Thyme Camp

Agriculture

FORT WORTH, Texas — The 2018 Cattle Raisers Convention wrapped up today at the Fort Worth
Convention Center. Attendees from across the state and country gathered to hear industry experts,
engage in educational opportunities, connect with other ranchers and browse an enormous trade
exposition featu…

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Cattle Raisers Convention

 

 

Horticulture

Oak Wilt Disease

4-H Youth

Honorable Sonny Perdue, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, presents Zippy Duvall, president of the American Farm Bureau Federation, with the Distinguished 4-H Alumni Medallion during the 9th annual National 4-H Council Legacy Awards on Tuesday, March 20, 2018, in Washington. (AP Images for National 4-H Council) (PRNewsfoto/National 4-H Council)

National 4-H Council Legacy Awards

Food & Nutrition

 

 

It’s National Nutrition Month – “Go Further with Food”

https://www.eatright.org/food/…/national-nutrition-month/national-nutrition-month

 

Food & Nutrition

Killing Carbohydrates: The Ketogenic Diet Craze

It may seem like it’s another day, another diet. One you may have been hearing about recently is the ketogenic diet, which is low in carbs and high in protein and fat. But any diet that eliminates certain food categories can have its drawbacks.      Learn More    

 Food & Nutrition tion

15 Fueling Snacks to Take to Your Child’s Game

kids playing soccer - 15 Fueling Snacks to Take to Your Child

@eatright When your little league baseball player or soccer star says, “Your turn to bring snacks,” here’s a snack game plan that provides nourishing, tasty choices for the hungry kids  http://bit.ly/1VaYg0z

Food & Nutrition

Cherry Vanilla Ice Cream

Looking to cool off from this hot summer heat?  Try making our Cherry Vanilla Ice Cream for a cool treat!

Cherry Vanilla Ice cream a recipe by Dinner Tonight

http://dinnertonight.tamu.edu/recipe/cherry-vanilla-ice-cream/

 

Health & Wellness

This article was in the Health Hints newsletter recently. It explains some important numbers for your heart health.

Is Your LDL Cholesterol as Low as It Should Be? (Infographic)

Heart Health: 6 Numbers You Need to Know

When it comes to your health, there are some numbers you should know by heart. Discover if your numbers are where they should be, and get tips for disease prevention and heart-healthy living in these infographics:

http://cle.clinic/2lqINPL

 

Food & Nutrition

March is National Nutrition Month, when the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics reminds everyone to return to the basics of healthy eating. It is also the time of year when the Academy celebrates expertise of registered dietitian nutritionists as the food and nutrition experts.

Check out this link for information on making healthy food choices for you and your family!

http://www.eatright.org/resource/food/nutrition/dietary-guidelines-and-myplate/eating-right-isnt-complicated

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