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COMMENTS FROM CHERYL

Family Issues Summit set Feb. 11 in Waco
Cheryl Walker

Texas AgriLife Extension Ser v ice is sponsoring a Central Texas Family Issues Summit in Waco on Friday, Feb. 11. The theme for the summit is “A Blueprint for a Child’s Development” with a variety of topics, including:

• A Father’s Involvement in a Child’s Development by Ron Klinger, Ph.D

• How Exercise Can Benefit the Total Wellbeing of a Child by Van Davis, MAT, RMT, CPFT

• Learning Math Concepts from Every Day Activities by Brenda Fudge

• Teaching Money Skills to Children and Teens by Jacquelyn White, MS

• The Growing Trend of Bullying by Attorney General’s Office

The Family Issues Summit will be conducted from 8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the McLennan Community College Emergency Services Education Center in Waco. Pre-registration must be postmarked by Feb. 1 for the $25 per person registration. On-site registration will be $30. The registration fee includes lunch.

For registration forms and additional information, contact the Milam County Extension Office, 100 E. 1st Street in Cameron, 254-697-7045, ce-walker@tamu.edu or http://milam-tx.tamu.edu/. CEU’s are offered for the training. ‘DINNER TONIGHT’–If you are looking for a quick and easy recipe for dinner, take a look at the “Dinner Tonight” website sponsored by the Texas AgriLife Extension Service at http://healthyliving. tamu.edu/. This is a weekly recipe idea that can help you make nutritious and healthy choices for dinner.

Sometimes we just need some ideas to get us started so we can skip the fast food trap. The “Dinner Tonight” website offers a variety of ideas. You can print recipes and/or view videos.

Here is an easy dip recipe off the website.

Veggie Dip 1/2 cup skim milk 2 cups low-fat cottage cheese 1 envelope dry onion soup mix

Place milk and cottage cheese in blender and mix until smooth.

Stir in soup mix and chill for at least an hour.

Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Chill Time: 60 minutes
Serves: 40 (1 Tablespoon)


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