Family and Consumer Science Newsletter April 13-17, 2020

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April is National Minority Health Month: Daily themes are below.

Wellness Monday: Matcha and Meditation: Matcha is a hot tea drink that’s all the rage in the wellness world, and it pairs perfectly with meditation. With our daily routines changing instantly within the past few weeks, our stress levels may now be higher than what they were before. Meditation can reduce stress and bring inner peace. Some ideas for meditation include; Breathing deeply, walking and meditating, engaging in prayer, and reading and reflecting. Try one or all of these meditation methods for a relief of stress.

Trivia Tuesday: Moving more can give you a boost in a lot of ways. Can you name 4 ways in which moving more can be beneficial?

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Work Out Wednesday: Yoga is an exercise that can be used to promote both physical and mental well-being. Try a yoga routine with the family for this week’s Work Out Wednesday activity.

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Throwback Thursday: Pull out old family photos and enjoy the stories behind each photo.

Family Friday: Watch your favorite family movie together.

Spotlight Saturday: Strawberries With the arrival of strawberry season, and some extra time at home you can make easy freezer jam with strawberries or any berries of your choice.

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Recipes >>

Fact Sheet >>

Empowerment Sunday: “Health is a state of body. Wellness is a state of being.” – J. Stanford


Food Storage

Use this guide to determine how to best store your food. Depending on the food, different storage methods may be utilized: pantry, refrigerator and/or freezer. Some storage methods are for safety, others are for quality.

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Food Storage Quick Guide >>


Consumer Finance During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Manage Your Money

Tips to Stay on Top of Your Finances During the Coronavirus Pandemic >>


Credit Card Debt

Act Fast if you Can’t Pay Your Credit Cards >>


Tuesday Tips: A Series of 30-Minute Estate and Legacy Planning Webinars

Topic: Beneficiary Deeds 101

When: April 14, 2020 Time: 1:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m.

If you would like to participate in this webinar where you can hear the speakers, see PowerPoint slides, click on the access link to join the webinar.

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Or, you may call: +1-855-797-9485 US Toll free.