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KEHA WEEK is happening now!

Front seated: Judge/Executive Johnny Roberts, standing, L to R:  Patsy Young, Paula Mason, Carolyn McCarty, Lori Hodskins, Lesa Keown, Martha Rice, Dorothy Whitman, Kaye Rice, Linda Prichard.

Learn how you can be a part of the Hancock County Homemakers organization. There is something for everyone!  The Food, Nutrition, and Health program has a 3 year focus.  2019-2022 (we don’t count 2020,do you?)  The  theme is making healthy choices, increasing food safety, & learning about local food resources. This will give your family access to healthy foods & help you extend your food dollars.

One great way to do this is to grow some of your own vegetables & fruits. Planning your garden now will help you have a great garden next year, Have your soil tested at the County Extension Office.  This will let you know if you need to amend your soil by balancing the nutrients. Check with the Extension agent to see when you should test your soil. You’re not sure how to can or freeze your produce? The extension office & your Homemakers groups can plan a training day if you are interested.  If a friend or family member knows how, ask if you can help them next year.  Canning for 2 or 3 families at one time will help save time & resources. Teamwork is a great idea! Enjoy friendship and working together.

You can also help with food insecure families by sharing your abundance!

Did you know that 1 of 6 Kentuckians is food insecure?  Help your community by assisting in food pantries or blessing boxes in the county.  Both NHES & SHES have a program to provide food to some children on the weekends.  Make a donation to the food charity of your choice.

Plate it up Kentucky Proud has a recipe of the day calendar for seasonal fruits & vegetable. Directions for the recipes, demo videos, as well as nutrition information for the dishes are included. Stop by the Hancock County Extension office for some recipes.

We also learn new ways to cook old favorites!

Everyone has a crockpot, but how about a One-Pot? This is one of the newest cooking trends.  Adapting Grandma’s recipes to a healthier version can be tricky. Learn how to update recipes or reduce the family serving of 10 to a more manageable size.  Learn the difference between vegan, vegetarian or a gluten free dish.

By making new healthier choices, you will become a healthier person or family.  Learning about life changing choices can help you learn about diabetes, how planning your meals may help reduce your blood sugar, and let you make decision about your health.  We also encourage everyone to have their A1C, cholesterol, and cancer screenings!

One of KEHA health focus is on Ovarian Cancer.  Learn more about the Ovarian Cancer Project through UK.

Contact us for more information on how you can join The Hancock County Homemakers. Check out our Facebook page, Hancock County Homemakers or”http://keha.orgkeha.org for more information.   #hancockhomemakers #bestkeptsecret #wearemorethanyouthink

 

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