FCS October 2023

FCS October 2023

FCS October 2023

October 2023 Edition

Family & Consumer Sciences
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October 2023 FCS Newsletter

October 1-7
4-H Week
October 6
Brown Bag Book Club 12:30 p.m.
October 8-14
Area Schools Fall Break
October 16
Tune in to WBKR
October 18
Pecan Orders Due
October 19
Calendar Recipe Demo on Facebook
October 20
Enrollment Forms, Dues, and Goals Due
October 24
Homemaker Lesson Trainings-Daviess Co
Executive and Advisory Council Meeting
October 26
Diabetes Friendly Cooking Class
October 28
Halloween at the Farmers’ Market
October 31
Happy Halloween!
November 4
Holiday Market at the Farmers’ Market
November 5
Fall Back 1 Hour
November 9
What’s an Extension Homemaker?
November 23-24
Office Closed for Thanksgiving

October recipe:  Italian One Pot Pasta and Beans

Tune into WBKR 92.5 every 3rd Monday around 8:10am to hear our SNAP assistant, Catherine Dowdy, talk about the monthly recipe.
Be sure to check out the Daviess County Extension Facebook page on the 3rd Thursday of the month for a cooking demonstration of the monthly recipe from our SNAP Nutrition Calendars!

Daviess County Extension Family and Consumer Sciences Extension Agent and the Daviess County Diabetes Coalition present Diabetes Friendly Cooking Class!

Thursday, October 26th
10:00am and again at 5:00pm.
At the Daviess County Extension Office
Samples will be provided.
Deadline to register is
Monday, October 23. 

Please call to RSVP, 270-685-8480.

Have you ever wondered,
“What’s an Extension Homemaker?”

Come enjoy Homemaker information, snacks, and holiday planning tips.
Thursday, November 9th 
6:30 p.m.

Daviess County Extension Office

RSVP is appreciated, but not necessary.
Please call 270-685-8480

Source: Katherine Jury, Extension Specialist for Family Health

There are many things to love about autumn: The air begins to cool down a bit, leaves change colors, and there are many special foods and fragrances that we associate with this time of year. However, autumn can also bring specific health concerns for some people. You can address your health concerns and still enjoy the season and all it has to offer.

Dry Skin - As the air cools, some people have more dry skin. To prevent cracking and itching, try to stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water, continuing to wear sunscreen when outdoors, and use a lotion or cream skin barrier to help moisturize skin when you get out of the bath or shower.

Decreased Immune Function - You may find yourself getting sick more as the seasons change. Stay up to date on all vaccines, wash your hands, and check with your doctor if allergy or cold symptoms become persistent.

Sleep Disturbances - Even though the days are becoming shorter, you may find that you are getting less sleep at night. This can happen as the season change affects circadian rhythms. Try to establish a consistent bedtime routine, plan to get at least seven to eight hours of sleep per night, and avoid screens once you turn off the lights.

Take advantage of the change in seasons to catch up on needed annual health exams as well. If you have not done so, schedule an annual physical, dental cleaning, and vision check. These strategies combined can help you have an enjoyable autumn and end the year well.

Reference: https://www.cdc.gov/chronicdisease/resources/infographic/healthy-fall.htm

Lesson for the Month
Planning Thrifty and Healthy Holiday Meals
-This is a Food, Nutrition & Health lesson
Roll Call
In October we celebrate Halloween  What was your favorite costume ever?
Thought of the Month
“Authenticity is the daily practice of letting go of who we think we are supposed to be and embracing who we are.”

                                    —Brené Brown

Homemaker Lesson Training
October 24, 2023

Daviess County Extension Office
October 25, 2023
Henderson County Extension Office
10:00 November lesson: Carbon Monoxide Learn the steps you can take to keep you and your loved ones safe  (Environment, Housing, and Energy)
11:00 January lesson:  KEHA Plays Pickleball Will highlight the health benefits and teach members how to play
(Family and Individual Development)
12:15 Daviess County Homemaker Executive and Advisory Council Meeting

Stop by the Daviess County Extension Office on Water it Wednesday, October 11, to pick up a goodie bag to celebrate KEHA week. Quantities limited.

Pecan Orders due Wednesday October 18