FCS June 2023
June 2023 EditionFamily & Consumer Sciences
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June 2023 FCS Newsletter
Sign up for fruit bouquet class opens
Calendar Recipe demo on Facebook: Blueberry Cheesecake Bars
Food + Art + Health at Farmers’ Market
Happy Father’s Day!
Juneteenth - Office Closed
Fruit Bouquet Class
Homemakers County Annual Meeting
Independence Day - Office Closed
Check in entries for County Fair 4-7p.m.
Daviess County Lion’s Club Fair
Pick up entries from fair 2-4 p.m.
Sorry, we’re closed June 19 – Juneteenth and July 4 – Independence Day
Come visit the Owensboro Regional Farmers Market on Saturday, June 3rd from 8am to 12pm and stop by the Daviess County Extension Booth!
The “Dairy Godmother” will be there reading a book to the children and letting them make ice cream in a bag!
On June 17th, we will have activities for the kids and samples for everyone!
Be sure to come see us on July 8th to taste test different types of salsa!
Nutrition for Strong Bones and Muscles
Healthy eating enhances bone and muscle strength. Strong bones and muscles help prevent falls. Eating for bone and muscle health includes three key strategies:
Power up with protein. Protein helps build and repair muscle. Men need 60 to 66 grams or more of protein each day. Women need 45 to 50 grams or more each day. Good protein sources include lean meat, milk, cottage cheese, Greek yogurt, eggs, beans, nuts, and seeds.
Consume calcium. Calcium keeps bones and muscles strong and works with Vitamin D (which you get from spending time in the sun). Men should aim for 1,000 to 1,200 milligrams of calcium each day. Women need 1,200 milligrams daily. Foods rich in calcium include dairy products, leafy green vegetables, seeds, sardines, salmon, beans and lentils, almonds, and fortified foods and drinks. Food and drinks that have 20% or more of the % Daily Value for calcium are considered excellent sources.
Choose foods over supplements. Many supplements and products are available on the market that promote strong bones and muscles. It is best to get nutrients, like protein and calcium, from food sources rather than supplements, unless your medical provider says differently. This allows the body to receive all the nutrients the food may have and provides more nutritional bang for your buck.
Small choices over time can support bone and muscle strength. No one is too young or too old to start thinking about bone and muscle health. To learn your specific protein and calcium needs, talk to your health-care provider or find a Registered Dietitian (RD) in your area to help. For a Plate it up! Kentucky Proud recipe that is an excellent source of calcium, check out http://fcs-hes.ca.uky.edu/recipe/kickin-greens.
Reference: Nutrition and Fall Prevention. (2016). Retrieved 3 April 2023, from: https://www.nutrition.va.gov/docs/UpdatedPatientEd/NutritionFallRiskPrevention.pdf#:~:text=Eating%20healthy%20helps%20decrease%20your%20risk%20of%20falls,exercise%20program%20that%20helps%20to%20prevent%20muscle%20loss
Source: Heather Norman-Burgdolf, PhD, Extension Specialist for Food and Nutrition
Fruit Bouquet Class
Sign-ups begin June 1st!
Learn how to make a fun and edible gift.
Thursday, June 22nd at 2pm.
The class is limited so you must call to sign up.
It’s Almost Fair Time
Daviess County Lion’s Club Fair July 19-22
Check in entries: July 18, 4-7 p.m.
Pick up entries: July 22, 2-4 p.m.
Watch social media for an announcement when Fair Books are ready! Kentucky State Fair August 16-26 check out events at www.kystatefair.org
Lesson for the Month
Clubs plan their own programs, educational tours, etc.
In May we celebrate fathers. Share a favorite Father’s Day memory.
Thought of the Month
“Dads are the most ordinary men turned by love into heroes, adventurers, storytellers, and singers of song.”
Southern Belle exclaimed, “Hats Off to Women!” in May.
The Extension Office is decorating for June and July.
County Annual Meeting Cupcake Celebration!
Friday, June 30th 2:00 p.m.
Daviess County Extension Office
Please call 270-685-8480 to RSVP by June 23rd.
Homemaker Leader Lesson trainings start back up August 22 and 23. Full lesson schedule is on the back of this page.