How many times each day do you see requests to “Like Us on Facebook,” “Follow Us on Twitter,” or “Check In on foursquare?” Have you ever searched for a business on Google and found a map to the location? Do you or someone you know use a smart phone to find information about businesses?
Are you looking for more information to help make your livestock enterprise more profitable?
Parenting is not easy, but with love, limits and lots of involvement, parents can be a major influence in developing happy, healthy and well-behaved children.
Just in time to rescue failed New Year’s resolutions to improve health and personal finances, an online Small Steps to Health and Wealth™ (SSHW) Challenge called “Winter 2012 SSHW Challenge” is being launched.
Julia Sullivan from Project Linus was invited to the 4-H Palette of Fun Art Club meeting on December 2.
The members of the Delaware Valley High School Teens Against Tobacco Use (T.A.T.U.) club encouraged smokers at the high school to use the Great American Smokeout to make a plan to quit.
“Fewer Americans are lighting up. Now more than ever, smokers are motivated to quit.” says a report from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. The New Year is a perfect time to make a quit resolution. Belle Reve Senior Living Center in Milford will help by hosting Penn State Extension quit program this January.
The Pike County office of Penn State Extension is once again collecting items to donate to the Milford Food Pantry. If you would like to contribute, you can drop off items at our office, located at 514 Broad Street, Milford, Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM. We will be delivering the items around December 19.
During the recent Delaware Township Harvest Fest 4-H members were given a chance to show off the projects they have been working on during the past year.
Penn State Extension in Pike County salutes the work of our dedicated 4-H Leaders during the past year. They are volunteers that provide quality programs for the youth enrolled in 4-H in Pike County.
The Pocono Lake Region Chamber of Commerce understands that quitting tobacco with support can increase the chance for success by 50%! That is why they are hosting Penn State Extension’s quit tobacco program beginning November 30, 2011 at the Pocono Lake Region Chamber of Commerce Visitors Center, 2512 Route 6, Suite 2, Hawley, PA 18428.
You might be interested to know how the Wayne County tobacco treatment program can work for you. It’s easy! Once you decide it’s time to quit, call Penn State Extension at (570) 253-5970 Ext 411 in Wayne County or (570) 296-3400 in Pike County. Either number will put you in touch with the tobacco treatment counselor.
Diabetes Life Lines Issue 6 (Fall 2011) is available online.
Diabetes Life Lines Issues 4 (Summer 2011) and 5 (Fall 2011) are available online.
Hunting and fishing are some of Pennsylvania’s most popular outdoor activities. While most outdoorsmen hunt or fish for sport, many of them also do it to provide food for themselves and their families.
Which consumer product contains 7,000 chemicals, many of which are poisonous, and at least 50 are known to cause cancer? If you guessed cigarettes, you are correct!
Penn State Extension - Lehigh County has released the Farm Fresh mobile app that makes it easy for Pennsylvanians to find the abundant local food sources that surround them. Pennsylvania has nearly eight million acres of farmland, and 91 percent of its farms are family-owned or sole proprietorships, according to the United States Department of Agriculture’s website. Many of these farms are small -- they average 124 acres -- and some can be hard to find if consumers don’t know they are there.
Tobacco cessation resources are now available in Pike and Wayne Counties. This quit program includes counseling, support, and nicotine replacement. Studies show a 50% increase in success with a quit plan that includes counseling and nicotine replacement.
Do you ever swat your child on the behind? Over the past few decades, numerous studies have concluded that spanking isn’t the best or most effective way to discipline a child successfully.
Do you need another reason to quit smoking? The American Dental Association warns that smoking is a major risk factor for developing gum disease, oral cancer, tooth loss, sensitivity, and delayed healing after surgeries. Tobacco use causes bad breath, stained teeth and tongue, and diminished sense of taste and smell.