Building Strong Families
The Building Strong Families educational resource is available for our local school districts and educational environments to distribute to students and families. The resource is a tool to help community members of all ages meet health and wellness goals. Please contact a Post Rock District Office if you would like to discuss distributing this monthly resource in your educational environment.
Sleep has a major impact on overall health and quality of life, including the way we feel, look, and perform on a daily basis. Your body needs sleep to repair muscles, consolidate memories, and regulate hormones and appetite. Learn how to improve your sleep routine in the latest Building Strong Families resource from Post Rock Extension District.
by Ashley Svaty, Nutrition, Food Safety and Health Agent.
Strong families try to find time to spend together. Board games provide face-to-face interaction, helping families get connected and create lasting memories. The Post Rock District's latest Building Strong Families resource explains many benefits of playing board games as well as things to consider when carving out time for a family game night.
by Nora Rhoades, Youth Development Agent.
Teaching kids about money management can be included in day to day activities and errands. Kids can earn money by doing small jobs for their family or neighbors. They can save the money earned for something they are wanting to purchase or open a savings account at the bank.
by Brenda Langdon, Family Resource Management Agent.
Spring in finally here! Many of us are anxious to get into the garden and spend more time outdoors. Gardening is a great hobby for your mental and physical health. It gets your body moving and supplies you with colorful, nutritious veggies. These tips should help you have success in the garden this year. We also included some fun activities for the whole family. Enjoy the sunshine! by Cassie Homan, Horticulture Agent.
Did you know that you are a part of Agriculture? Agriculture is a critical part of Kansas’ past, and it is a key economic driver in our present, but it also holds great potential for our future. Today, Kansas is a leader in wheat, grain sorghum and beef production. Farmers and ranchers across the state are responding to demand from consumers to raise healthy, wholesome food and are also continuously striving to do better, raising more food using fewer resources.
by Sandra Wick, Crop Production Agent.
The Post Rock Extension District's latest Building Strong Families resource provides 7 simple steps to live better and take care of your heart. This resource also discusses how added sugar impacts heart health and offers tips to reduce added sugar consumption. by Ashley Svaty, Nutrition, Food Safety and Health Agent.
Wellness and Connection: Add some spark to your long-distance connections and focus on wellness strategies to support you during life's big and little moments. Find helpful tips in the Post Rock District's latest Building Strong Families resource. by Nora Rhoades, Youth Development Agent.
Focus on Home and Car as the Weather Turns Cold: Put together an emergency vehicle kit for winter travels and spend some time with family enjoying the colder temperatures. The Post Rock Extension District's latest Building Strong Families resource will help you prepare your home and vehicle for the cold months ahead.
Take A Screen Break: Limit screen time and stay active with your family! The Post Rock Extension District's latest Building Strong Families resource will help you plan and set boundaries related to screen usage to allow for more quality, active time with your family!