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Join Us for a Webinar on the Impact of the Move Your Way Campaign!

Move Your Way® is the promotional campaign for the second edition of the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans . It aims to help people of all ages and abilities find safe, fun ways to get active. On April 26 from 2 to 3 p.m. ET , we’re hosting a webinar titled How Move Your Way Impacted Physical Activity Outcomes in Communities Across the United States . In the webinar, we’ll share how ODPHP worked with pilot organizations in communities across the country to implement the campaign,...

The Office of Nutrition Research is Seeking Input on Food Is Medicine Research Opportunities

The NIH Office of Nutrition Research (ONR) has announced the release of an interagency Request for Information (RFI) on Food Is Medicine research opportunities. As part of a government-wide collaboration that includes 12 federal agencies and offices, as well as 16 NIH institutes, centers, and offices, the request invites input on the following Food Is Medicine topic areas: Research Community Outreach and Engagement Education and Training Provision of Services and Activities Coverage for...

Virtual Chat: My Hometown is Cool… and So Is Yours! Empowering youth through place-based community development

My Hometown is Cool… and So Is Yours Virtual Chat, May 9th, 2023, 2-3 pm ET ENTER CHAT HERE Extension Professionals are invited to participate in a virtual chat focused on empowering youth through place-based community development with the year 4 NTAE project team from West Virginia. In this chat, explore effective ways to engage youth in Extension-led community development efforts, as they are crucial to long-term rural economic growth. The My Hometown is Cool initiative adopts a...

UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND: Agent Associate Position

Hello Extension Colleagues, Please take a moment to consider this exciting opportunity, and feel free to share it with others! The University of Maryland Extension ( UME ) seeks a Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) Financial Wellness Agent Associate for Prince George's/ Charles County. We have a great FCS Team at UME and would love you to help strengthen it! We are currently accepting applications, so please look at the post and consider applying. To view the job post, click here: ...

Healthy Eating Resources for Families Facing Food Insecurity

As any parent can tell you, it can be tough to get your kids to eat healthy foods. Proper nutrition is an important part of raising happy and healthy families. But what happens when proper nutrition is difficult to obtain? Not having enough food to eat is a growing problem for many families, so it can be hard to eat healthily when food is limited. Whether a family is facing a lack of access to healthy foods or affordability issues, this challenge of food insecurity puts families through...

"No" isn't negative

"No! Don't touch the hot stove." "No! Don't text and drive." In these examples, "no" is actually positive to alert us from burning ourselves and not driving while distracted. In other situations, primarily in our professional lives, we perceive saying "no" will be viewed as negative. This leads to saying "yes" to much more than we can accomplish and the mistaken idea that if we're busy it means we're valued more. Does always being busy with more equal accomplishing more? Here's a scenario...

NECI's April Membership Meeting & May Professional Development Meeting

NECI Membership Engagement Meetings Wednesday, April 19, 2023 - and the third Wednesday of each month 12:00 PM (PT) // 1:00 PM (MT) // 2:00 PM (CT) // 3:00 PM (ET) Zoom link to the join the NECI Membership Engagement Meetings: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84440788669?pwd=aTU5a202Si9LeDAxUndaeW9MV3ZOdz09 The April meeting will be hosted by Sabrina Drill, NECI's Climate Fellow. Looking for additional opportunities to engage with your colleagues? Join us on Wednesday, April 19 for NECI’s...

UNH Extension seeks Education Center Volunteer Program Manager

The Education Center Volunteer Program Manager, located at UNH Extension’s Education Center at the Hillsborough County Office in Goffstown, N.H., recruits, coordinates training, and manages volunteers who provide outreach and research-based information about gardening to the public. The program manager will grow a vibrant learning environment under the general guidance of the Education Center Area of Expertise chair and in collaboration with other Extension volunteer program managers and...

Register for the 2025 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee’s Second Meeting on May 10

Posted on April 13, 2023 by ODPHP The U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Agriculture (USDA) will host the second full meeting of the 2025 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee on May 10, 2023. The meeting will be livestreamed for public viewing. Members of the public who wish to view the meeting may register on DietaryGuidelines.gov . The Departments encourage public participation in the Committee’s process and opened a public comment period in January. A public comment...

The Spectrum of Prevention: A Framework to Tackle Food Insecurity in Communities

By: Jenny Rea, Ph.D. Adapted by Anna Peterson Did you know… 25% of active-duty spouses reported food insecurity in 2021? The 2021 Survey of Active Duty Spouses found that 27% of families with children under six experienced food insecurity. Among this same group of active-duty spouses, 41% were unemployed. These findings echo those mentioned in Noelle Harden’s (Health and Nutrition Educator, University of Minnesota Extension) recent blog post . Noelle provided an overview of nutrition...

Become a Trusted Messenger of Health Information: Workshop and Toolkit from Washington State

Getting to the Heart and Mind of the Matter: A Toolkit and Workshops for Building Confidence in Being a Trusted Messenger of Health Information REGISTER HERE Attention all Extension professionals and community partners involved in health-related work! Enhance your communication skills and gain new tools that will help you be a trusted messenger of health information in your community! Join the Washington State team for a three-part workshop series: Getting to the Heart and Mind of the...

Reviving the Technology in Extension Education (TEE) Subgroup!

Exciting News We're reviving the Technology in Extension Education (TEE) subgroup! Subgroup History The Technology in Extension Education (TEE) Connect subgroup launched early in the pandemic. Content was curated by Rose Hayden-Smith, University of California Extension emerita, as part of her NTAE technology fellowship with the Extension Foundation. (Rose will again be taking the lead and curating content for the group.) This subgroup was very active during the pandemic. We used this space...

Requirement or Preference?

Phil Jackson, the Hall-of-Fame NBA coach (Chicago Bulls, Los Angeles Lakers) was once asked about one of his players. He was asked if he minded what hair color Dennis Rodman had. Coach Jackson replied that it was Dennis' preference what hair color he chose but it was a requirement he plays defense and rebound. It might not be what hair color Coach Jackson would choose but he honored his player's preferences. The requirements are not negotiable so he focused on coaching his players to be...

Renewable Energy Siting EERE Workshop Recordings Now Available!

The U.S Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) hosted two workshops on renewable energy siting. The recordings are now available in YouTube and you may access them via the links below. Thanks to DOE's Juan Botero for sharing these links with us. Workshop One: Spotlight on State Renewable Energy Siting Programs Workshop Two: Challenges and Opportunities for Community Engagement Workshop One Description: DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and...

Earth Day Climate Resources for Extension Professionals

Extension Foundation works to provide valuable educational and assistance to help producers become more familiar with and use new technologies related to climate to increase climate literacy. Learn more about our @USDA_NIFA-supported outreach and education programs about #climatechange.   See our resources below: https://extension.org/portfolio-item/extension-climate-extreme-weather-programming-successes-challenges-opportunities-report/ ...

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