Small Steps Fruit and Vegetable Rx Program

According to the 2017 Fond du Lac County health assessment, 51% of respondents consume at least two servings of fruit on a day and 33% of respondents consume at least three servings of vegetables in a day. The goal is to increase fruit and vegetable intake by Fond du Lac County residents, which can contribute […]

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Credit Report vs. Score

Do you know there is a difference between your credit report and credit score? Many people use the terms “credit report” and “credit score” interchangeably, but they are not the same. Your credit report is a detailed account of your credit history, while your credit score is a three-digit number signifying your credit-worthiness. You are […]

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Back-to-school Shopping on a Budget

Households with children in grade school and high school will spend almost $700 on back-to-school shopping this fall, according to the National Retail Federation. Clothing, electronics, and school supplies are the top three expenses listed by families in the Federation’s annual July survey. Households with a college student will spend closer to $1000 this year […]

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Protective Factors Workshop

Family Connection and Lakeshore CAP has partnered with the Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Board and the National Alliance of Children’s Trust and Prevention Funds to offer training to support the implementation of the Strengthening Families Protective Factors Framework. The content includes concrete examples of everyday actions that research has shown to be effective in […]

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Project Heats On Furnace Inspection

Volunteers from the Local 400 Plumbers & Steamfitters inspect furnaces and replace filters. In addition they replace batteries in smoke detectors and make sure there is a working carbon monoxide detector. There are a limited number of homes that can be done. Heats On Info Sheet – 2019 Applications are available for pick-up at the […]

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Fond du Lac County Alzheimer’s Care Giving Conference Sept 19, 2019

The Alzheimer’s Association, in partnership with the Dementia Care Network of Fond du Lac County, is offering “The More You Know: A Day of Education and Support for Those Who Care,” an educational conference for family and professional caregivers. The conference features a keynote address by Paula Gibson, Azura Memory Care, and workshops of various […]

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Healthy Living with Diabetes Workshops

This proven workshop, designed for adults with type 2 diabetes or pre-diabetes and their caregivers: Teaches skills to effectively manage or delay the onset of diabetes Can result in 25% improvement in your condition Can help minimize the adverse effects of diabetes Facilitated by two trained leaders 2.5 hours, once a week for six weeks […]

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Veggie Bites available at the local Farmers Market

Veggie Bites is a series of highlighted fruits, vegetables, and herbs offered weekly at the Fond du Lac Farmers Market. Veggies Bites include fun facts, history, harvesting, storage tips, and recipes. The Veggie Bites publications began in Polk County Extension. Amanda Miller, with help from Kelly Lamb, redesigned and expanded the publication series. Veggie Bites […]

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Grocery Store Tours: A FoodWIse, Festival Foods and WIC Partnership

FoodWIse has a new partnership with WIC and Festival Foods, conducting grocery store tours to the WIC Fit Families participants. Melanie Phillips, FoodWIse Nutrition Educator, conducted two grocery store tours at the Fond du Lac Festival Foods, in which 7 participants attended. Phillips took participants around the store and highlighted key shopping tips, such as […]

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