Links

GENERAL

UW-Extension About the House
Designed primarily to provide home ownership and renting information through: About the House – answers to common home care questions, HomeWorks News – seasonal newsletters for new homeowners, and Rent Smart – teaching information designed to be the core of a community tenant education program.

Ohio State University’s South Centers
Provides resources and information on topics that include Farms, Forests, and Streams; Individuals, Families, and Communities; and the Business Enhancement Network.

University of Illinois Extension-Urban Programs Resource Network
Provides resources and information on topics that include horticulture and environment, home and money, health and nutrition, and childcare and parenting.

FINANCIAL

Tax Filing Resources

The UW Service Center supplies some tax filing resources on their webpage. Follow the link below.
UW Service Center

American Savings Education Council
A nonprofit national coalition of public- and private-sector institutions undertaking initiatives to raise public awareness about what is needed to ensure long-term personal financial independence.

Federal Trade Commission
Works to ensure that the nation’s markets are vigorous, efficient and free of restrictions that harm consumers.

Consumer Handbook to Credit Protection Laws
A repository of information on consumers credit, provided by the Federal Reserve Board.

FirstGov.gov
The official U.S. gateway to all government information, is the catalyst for a growing electronic government, including consumer information.

The Investors Clearinghouse
Investor education resources from 21 leading non-profit, governmental and self-regulatory associations and agencies; provides investors with access to a full range of information needed to make wise investment decisions.

National Endowment for Financial Education
A non-profit foundation dedicated to helping all Americans acquire the information and gain the skills necessary to take control of their personal finances.

FAMILY & CHILD DEVELOPMENT

Wisconsin Bookworms
Every weekday, Wisconsin Public Television broadcasts “Wisconsin PBS Kids,” programs for children that includes “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood,” and “Sesame Street.” These programs motivate children to explore the fun and adventure of reading.

ChildStats.gov
This web site offers easy access to federal and state statistics and reports on children and their families, including: population and family characteristics, economic security, health, behavior and social environment,and education.

Ages and Stages for Caregivers Fact Sheet
This series will give you an idea of the development milestones that you can expect to see in a child’s first five years, suggestion for easy ways to encourage a child’s development, and other caregiving ideas that will help to make this time memorable.

University of Wisconsin Family Living Programs
Help families thrive in a rapidly changing world, backed by research, Family Living colleagues work with their communities to promote family strengths.

Child & Family Web Guide
Describes trustworthy web sites on topics of interest to parents and professionals. All the sites listed on the Web Guide have been systematically evaluated by graduate students and faculty in child development.

Parenting
A collection of newsletters about the subject of parenting, provided by the UW-Extension, categories include first year and second/third year parenting.

Independent Study Course for Child Caregivers
University of Nebraska Northeast Research and Extension Center includes: 350+ pages of information primarily geared toward child caregivers in center-based facilities but also useful for family child caregivers.

FOOD SAFETY

Freshpreserving.com
An excellent virtual resource for first-time and experienced fresh preservers. Freshpreserving.com offers great easy to use guides for canning and preserving. Follow at home with step-by-step videos on fresh preserving, canning, freezing and dehydrating. The site also provides recipes for preseving and utilinzing fruits, vegetables, and meats.

The Cook’s Thesaurus
A cooking encyclopedia that covers thousands of ingredients and kitchen tools.  Entries include pictures, descriptions, synonyms, pronunciations, and suggested substitutions.

Food and Nutrition Information Center (FNIC)
Located at the National Agricultural Library (NAL), its mission, to collect and disseminate information about food and human nutrition.

Food Safety and Health
The premier resource for food safety & health information for Wisconsin consumers. Your source for up-to-date and research-tested information on food preservation, food safety, starting a small food business, and hot topics in food safety and health.

FoodSafety.gov
A gateway website that provides links to selected government food safety-related information.

Meat HACCP
Research-based help for small meat and poultry processors. Key resources on this site include:

  • THERM – a web-based program for evaluating deviations in raw product processing or handling
  • HACCP Model Plans – model plans jointly developed by the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (Food Safety division) and the University of Wisconsin-Extension for use by small and very small meat processors throughout the state.

Fight BAC!
Partnership of government, industry and consumer groups established to educate consumers about food safety and safe food handling techniques; includes information for consumers, educators, and the media.

National Center for Home Food Preservation
The National Center for Home Food Preservation is your source for current research-based recommendations for most methods of home food preservation. The Center was established with funding from the Cooperative State Research, Education and Extension Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture (CSREES-USDA) to address food safety concerns for those who practice and teach home food preservation and processing methods.

Food Safety Initiative Activity
Brought to you by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention. Many people do not think about food safety until a food-related illness affects them or a family member. While the food supply in the United States is one of the safest in the world, CDC estimates that 76 million people get sick, more than 300,000 are hospitalized, and 5,000 Americans die each year from food borne illness.

Clemson University Extension Home and Garden Information Center
The Home and Garden Information Center resources include food safety and preservation; landscape, garden, and indoor plants; and insects, diseases and other problems.

North Carolina State University Food Safety Information
Food Safety information and resources for consumers, educators, researchers and absolutely anyone that wants to know more about preventing foodborne illness. Developed by The NC Cooperative Extension Service at North Carolina State University.

North Dakota Sate University Extension Foods, Nutrition and Health Publications
This site has information on the safe preparation and preservation of wild game in addition to more traditionally preserved foods. Most publication are free and available as web pages or Adobe PDF format.

HEALTH

Weight-control Information Network (WIN)
A national information service of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), National Institutes of Health (NIH). WIN was established to provide health professionals and consumers with science-based information on obesity, weight control, and nutrition.

Nutrition and Physical Activity Program
Department of Health and Family Services website – information on nutrition and physical activity program. Topics covered from A-Z.

Meals for You
Over 10,000 free recipes and meal plans; handy shopping lists; personal online cookbook; recipes adjust for number of servings and measurements; dietary exchanges and complete nutrition info; free newsletters; and powerful search tools.

Family Financial Management

Building Strong Families

Child Development

Foods & Nutrition

Housing

UW-Extension


If you have any questions regarding Family Living in Shawano County, please contact:

Nancy Schultz Nancy Schultz, Family Living Educator
UW-Extension Shawano County
Shawano County Courthouse
311 North Main Street, Room 101
Shawano, WI 54166
Phone: 715-526-6136 * Fax: 715-526-4875
Email: nancy.schultz@ces.uwex.edu
 Kara Skarlupka Kara Skarlupka, Office Assistant
UW-Extension Shawano County
Shawano County Courthouse
311 North Main Street, Room 101
Shawano, WI 54166
Phone: 715-526-6136 * Fax: 715-526-4875
Email: kara.skarlupka@co.shawano.wi.us
 
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