2010 Annual Session Concurrent Sessions

*Schedule subject to change

Tuesday, September 21, 2010
2:00 P.M. — 3:00 P.M.

Eating From the Garden

Presenter(s): Karen Elliot, Lala Kumar, Rachael McGinnis Millsap, Molly Fusselman (MO)
Time: 2:00 PM - 2:25 PM

Room: Eastland Park, Longfellow A
Eating from the Garden schools and community centers implement nutrition and gardening programs with fourth and fifth graders. Trained nutrition garden volunteers assist with garden develo PMent, maintenance, and classroom teaching.

Monroe County Youth Farm Stand Project: Growing Good Food and Great Kids

Presenter(s): Brenda Reau (MI)
Time: 2:30 PM - 2:55 PM

Room: Eastland Park, Longfellow A
This project is a multidisciplinary approach to nutrition, food system and horticulture education along with youth and community develo PMent. Evaluation data documents behavior change in youth participants and the community.

Pressure Canners: A Reality (and Safety) Check

Presenter(s): Katharine Shumaker, Melinda Hill (OH)
Time: 2:00 PM - 2:25 PM

Room: Eastland Park, Longfellow B
How does the home food preserver know their equi PMent is safe? In 2009, over 80% of the pressure canners we tested needed at least one safety adjustment or repair.

Cooking For Crowds: A Volunteer's Guide to Safe Food

Presenter(s): Mandel Smith (PA)
Time: 2:30 PM - 2:55 PM

Room: Eastland Park, Longfellow B
Cooking for Crowds was written for use with non-profit audiences, a group typically without previous food safety training who cook food for the public as part of food fundraisers.

"Veggie Swap" for Seniors

Presenter(s): Jean Ince (AR)
Time: 2:00 PM - 2:25 PM

Room: Eastland Park, Louise Nevelson
Veggie Swap provides fresh vegetables to seniors through an organic community garden maintained by volunteers. The program has blossomed into a Farmer's Market, benefitting the local economy.

Farm Field Days and Food $ense: Successful Collaboration to Enhance Program Growth

Presenter(s): Jana Darrington (UT)
Time: 2:30 PM - 2:55 PM

Room: Eastland Park, Louise Nevelson
This presentation demonstrates successful program integration with the following positive results: provides well-rounded youth education through agent collaboration, reaches wider audiences, and increases matched dollars and program growth.

Manage Your Stress

Presenter(s): Laura Sant, Marnie Spencer (ID)
Time: 2:00 PM - 2:25 PM

Room: Eastland Park, Greenhouse
This workshop focuses on managing stress, including basic stress information, how to identify symptoms and sources of stress, how to evaluate stress, and how to develop effective coping strategies.

Living a Balanced Life: Balance Your Time

Presenter(s): Marnie Spencer, Laura Sant (ID)
Time: 2:30 PM - 2:55 PM

Room: Eastland Park, Greenhouse
This workshop focuses on improving life balance by managing time, including determining priorities, managing time to allow for priorities, and simplifying to allow more time for priorities.

Master Money Mentor Training Program

Presenter(s): Christine Olinsky (OH)
Time: 2:00 PM - 2:25 PM

Room: Eastland Park, Sarah Orne Jewett
Master Money Mentor is a training tool to use with individuals needing help managing money. The goal is to help individuals and families improve their financial well-being.

Financial Empowerment through Education and Coaching

Presenter(s): Lisa Leslie (FL)
Time: 2:30 PM - 2:55 PM

Room: Eastland Park, Sarah Orne Jewett
Grant funded effort utilized a combination of financial education, coaching, and follow-up to help participants gain the perspective, knowledge, and skills necessary to increase their financial stability.

Merging Talents and Expertise of Established and Retiring Extension Professionals with New Extension Professionals

Presenter(s): Melanie Jewkes, Adrie Roberts, Amanda Horrocks (UT)
Time: 2:00 PM - 2:25 PM

Room: Eastland Park, Marsden Hartley
The first of the Baby Boomers began retiring in 2008. Much talent and expertise retires with these Boomers. This presentation covers effective ways experienced Extension professionals can mentor new professionals.

Retirement Planning: It's More Than Money

Presenter(s): Marilyn Bischoff, Marsha Lockard (ID)
Time: 2:30 PM - 2:55 PM

Room: Eastland Park, Marsden Hartley
How will you spend the last third of your life? Join us to learn about adding life to later years through proper nutrition, physical and mental activities, and engagement.

Using Appreciative Inquiry to Manage Change

Presenter(s): Anna-Mae Kobbe (MD), Patsy Ezell (NJ), Ann Vail (KY), Laura Stephenson (KY)
Time: 2:00 PM - 2:25 PM

Room: Eastland Park, Hawthorne
Appreciative Inquiry can help Extension staff transform teaching, research, and Extension programs to enhance sustainability and impact.

Transforming Theory into Practice: Utilization of FCS Leadership Teams

Presenter(s): Linda Bower, Lynn Brookins (TN)
Time: 2:30 PM - 2:55 PM

Room: Eastland Park, Hawthorne
Leadership teams are a source for planning, implementation and evaluation of FCS programs. Based on the program theory model, learn how successful programs are implemented through collaborative efforts.

Literacy and Educational Pathways for Latino Child Care Providers (2010 Mary W. Wells Memorial Diversity Award)

Presenter(s): Lauri Sherfey, Alissa Schneider (WA)
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Room: Eastland Park, Wyeth A
Pathway's improves the academic advancement of Latino child care providers, increases skills to deliver quality care, and improves early learning environments to help children be better prepared to enter school.

Senior Center Apartment Upgrade Project (2010 American Cleaning Institute, Clean Homes, Safe & Healthy Families Program Award of Excellence)

Presenter(s): Joan Vinette (MSU Extension), Elizabeth Rajala (Munising Senior Citizens Club), Christine Rosenberg (Experience Works)
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Room: Eastland Park, Wyeth B
Complete renovation of rental apartment above Munising Senior Citizens Club. Rent provides primary support of organization's programs. Vintage 1974 decor, environmental health issues, tenant difficulties were overcome.

Smart Lighting Strategies for Your Home

Presenter(s): Marsha Alexander (MO)
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Room: Holiday Inn, Cumberland
Lighting is one of the most overlooked elements of design. Residential lighting should reflect function, efficiency, and aesthetics. Options will be discussed that include selection, placement, and efficiency.

Sustaining Women's Leadership through Self-Care and Connection: A Participatory Action Research (PAR) Project in Two Counties

Presenter(s): Aileen Fortune, Jennifer Brown, Deb Burwell, Eileen Conlon (ME)
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Room: Holiday Inn, Lincoln
Women have long struggled with issues of self-care. We will present findings, action projects and processes of two groups of women leaders in this qualitative self-study.

PS: It Works!

Presenter(s): Anna Steinkraus, Nancy Potter, Judy Wolf (NY)
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Room: Holiday Inn, York
Transform Families' Lives with Parenting Skills Workshop Series©: Five Deceptively Simple Communication Skills. Learn about PSWS, why it works and outcomes from this easily replicable, effective program.

SafeWatch: Creating a Meaningful and Effective Community Partnership

Presenter(s): Marilyn Herman (WI)
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Room: Holiday Inn, Kennebec
SafeWatch, a Community Gatekeeper Model Program builds awareness and confidence about referring elders to Aging and Disability Resource Centers. ADRC partners with Extension, building community outreach education capacity.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010
3:30 P.M. — 4:30 P.M.

Food Resource Management Practices with Creative Microwave Meals

Presenter(s): Darlene Price, Annemarie Stephens (NY)
Time: 3:30 PM - 3:55 PM

Room: Eastland Park, Longfellow A
Get creative with lesson plans and recipes. Implement food resource management practices using only the microwave oven to create inexpensive, healthy meals.

Nutritious & Delicious: A Nutrition Education Curriculum for Outreach to Low-Income Adults

Presenter(s): Michelle Vineyard, Anne Olson, Karen Franck, Laura Bossaer, Janie Burney (TN)
Time: 4:00 PM - 4:25 PM

Room: Eastland Park, Longfellow A
Presentation on implementation and evaluation of this nutrition education curriculum, effective with low-literate, low-income adults to promote improved nutrition and physical activity behaviors and encourage food preparation skills.

A Multimedia Distance Delivery Approach to Rural Community Education

Presenter(s): Kari vanDelden, Roxie Rogers Dinstel, Sonja Koukel, Julie Cascio, Linda Tannehill, Leif Albertson (AK)
Time: 3:30 PM - 3:55 PM

Room: Eastland Park, Longfellow B
Video, print and online modules can be used to teach food preservation skills to clients spread over great distances. The lessons gleaned through this multimedia project are applicable across programs.

So Easy to Preserve Workshops

Presenter(s): Glenda Kinder, Karen Elliott, Tammy Roberts, Susan Mills-Gray (MO)
Time: 4:00 PM - 4:25 PM

Room: Eastland Park, Longfellow B
49 food preservation sessions of four Missouri regional nutrition specialists in 2009 resulted in 1026 educational contacts. Participants new and/or returning to canning gained confidence in safely preserving food.

The 24-Hour Food Recall: A Video Training Package

Presenter(s): Brenda Sheik, Nicole Neilson (OK)
Time: 3:30 PM - 3:55 PM

Room: Eastland Park, Louise Nevelson
A must attend for those training paraprofessionals to conduct the 24-Hour Food Recall! This training package utilizes USDA Multiple Step Method and demonstrates recalls for groups and individuals.

Vision in Preschoolers: High School Students as Certified Screeners for Major Childhood Vision Problems

Presenter(s): Nancy Stehulak, Jackie Krieger, Pamela Leong, Elizabeth Brubaker, Rachel Bostelman, Barbara Hennard, Paulette Schmidt, Barb Brahm, Marie Economos (OH)
Time: 4:00 PM - 4:25 PM

Room: Eastland Park, Louise Nevelson
Extension collaborates with the College of Optometry to screen preschoolers at risk of strabismus, amblyopia and refractive error to correct vision through research in this Vision in Preschoolers project.

What Motivates Men to Move?

Presenter(s): Rosie Allen, Peggy Powell, Cheryl Case, Mark Swanson, Laura Stephenson, Charles Stamper (KY)
Time: 3:30 PM - 3:55 PM

Room: Eastland Park, Greenhouse
Physical inactivity contributes to health problems. Presentation will include men's physical activity focus group findings including evaluated themes, identified barriers and motivators, social marketing basics, and future curriculum plans.

The StrongWomen Program

Presenter(s): Nancy Wiker, Andrea Bressler, Fran Alloway, Marcia Weber, Jane Landis, Katherine French (PA)
Time: 4:00 PM - 4:25 PM

Room: Eastland Park, Greenhouse
The StrongWomen™ Program has benefitted thousands of participants. Learn about assessments, implementation models, nutrition fact sheets, evaluation methods, program impacts, and how you can implement this program in your community.

Fun with Money Afterschool Program

Presenter(s): Lyle Hansen (ID)
Time: 3:30 PM - 3:55 PM

Room: Eastland Park, Sarah Orne Jewett
The Fun with Money Afterschool Program teaches personal finance topics, including wants vs. needs, wise spending decisions, responsible use of credit, and budgeting using innovative hands-on activities.

Assessing the Viral Impact of an Electronic Newsletter

Presenter(s): Lyle Hansen, Luke Erickson (ID)
Time: 4:00 PM - 4:25 PM

Room: Eastland Park, Sarah Orne Jewett
Evaluation results have shown that the reach of our state's family finance programs have significantly increased from the efforts of an electronic financial newsletter.

Green Living Energy Expo and Education Fair

Presenter(s): Shelley Swenson (FL)
Time: 3:30 PM - 3:55 PM

Room: Eastland Park, Marsden Hartley
The IFAS/Wakulla County Extension Service has been involved with an event attracting over 700 participants to encourage experiencing a more sustainable life and reducing their impact on the earth.

Neighbor to Neighbor Sustainable Living Program

Presenter(s): Linda Tannehill (AK)
Time: 4:00 PM - 4:25 PM

Room: Eastland Park, Marsden Hartley
Helping people eat locally grown, harvested, and home-preserved food, and minimize energy consumption, the Neighbor to Neighbor program engages Extension volunteers to extend Cooperative Extension Sustainable Living programming.

Challenge Yourself to Better Health and Wealth

Presenter(s): Karen Ensle, Barbara O'Neill (NJ)
Time: 3:30 PM - 3:55 PM

Room: Eastland Park, Hawthorne
The online SSHW Worldwide Challenge 2010 enhances the Small Steps to Health and Wealth™ initiative, developed to motivate Americans to take action to improve their health and personal finances simultaneously.

Blogging for Better Health

Presenter(s): Samantha Kennedy (FL)
Time: 4:00 PM - 4:25 PM

Room: Eastland Park, Hawthorne
In today's world, people want fast and accurate information right at their fingertips. Web logs (blogs) are a great way to provide timely, research-based information to those who seek it.

Second Sunday ~ Be There, Be Healthy (2010 NEAFCS Community Partnership Award)

Presenter(s): Diana Doggett (KY)
Time: 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Room: Eastland Park, Wyeth A
Second Sunday is a 21st Century parade with a purpose. Closing a roadway enables Kentuckians to take the lead in fighting a U.S. trend toward low-level physical activity.

Hand Hygiene in Barber County, Kansas (2010 American Cleaning Institute, Clean Homes, Safe & Healthy Families Program Award of Excellence)

Presenter(s): Robin Eubank, Heather Henke (KS)
Time: 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Room: Eastland Park, Wyeth B
K-State Research and Extension and the Community Health Department in Barber County used a multifaceted approach to reducing illness by increasing awareness of hand hygiene in the schools and community.

Design Decisions for the Future

Presenter(s): Jeanette Friesen, Susan Pearman, Amy Peterson (NE)
Time: 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Room: Holiday Inn, Cumberland
Careers, environmental concerns, safety, community service, interior design, and use of technology are included in this innovative experiential learning 4-H curriculum. Supplemented by websites and on-line learning toolkit.

Relationship Education through the Marriage Initiative

Presenter(s): Jane Riffe, Cheryl Kaczor, Terrill Peck (WV)
Time: 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Room: Holiday Inn, Lincoln
Presenters will discuss a state initiative providing educational programs supporting healthy couple and marital relationships. We will discuss research-documented benefits of relationship training, recommended curricula, evaluation, and dissemination.

Parents and Teens Talking About Alcohol

Presenter(s): Colleen Gengler, Jodi Dworkin, Kathleen Olson (MN)
Time: 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Room: Holiday Inn, York
Parent education is essential to preventing teen alcohol use. Presentation will address lesson develo PMent including literature review, peer review, content and materials for parent or parent/teen groups, and evaluation.

Extension Educators Use Partnerships to Expand the Reach of Extension

Presenter(s): Barbara Petty, Lyle Hansen, Grace Wittman, Katie Hoffman, Christi Falen, Missy Cummins, Joel Packham, Charles Cheyney (ID)
Time: 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Room: Holiday Inn, Kennebec
Extension Professionals in the role of a community coach developed cross- disciplinary/community partnerships through the Horizons program to reach underserved audiences resulting in increased FCS programming.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010
10:00 A.M. — 11:00 A.M.

Using "Conversation Map" Techniques to Teach Healthy Lifestyle Behaviors

Presenter(s): Alexandra Grenci (NJ)
Time: 10:00 AM - 10:25 AM

Room: Eastland Park, Longfellow A
Conversation Maps are new, interactive teaching tools designed to help consumers adopt healthy lifestyle behaviors. Learn how to apply them for effective group community nutrition and health outreach.

Participants Speak: A Framework for Effective Nutrition Education

Presenter(s): Jill May, Sara Van Offelen, Shelley Sherman, Felisha Rhodes (MN)
Time: 10:30 AM - 10:55 AM

Room: Eastland Park, Longfellow A
To deliver vibrant, well attended sessions in the U of MN Nutrition Education Program, focus groups with African American, Latino, Somali and white participants were utilized to guide program improvements.

Seafood at Its Best

Presenter(s): Rhea Lanting, Gary Fornshell (ID)
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Room: Eastland Park, Longfellow B
Seafood at Its Best is designed to educate clientele about seafood, often poorly understood in terms of selection, handling, storing, preparation, health benefits, and actual risks relative to perceived risks.

Encouraging Family Meals with FRIDGE

Presenter(s): Frances Alloway (PA)
Time: 10:00 AM - 10:25 AM

Room: Eastland Park, Louise Nevelson
FRIDGE (Food Related Intergenerational Discussion Group Experiences) is an intergenerational curriculum that encourages healthy family meals and increased communication about food with youth, ages 8 to 15, and family adults.

Get Ahead in Nutrition and Physical Activity

Presenter(s): Patricia Brinkman (OH)
Time: 10:30 AM - 10:55 AM

Room: Eastland Park, Louise Nevelson
Take and go lessons taught by 4-Hers to preschoolers showed 42% increase in fruit consumption, 29% increase in vegetable consumption, and 29% increase in physical activity from parent survey.

Best Bones Forever: Because Strong Girls Become Strong Women!

Presenter(s): Sharon Hoelscher Day, Cathy Martinez, Esther Turner (AZ)
Time: 10:00 AM - 10:25 AM

Room: Eastland Park, Greenhouse
Focus Groups of teens and parents of teenagers were conducted to determine preferences for financial topics and educational techniques. Twenty 2-5 minute videos were developed and distributed through internet community television channels, and popular teen websites. Program develo PMent techniques and innovative outreach via the web will be shared.

Healthy Kids: Fighting Childhood Obesity

Presenter(s): Marilou Rochford (NJ)
Time: 10:30 AM - 10:55 AM

Room: Eastland Park, Greenhouse
Local Healthy Kids Coalitions form to address childhood obesity on a grassroots level. Learn about the interactive meeting format of one coalition and success stories that can be duplicated.

Saving and Investing for Life (SAIL)

Presenter(s): Valerie Vincent, Deniese Zeringue, Margaret Burlew, Jeanette Tucker, Deborah Hurlbert (LA)
Time: 10:00 AM - 10:25 AM

Room: Eastland Park, Sarah Orne Jewett
Saving and Investing for Life is a series of financial education programs that help improve employer and worker bottom lines. Through a series of educational programs, participants learn financial basics.

Marriage Cent$

Presenter(s): Ronald Hatfield (WV)
Time: 10:30 AM - 10:55 AM

Room: Eastland Park, Sarah Orne Jewett
Money fights are well documented as the number one cause of divorce in America. Overcome this before it becomes a problem. Turn your good money sense into Marriage Cent$.

Long-Term Care: Talking, Deciding, Taking Action

Presenter(s): Amy Griswold, Katherine Reuter (IL)
Time: 10:00 AM - 10:25 AM

Room: Eastland Park, Marsden Hartley
Long-term care decisions are often made during a crisis. This program developed to help plan for long-term care includes four workshops with a supporting website.

Elder Nutrition and Food Safety (ENAFS) Train-the-Trainer Workshops

Presenter(s): Karen Headlee, Celia Hill (FL)
Time: 10:30 AM - 10:55 AM

Room: Eastland Park, Marsden Hartley
As financial resources become scarce, elders are affected by increasing food costs. Nutrition education may improve food choice decision making leading to improved long term health and quality of life.

Effective Use of Competition in Teaching Youth FCS Related Skills

Presenter(s): Lynne Beam, Janna Kelly, Dea Rash, Mindy Turner (OK)
Time: 10:00 AM - 10:25 AM

Room: Eastland Park, Hawthorne
This session will review the contests that comprise the FCS Classic held during Western National 4-H Roundup in Denver. Come learn how to set up these contests in your state.

Fun with Families, 4-H, and Fotos: Successful Shutterbugs!

Presenter(s): Amy Peterson (NE)
Time: 10:30 AM - 10:55 AM

Room: Eastland Park, Hawthorne
What's more fun than taking photos? Taking good ones! Learn how to take that perfect shot with interactive ideas and teaching tips for youth and families.

Financial Security for All in eXtension (2010 Dean Don Felker Financial Management Award)

Presenter(s): Nancy Porter (SC), Barbara O'Neill (NJ), Megan O'Neil-Haight (MD), Pat Swanson (IA), Fahzy Abdul-Rahman (NM), Eric Anderson (ID), Janet Bechman (IN), Carolyn Bird (NC), Michael Gutter (FL), Linda Kirk-Fox (WA), Michael Ravenscraft (MO), Jane Schuchardt (DC), Sharon Seiling (OH), Andrew Zumwalt (MO)
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00am

Room: Eastland Park, Wyeth A
The Financial Security for All CoP provides current, research-based financial information 24/7/365 via the Internet to help people make decisions, develop skills, and plan for their present and future needs.

Developing Award-Winning Applications: An Award-Winning Session

Presenter(s): Crystal Terhune (MD), Carol Chandler (OH)
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Room: Eastland Park, Wyeth B
Have you wanted to apply for an award and didn't know where to start? Come and hear from the NEAFCS Awards Training Subcommittee on how to begin the awards process. The session will include an informative presentation on how to put an award-winning application together, how to market awards in your state and helpful suggestions from successful award-winners from across the nation.

Rent Smart Tenant Education Program

Presenter(s): Christine Kniep, Karen Joos, Michelle Tidemann (WI)
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Room: Holiday Inn, Cumberland
Rent Smart provides practical education, to help potential renters both acquire and keep decent housing. The activity based curriculum has been found effective in increasing participant knowledge and skills.

Marriage Survival - "It's a Jungle Out There"

Presenter(s): Carolyn Washburn, Darlene Christensen (UT)
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Room: Holiday Inn, Lincoln
Today's couples need "marriage survival" skills to build healthy relationships. Utah's Healthy Marriage Initiative provides funding to build strong family programs.

Reaching Diverse Audiences in Washington State with the Strengthening Families Program

Presenter(s): Renee Overath, Drew Betz (WA)
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Room: Holiday Inn, York
Reaching diverse audiences can be challenging. Come explore a cultural competency framework and real life examples for successful programming with Latino and Native American families.

Beyond a Dream: Starting Your Own Small or Home-Based Business

Presenter(s): Cynthia Shuster, Joyce Shriner (OH)
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Room: Holiday Inn, Kennebec
This workshop helps individuals develop their business "dreams into realities" by providing practical information on licenses, permits, regulations, record keeping, pricing, legal organization, marketing, and develo PMent of a business plan.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010
3:30 P.M. — 4:30 P.M.

Partnering with Schools for Youth Nutrition

Presenter(s): Susan Hansen, Amy Peterson (NE)
Time: 3:30 PM - 3:55 PM

Room: Eastland Park, Longfellow A
This seminar will explore ways to work with local schools to provide nutrition education for elementary aged youth and their families.

Nourish Your Brain with Nutrition and Fitness

Presenter(s): Julie Garden-Robinson (ND)
Time: 4:00 PM - 4:25 PM

Room: Eastland Park, Longfellow A
The Nourish Your Brain teaching kit has increased knowledge of the relationship of nutrition and fitness to memory health through its hands-on activities and materials.

Peddling Your Pickles Safely? (2010 NEAFCS Food Safety Award)

Presenter(s): Debra Botzek-Linn, Carol Ann Burtness, Lou Ann Jopp (MN)
Time: 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Room: Eastland Park, Longfellow B
Peddling Your Pickles Safely? Food safety workshop is for preservers who home can acid foods for sale at Farmers' Markets as a result of Minnesota's pickle bill legislation.

Targeted Food Marketing to Youth

Presenter(s): Kimberly Asche, Colleen Gengler, Kelly Kunkel, Mary Schroeder, Carrie Olson, Sara Croymans (MN)
Time: 3:30 PM - 3:55 PM

Room: Eastland Park, Louise Nevelson
This professional develo PMent online course addresses the issues of food and beverage marketing targeted to children, ages 0-13. Tools and strategies are provided to professionals who teach parents/caregivers/youth

Teens and Technology Team Up To Tackle Obesity

Presenter(s): Diane Nielson (KS) Time: 4:00 PM - 4:25 PM
Room: Eastland Park, Louise Nevelson
In a world tuned into technology, making healthy choices can be challenging. However, using technology to engage teens is proving to offer promise to address a national health issue.

CEOs On the Move Walking Groups

Presenter(s): Judith Matlick, Rebecca Mowbray, Elaine Bowen (WV)
Time: 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Room: Eastland Park, Greenhouse
On the Move Walking Groups improve physical activity habits, influence others in their social network to do the same, and increase public visibility of walking to improve health.

When Your Income Drops: Education for Recently Unemployed Workers

Presenter(s): Andrea Scarrow, Christa Campbell, Michael Rupured, Joan Koonce, Pamela Turner (GA)
Time: 3:30 PM - 3:55 PM

Room: Eastland Park, Sarah Orne Jewett
When Your Income Drops offers research-based education to unemployed and limited resource families addressing financial management during income loss and preparation for a more stable, satisfying career path.

Poverty Reduction . . . What Have We Learned?

Presenter(s): Ruth Freeman, Donna Donald, Mary Beth Kaufman (IA)
Time: 4:00 PM - 4:25 PM

Room: Eastland Park, Sarah Orne Jewett
Learn how Horizons was implemented in 36 Iowa communities to reduce poverty, train new community leaders and foster community action with support from ISU Extension and the Northwest Area Foundation.

Money Smart in Head Start: Financial Education and Outreach with Limited Income Households

Presenter(s): Margaret Olive, Bev Doll, Cyndy Jacoby (WI)
Time: 3:30 PM - 3:55 PM

Room: Eastland Park, Marsden Hartley
Head Start families in Wisconsin were randomly selected to receive a range of financial education including newsletters, workshops, and coaching. Results were measured through baseline and follow-up surveys.

Where Does Your Money Go?

Presenter(s): Vickie Hadley, Edie Sutton, Annetta Jones, Mary Ann Lienhart-Cross (IN)
Time: 4:00 PM - 4:25 PM

Room: Eastland Park, Marsden Hartley
Where Does Your Money Go? is an educational program offered in one or two sessions where participants are engaged in hands-on activities that lead to financial security.

Teaching Agricultural Awareness through School Enrichment

Presenter(s): Luann Boyer (CO)
Time: 3:30 PM - 3:55 PM

Room: Eastland Park, Hawthorne
Even in rural areas, youth may not understand the value of agriculture to their community. This school enrichment program uses classroom activities and field trip to teach agricultural awareness.

Budding Gardener Nutrition Camp

Presenter(s): Elizabeth Shephard, Vanessa Spero, Linda Seals, Melissa Shoff (FL)
Time: 4:00 PM - 4:25 PM

Room: Eastland Park, Hawthorne
Multi-disciplinary Extension Program, Budding Gardener Nutrition Camp takes youth through the biology behind gardening and into the importance of eating healthy through experiential programming techniques.

Guardianship Training (2010 NEAFCS Community Partnership Award)

Presenter(s): Eileen Krumbach, Andrea Nisley, Ruth Vonderhoe, Dianne Swanson, Mary Ann Holland, Sandra D. Preston, Maureen Burson, LaDonna Werth, Leslie Crandall, Marilyn Fox,Lisa Poppe, Dr. John DeFrain, Lee Sherry, Carla Mahar Time: 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Room: Eastland Park, Wyeth B
The court-mandated Guardianship training was developed by UNL Extension for court appointed guardians. It includes guardianship terms, responsibilities to the court and Ward, decision making and understanding financial responsibilities.

Curriculum for Educators on the Go!

Presenter(s): Shirley Niemeyer (NE)
Time: 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Room: Holiday Inn, Cumberland
Experience easy- to-use new environmental issues curricula: 1) Get a Head Start on Energy, 2) The Environmental Touch - a new youth curriculum, and 3) Green Living. Evaluation findings included.

Family Impact Analysis of Early Care and Education Centers

Presenter(s): Kathleen Hetzel (WI)
Time: 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Room: Holiday Inn, Lincoln
A Family Impact Analysis conducted at two child care centers shows early care and education professionals how well they are parenting with families and how they could better serve families.

Extension 2.0: Harnessing the Power of Blogs to Expand Programming Potential and Impact

Presenter(s): Jamie Seger, Kara Newby (OH)
Time: 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Room: Holiday Inn, York
Families are now looking to social media and blogs as a source of information. This interactive session will teach the importance of blogging to expand programming potential and impact.

How to "Market" at the Farmers Market

Presenter(s): Kerri Wade, Brenda Porter (WV)
Time: 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Room: Holiday Inn, Kennebec
With emphasis on local foods, it's time for Extension to increase involvement with Farmers Markets beyond agriculture. Come get easy, low cost recipes/activities that will gain you positive publicity.

Thursday, September 23, 2010
10:15 A.M. — 11:15 A.M.

A Nudge in the Healthy Direction!

Presenter(s): Patsy Ezell, Stephanie Grutzmacher, Kim Norris (MD)
Time: 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

Room: Eastland Park, Longfellow B
The way choices are structured can significantly impact decisions people make. This workshop will explore Choice Architecture in terms of how Nudges can result in more healthful food choices.

Educating Children with Special Needs: Are SNAP-Ed and EFNEP Paraprofessionals Up to the Challenge?

Presenter(s): Michelle Brill (NJ)
Time: 10:15 AM - 10:40 AM

Room: Eastland Park, Louise Nevelson
SNAP-Ed and EFNEP paraprofessionals teach students with develo PMental disabilities, however their training may not be sufficient. This program reports the results of a needs assessment and the resulting in-service workshop.

SNAP-Ed Evaluation System

Presenter(s): Kathleen Lovett (MN)
Time: 10:45 AM - 11:10 AM

Room: Eastland Park, Louise Nevelson
Attendees will discuss and participate in a demonstration of the SNAP-Ed outcome evaluation system that focuses on systemizing and standardizing participant outcome evaluation for community nutrition education programming.

Calling for Your Health: Using Automated Calls to Relay Health Messages

Presenter(s): Hannah Fincham, Dana Lester, Rebecca Mowbray, Brenda Porter (WV)
Time: 10:15 AM - 10:40 AM

Room: Eastland Park, Greenhouse
Calling for Your Health uses telephone messages recorded by Extension Educators to automatically deliver health messages to seniors. It is easily replicable depending on needs, content, audience, and budget.

Let Go & Let Volunteers Lead: Lessons Learned in Transferring Program Ownership

Presenter(s): Lisa Gilmore, LaVona Traywick (AR)
Time: 10:45 AM - 11:10 AM

Room: Eastland Park, Greenhouse
Sustainable educational programs require use of volunteers. This session offers a real-life example of volunteers leading an Extension fitness program and strategies for moving ongoing programs to volunteer leadership.

Teaching Personal Finance (Or Any Topic) With PowerPoint Games

Presenter(s): Barbara O'Neill (NJ)
Time: 10:15 AM - 10:40 AM

Room: Eastland Park, Sarah Orne Jewett
This session will describe interactive games using PowerPoint® and results of a grant-funded project where youth developed games. Free game CDs will be distributed to workshop participants.

Designing Effective Online Financial Education Programs for Limited-Resource Clientele

Presenter(s): Shirley Peterson, Karen Varcoe, Margaret Johns (CA)
Time: 10:45 AM - 11:10 AM

Room: Eastland Park, Sarah Orne Jewett
Making Every Dollar Count teaches money management to limited-resource, lower-literacy adults. This online, self-paced, interactive, English/Spanish tutorial is accessible at the learner's convenience.

2010 NEAFCS Diversity Certificate

Presenter(s): Individual presentations by Michelle Brill (NJ); Dawn Contreras (MI); and Andrea Scarrow (GA)
Time: 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

Room: Eastland Park, Marsden Hartley
Michelle Brill: Outreach and Inclusion: How Extension Can Meet the Needs of the Developmentally Disabled Population
Dawn Contreras: Development of Culturally Relevant Co-Parenting Materials for Native American Households
Andrea Scarrow: Improving Health and Safety for Latino Families with Pre-School Children

Make it with Mixes

Presenter(s): Jan Scholl (PA)
Time: 10:15 AM - 10:40 AM

Room: Eastland Park, Hawthorne
Make it with Mixes is the first 4-H project to use commercial mixes to help young people read nutrition labels, achieve food preparations and math skills, and portion control.

4-H Wellness for Life Afterschool Program

Presenter(s): Mary Lou Mueller (UT)
Time: 10:45 AM - 11:10 AM

Room: Eastland Park, Hawthorne
Help curb childhood obesity using the 4-H Wellness for Life Afterschool Program. Youth have fun learning to improve nutrition and increase physical activity. Positive outcomes reported. Free resources and materials.

Focus Groups With New Jersey Farmers to Inform a Retirement Planning Web Site (2010 NEAFCS Program Excellence through Research Award)

Presenter(s): Barbara O'Neill, Robin Brumfield, Stephen Komar, Robert Mickel (NJ)
Time: 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

Room: Eastland Park, Wyeth A
Many farm operators are approaching retirement age and have unique planning needs. Focus groups were held with New Jersey farm families to inform the develo PMent of an online retirement course.

Virginia Living Well Newsletter and Website (2010 NEAFCS Living Well Award)

Presenter(s): Cristin Sprenger, Doris Heath, Karen Poff, Annette Jewell, Karen Gehrt, Eleanor Schlenker, Jane Henderson, Anne-Carter Carrington, Celia Hayhoe, Irene Leech, Linda Burcham, Tim Fisher-Poff Time: 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Room: Eastland Park, Wyeth B
Virginia has published an educational newsletter that serves as a marketing piece for both Living Well and FCS. A companion website allows an easy and economical way for sharing the information.

Charting Your Course to Homeownership

Presenter(s): Deborah Cross, Cindy Richard, Deniese Zeringue, Valarie Vincent, Margaret Burlew, Debbie Hulbert, Janette Tucker (LA)
Time: 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

Room: Holiday Inn, Cumberland
Tools for conducting interactive homebuyer education courses. Curriculum guides participants through negotiating the best home and mortgage; and how to manage credit as well as maintaining a home investment.

Block Party!

Presenter(s): Jenny Wehmeier, Jane Schaaf, Sue Nagelkerk (WI)
Time: 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

Room: Holiday Inn, Lincoln
Let's build! Get a glimpse into the worlds of science, reading, and math using block play. Leave with resources to recreate community block parties for families and child care professionals.

The Family Tackle Box Newsletter

Presenter(s): Joyce Shriner, Cynthia Shuster (OH)
Time: 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

Room: Holiday Inn, York
Newsletters are cost effective and provide relevant information at a teachable moment to a specific audience. Attend this session to learn how to improve, update, and evaluate your newsletters.

 

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