Monday, March 7, 2011

March is “National Living Well Month”

On February 28, 2005 the United States Senate passed a Senate resolution recognizing Extension Living Well Week. Living Well Week was developed to encourage all Americans to improve their health and well-being by taking advantage of educational opportunities offered by the local Cooperative Extension Family and Consumer Sciences professionals through the state and national Extension System. During Living Well Week, families learned about raising kids, eating right, spending smart, and living well.

For several years, Extension Living Well Week was celebrated the second full week of March each year, until October 2009 when the National Extension Association of Family Consumer Sciences (NEAFCS) Board expanded the celebration to encompass the entire month of March. Extension Living Well Week is now officially known as Extension Living Well Month!

The contributors to this blog are Penn State Extension Educators specializing in areas of family strengths, financial management, nutrition, diet and health. We share research based education to help families live well and our blog serves as an informational resource for those unable to visit their local Extension office.

Each article this month will highlight one of the topics of the Living Well theme:

  • Families Learn to Rise Kids—ages and stages of development
  • Eat Right-- healthy food choices
  • Spend Smart—money managements tips
  • Live Well- manage life stressors

Check back each week as we celebrate March as Living Well Month! Feel free to make comments suggestions or questions for future topics.

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