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Providing information, programs and training to help Nevadans be healthy, active and well. A healthy lifestyle helps pave the way to healthy organs, strong bones and muscles, a sharp mind, and so much more.

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4-H Afterschool Program

The 4-H Afterschool Club teaches children basic life skills including math, reading, science, positive communication, goal setting, self-responsibility, decision-making and good nutrition. Youth who have these life skills are less likely to participate in risky behaviors.

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All 4 Kids

All 4 Kids and its Healthy Kids Festival use activities, music, dance and food to teach kids and their families in Clark and Lincoln Counties nutrition, physical activity and self-acceptance.

Chef Suzy in front of a white board surrounded by ingredients

Chef Suzy's Cooking Demonstrations & Recipes

Extension Nutrition Specialist Susan McClain, "Chef Suzy," presents cooking demonstrations in elementary schools. Each 30-45-minute demonstration goes over three recipes that are easy, simple, healthy, affordable and accessible.

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Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP)

Many Nevadans suffer from heart problems, are obese or have diabetes. In Nevada, the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program is administered by University of Nevada, Reno to engage adults and youth to boost nutrition through building basic skills. Participants learn how to read food labels, save money on groceries, plan meals, safely handle food, make healthy food choices, and be more active.

Two women read a book with a little girl at a Family Storyteller workshop

Family Storyteller Literacy Program

National award-winning Family Storyteller is a literacy program aimed at encouraging and training parents to play a vital role in the literacy development of their children. The statewide program creates an opportunity for parents and young children to interact around literacy and language activities.

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Food Safety Project

Extension has been instrumental in bringing about the "Nevada Food Safety Task Force," which strives to provide a working forum for food safety experts and to improve communication between all entities that are held accountable for food safety and security within our state.Improving Food Safety Education for Child and Adult Care Providers in Nevada.

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Fun to Play

The program targets families where, due to the young age, inexperience or limited resources of the parents, young children are placed at-risk for developmental delays and later school difficulties.

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Grow Yourself Healthy

Grow Yourself Healthy works with students at Libby Booth Elementary School and Mariposa Academy in Washoe County to increase their willingness to taste new fruits and vegetables, overall consumption of vegetables, and physical activity. The program also aims to decrease their screen time and consumption of sugary drinks.

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Healing gardens in Las Vegas

Extension healing gardens essentially become outdoor sanctuaries for people who are hospitalized as well as their families and the staff that works with them.

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Healthy Aging

Extension has been providing nutrition and exercise programs for older adults in Nevada for over 10 years. Healthy habits and behaviors as you get older can contribute to a productive and meaningful life. The importance of maintaining healthy eating habits and an active lifestyle can be beneficial to overall independence and longevity.

A healthy meal: chicken sandwich and grapes on a plate and a glass of water.

Healthy Eating on a Budget

The Healthy Eating on a Budget program has been integrated into the TANF Work Readiness workshop as a SNAP-Ed program. The purpose of the 8-lesson series is to provide SNAP recipients with education on healthy nutrition and physical activity practices, food resource management, food safety and food security. 

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Healthy Kids - Physical Activity Toolbox

The toolkit will assist parents, child care providers and teachers with integrating physical activity throughout each day and providing programming that helps children meet age-level physical activity recommendations.

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Healthy Kids Festival

The goal of the Healthy Kids Festival is to provide sustainable tools and opportunities for low-income families with children ages 3-8 to make healthy choices as they approach the adolescent years. The event, hosted by Extension’s All 4 Kids Program in collaboration with local community partners provides long-term solutions to childhood obesity through physical activity, healthy eating and other behaviors related to childhood obesity prevention. 

Kids and leader dancing with colored scarves in a classroom

Healthy Kids Resource Center

A one-stop shop for evidence-based research, resources, curricula, activities and materials that focus on obesity prevention for teachers and parents of young children. It is designed to educate parents and teachers as well as provide the tools needed to teach young children how to live a healthy lifestyle.

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Healthy Kids, Early Start (for pre-K children and their parents)

Policy, systems and environmental approach to early childhood health, nutrition, physical activity and healthy weights through assessment and interventions in early childhood sites and teacher professional development.

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Healthy Kids, Healthy Schools

This is a comprehensive nutrition program based on the socio-ecological model incorporating nutrition education, promotion, and policy, systems, and environmental changes that support the implementation of school wellness policy.

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Healthy Steps to Freedom

Program teaches nutrition and healthy lifestyles that address weight and energy concerns in women with substance abuse issues

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Heart & Shield: Rural Domestic Violence Prevention Program

Program works to promote resiliency, strengthen positive future relationships and stop the domestic violence cycle

Nevada Radon Education Program personnel, Susan Howe and Nadia Noel

Nevada Radon Education Program

The Nevada Radon Education Program is a partnership with the Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health to educate Nevadans about the health risk posed by elevated levels of radon in the home. The Extension program offers literature, educational presentations and low cost radon test kits in many county Extension and partner offices.

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Nevada Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education

Improve the nutritional well-being of people who receive SNAP benefits and other Nevadans with a low income through community based education, programs and needs assessments.

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Partners in Parenting

The first five years of life have a significant effect on children’s development and learning and parents play the most important role during this time. Partners in Parenting offers many educational programs, workshops and resources primarily for parents with young children (0-5 years of age) to support healthy child development, school readiness skills, and positive parent-child interaction.

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Seniors Eating Well

Healthy eating and nutrition education for older adults.

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Stay Strong, Stay Healthy

Exercise and fall prevention for older adults

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Team Nutrition “Smart Choices”

This program strives to address the public health issue of childhood obesity through building basic skills related to food selection and promoting an increased variety of nutritious foods consumed especially vegetables and fruits.

Lifestyle Related News Articles, Fact Sheets, Reports...

 
A Citizen's Guide to Radon - EPA
The guide to protecting yourself and your family from radon.
Environmental Protection Agency & Center for Disease Control 2016, EPA 402/K-12/002 | 2016 | www.epa.gov/radon
A Gender-specific approach to improving substance abuse treatment for women: The Healthy Steps to Freedom (HSF) Program
This study tested the efficacy of a supplemental health and body image curriculum designed for women in substance abuse treatment who report weight concerns called Healthy Steps to Freedom (HSF).
Lindsay, A., Warren, C., Velasquez S., & Lu, M. 2012, Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 43(1), 61-69.
A media effort addressing preschool inactivity through family, community, and Extension collaboration
To improve healthy eating and movement in children, a media project was developed with the help of community partners that promoted dance and play through music. Results indicated that children who participated in the program demonstrated improvement in healthy behaviors (significant at p < .05).
Lindsay, A. 2010, Journal of National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, 5 (11).
2 girls and a instructor balancing on one foot.
Active Bingo
A fun game to help encourage physical activity among children.
Lindsay, A. 2020, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno
All 4 Kids: Healthy, Happy, Active, Fit CD© Lindsay, A. 2009, UNCE Audio Visual AV-09-01, Copyright American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP).
All 4 Kids book cover
All 4 Kids: Healthy, Happy, Active, Fit Classroom Education for Young Children. Lindsay, A., Byington, T., & Sigman-Grant, M. 2010, UNCE Curriculum Material CM-10-06
All 4 Kids: Healthy, Happy, Active, Fit DVD© Lindsay, A. 2009, UNCE Audio Visual AV-09-02
2 girls holding up their arms in the shape of a Y.
Alphabet Stretch
A fun game to help encourage physical activity among children.
Lindsay, A. 2020, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, CM-2020
A group of kids jumping like a frog.
Animal Moves
A fun game to help encourage physical activity among children.
Lindsay, A. 2020, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, CM-2020
children learning about ember awareness
Attend Nevada Field Day to learn about Cooperative Extension and other University programs
Attend Nevada Field Day to learn about Cooperative Extension programs
Fisher, J. 2018, Reno Gazette Journal
A group of kids balancing on a line of tape on the floor.
Balancing Act
A fun game to help encourage physical activity among children.
Lindsay, A. 2020, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, CM-2020-3048
Four kids standing in a line holding balloons.
Balloon Fun
A fun game to help encourage physical activity among children.
Lindsay, A. 2020, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, CM-2020-3047
living wall with bromeliads
Bring plants indoors to beat winter blues
What is interior plantscaping, including living walls.
Fisher, J. 2018, Reno Gazette Journal
vegetables in water for regrowing
Bring vegetable growing indoors this winter
Using kitchen vegetable cuttings to regrow indoors.
Fisher, J. 2018, Reno Gazette Journal
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Cardio Endurance | Heart Smart
Cardio- Respiratory, or “Cardio” Endurance is an important element to children’s physical fitness.
Lindsay, A. 2020, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, IP
Carson City County Radon Information | 2020 National Radon Action Month
Get a FREE radon test kit and attend a free radon education presentation in Carson City during National Radon Action Month.
Howe, S. 2019, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno. IP
Carson City Radon Potential Map - 2018
Use this map to find out the potential of radon exposure in Carson City County homes.
Howe, S. 2019, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno. IP
Certified Radon Mitigation Contractors
A radon mitigation contractor is a professional who can fix your home to reduce the radon level.
Howe, S. 2019, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno. IP
Children Are What They Eat. Sigman-Grant, M. J., Lindsay, A. R., Byington, T. A. 2014, UNCE Publication AV-14-02
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Children's Books About Energy Balance & Physical Activity
All books listed have been peer-reviewed by academic institutions.
Lindsay, A. 2020, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, IP
Churchill County Radon Information | 2020 National Radon Action Month
Get a FREE radon test kit and attend a free radon education presentation in Churchill County during National Radon Action Month.
Howe, S. 2019, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno. IP
Churchill County Radon Potential Map - 2018
Use this map to find out the potential of radon exposure in Churchill County homes.
Howe, S. 2019, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno. IP
Clark County Radon Information | 2020 National Radon Action Month
Get a FREE radon test kit and attend a free radon education presentation in Clark County during National Radon Action Month.
Howe, S 2019, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno. IP
Clark County Radon Potential Map - 2018
Use this map to find out the potential of radon exposure in Clark County homes.
Howe, S. 2019, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno. IP
A group of kids jumping on one foot.
Count my Moves
A fun game to help encourage physical activity among children.
Lindsay, A. 2020, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, CM-2020-3046
A girl crossing her feet.
Crossing my Feet
A fun game to help encourage physical activity among children.
Lindsay, A. 2020, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, CM-2020-3045
A kid laying on the floor with their body being traced on a piece of paper.
Dancing Partner
A fun game to help encourage physical activity among children.
Lindsay, A. 2020, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, CM-2020-3044
Description writing formula. Deever, D. A. 2015, ResearchGate, Berlin: Germany. DOI:10.13140/RG.2.1.4583.5606
Douglas County Radon Information | 2020 National Radon Action Month
Get a FREE radon test kit and attend a free radon education presentation in Douglas County during National Radon Action Month.
Howe, S. 2019, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno. IP
Douglas County Radon Potential Map - 2018
Use this map to find out the potential of radon exposure in Douglas County homes.
Howe, S. 2019, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno. IP
Dying to Be Thin, How Far Will You Go? Body Image and Cultural Standards of Beauty. Lindsay, A. & Velasquez, S. 2007, UNCE Fact Sheet FS-07-47.
Dynamic energy balance: An integrated framework for discussing diet and physical activity in obesity prevention - Is it more than eating less and exercising more?
This paper highlights the importance of advancing nutrition educators’ understanding about PA, and its synergistic role with diet, and the value of incorporating a dynamic energy balance approach into obesity-prevention programs.
Manore, M., Larson-Meyer, E., Lindsay, A., Hongu, N. and Houtkooper, L. 2017, Nutrients 9(8):905. doi:10.3390/nu9080905. Available at: www.mdpi.com/journal/nutrients
Elko County Radon Information | 2020 National Radon Action Month
Get a FREE radon test kit and attend a free radon education presentation in Elko County during National Radon Action Month.
Howe, S. 2019, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno. IP
Elko County Radon Potential Map - 2018
Use this map to find out the potential of radon exposure in Elko County homes.
Howe, S. 2019, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno. IP
school kids running to class
Engagement Strategies That Promote Physical Activity
Using positive engagement strategies in fun, playful social settings are key to promoting physical activity.
Lindsay, A. 2020, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, IP
Esmeralda County Radon Potential Map - 2018
Use this map to find out the potential of radon exposure in Esmeralda County homes.
Howe, S. 2019, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno. IP
Eureka County Radon Information | 2020 National Radon Action Month
Get a FREE radon test kit in Eureka County during National Radon Action Month.
Howe, S. 2019, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno. IP
Eureka County Radon Potential Map - 2018
Use this map to find out the potential of radon exposure in Eureka County homes.
Howe, S. 2019, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno. IP
Family Evaluation of Hospice Care: Examining Direct and Indirect Associations with Overall Satisfaction and Caregiver Confidence
The Family Evaluation of Hospice Care (FEHC) survey is widely employed by hospices, and several studies have examined this information to help inform and enhance end-of-life services. The present study aimed to examine the mediating effects of demographic factors, length of stay, timing of referral, and others.
Holland, J., Kirkendall, A., Keene, J., Luna, N. 2016, Journal of Palliative and Supportive Care. 13, 901-908.
Field assessment for obesity prevention in children and parents: Physical activity, fitness and body composition.
This report will assist educators in identifying and selecting appropriate field-based assessments for measurement of PA, physical fitness, and body composition for children and adults. Specific guidelines, references, and resources are given for selecting assessment methods and test within these 3 areas.
Lindsay, A., Hongu, K., Spears, K., Dyrek, A. & Manore, M. 2014, Journal of Nutrition Education Behavior 46 (1):43-53. doi: 10.1016/j.jneb.2013.03.013
house on fire
Fire Adapted Communities: The Next Step in Wildfire Preparedness
Do you know what it takes to survive a wildfire? A fire adapted communities is a community located in fire-prone area that requires little assistance from firefighters during a wildfire. Residents of these communities accept responsibility for living in a high fire hazard area.
Smith, E., Sistare, S., Nejedlo, G. 2011, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, SP-11-01
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Flexibility | Reach for the Stars!
Flexibility is an important part of a child’s fitness and includes movements like bending, twisting and stretching.
Lindsay, A. 2020, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, IP
3 kids following the instructor as they jump one one foot around a room.
Follow the Leader
A fun game to help encourage physical activity among children
Lindsay, A. 2020, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, CM-2020-3043
A kid holding a picture of a lettuce walking.
Food Relay
A fun game to help encourage physical activity among children.
Lindsay, A. 2020, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, CM-2020-3042
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Food Safety Tips For Preschoolers
10 Tips to Keep Food Safe and Clean
CDC 2020, Center for Disease Control and Protection, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
Free Radon Education Presentations in Nevada during National Radon Action Month
A list of free radon education presentations in Nevada during National Radon Action Month. Presented by the Nevada Radon Education Program.
Howe.S. 2019, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno. IP
Free short-term radon test kit request form - National Radon Action Month 2020
Nevada residents can use this form to request a FREE short-term radon test kit during National Radon Action Month. (Jan. 1 - Feb. 29)
Howe, S. 2019, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno. IP
balance exercises
Fundamental Movement Skills | Active Kids Are Active Adolescents
For many children sports and physical activity aren’t natural, aren’t easy and it may not be fun!
Lindsay, A. 2020, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, IP
A father and son dancing together in their living room.
Get Active!
Get Active will help you get started by adopting a fun, new activity. Focus your efforts on making your new activity stick, rather than trying to achieve maximum results all at once from a full-blown exercise routine.
Lindsay, A. 2009, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno
A dance class dancing together.
Get Fit!
Get Fit will help you achieve greater health and physical fitness benefits by getting your heart stronger and keeping your muscles healthy.
Lindsay, A. 2009, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno
Two parents on a walk pushing strollers.
Get Moving!
It can be a challenge to schedule an exercise plan into your busy life. Try stepping up your current routine without adding more commitments to your schedule and get moving!
Lindsay, A. 2009, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno
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Get Ready, Get Set, Let's Go!
A variety of tips on how to get more active in your life, whether you want to start slow or jump right into exercises.
Lindsay, A. 2009, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno
Get Ready, Get Set, Let’s Go! Lindsay, A. & Constantino, N. 2008, UNCE Fact Sheet FS-08-35
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Get Regular
Starting a fitness program is only half the battle. Maintaining a physically active lifestyle is the ultimate challenge. As you progress through the steps to building an active lifestyle, you reach the final step, Get Regular!
Lindsay, A. 2009, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno
A family playing baseball together.
Get Up, Get Out!
Get Up, Get Out isn’t about exercise or hard workouts at the gym, it is leisure and fun that will help lay the foundation for becoming more active.
Lindsay, A. 2009, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno
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Go, Slow, and Whoa: Healthy vs. Unhealthy
We can help our children recognize which foods are better choices with GO, SLOW and WHOA.
Lindsey, A. 2020, Extension | University of Nevada, IP
Ana Nunez Zepeda at an educational booth
Graduate of the Pack: Ana Nunez Zepeda, nutrition instructor
"It’s important that there are people doing what I do because we can help our community by teaching them how to have a healthy lifestyle."
Andrews, A. 2019, Nevada Today
Growth, Obesity and Energy Balance. Lindsay, A. R., Sigman-Grant, M. J., Byington, T. A. 2014, UNCE Publication AV-14-01
Have it Your Weigh! Portion Sizes & Dining Out. Lindsay, A., Wilson, M., & Velasquez, S. 2007, UNCE Fact Sheet FS-07-46.
Head Start families thoughts and beliefs about health, nutrition, and physical activity. Byington, T. A., Lindsay, A. R., Loesch-Griffin, D., Brumett, S., & Sigman-Grant, M. 2013, National Head Start Association, NHSA Dialog, 16(3), 64-76.
garden beds
Healing Gardens: How we can honor veterans
Healing gardens provide a source of relaxation, inspiration and rehabilitation for veterans.
Fisher, J. 2017, Reno Gazette Journal
Healthy choices start early Byington, T. A., Lindsay, A., Sigman-Grant, M. J. 2014, Journal of the National Association for the Education of Young Children, 69(5), 14-21
my plate
Healthy Eating for Pre-Schooler
Following MyPlate allows your family to eat foods you love but reminds you to balance your proteins, grains, dairy, fruits, and vegetables at each meal.
Lindsay, A. 2020, USDA Choose MyPlate
Healthy Steps to Freedom: A Health and Body Image Curriculum. Lindsay, A. & Velasquez, S. 2009, UNCE Curriculum Material CM-09-02
A group of kids and an instructor putting their hands over their heart.
Heart Smart
A fun game to help encourage physical activity among children.
Lindsay, A. 2020, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, CM-2020-3041
A group of kids jumping up as high as they can.
Higher or Lower
A fun game to help encourage physical activity among children.
Lindsay, A. 2020, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, CM-2020-3040
How and Where to Get a Radon Test Kit
Instructions on how and where to get a Radon test kit in Nevada through the Nevada Radon Education Program.
Howe, S. 2019, Extension | University of Nevada. IP
How Radon Gas Enters Homes
Radon can enter and collect inside almost any home or other building through dirt floors, hollow block walls, cracks in the foundation floor and walls, sump pumps, openings around floor drains, joints and foundation openings for pipes, sewers and other utility connections.
Howe, S. 2019, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno. IP
How to Fix a Radon Problem
If you have a radon problem in your home, there are steps you can take to lower your risk of exposure and fix (mitigate) your home for radon.
Howe, S. 2019, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno. IP
How to leverage your state's land grant Extension system: Partnering to promote physical activity.
The purpose of this manuscript is to describe Extension and provide case studies on physical activity promotion within this setting.
Harden, S., Gunter, K., Lindsay, A. R. 2018, Translational Journal of the American College of Sports Medicine 3(15):113-118
Humboldt County Radon Information | 2020 National Radon Action Month
Get a FREE radon test kit in Humboldt County during National Radon Action Month.
Howe, S. 2019, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno. IP
Humboldt County Radon Potential Map - 2018
Use this map to find out the potential of radon exposure in Humboldt County homes.
Howe, S. 2019, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno. IP
A kid crawling underneath a chair for the indoor obstacle course.
Indoor Obstacle Course
A fun game to help encourage physical activity among children.
Lindsay, A. 2020, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, CM-2020-3039
Influencing Head Start families thoughts and beliefs about health, nutrition, and physical activity. Byington, T. A., Lindsay, A. R., Loesch-Griffin, D., Brumett, S., & Sigman-Grant, M. 2013, National Head Start Association, NHSA Dialog, 16(3), 160-164
Interrater Reliability of a Field-Based Preschool Movement Skills Assessment
To determine the interrater reliability of the Preschool Movement Assessment (PMA), a unique field-based movement assessment tool for use by early childhood professionals in preschool settings.
Lindsay, A., Dyrek, A., Blitstein, J., Byington, T. & Sigman-Grant, M. 2018, Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior 50(10):1040-1045. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jneb.2018.07.007
Lander County Radon Information | 2020 National Radon Action Month
Get a FREE radon test kit in Lander County during National Radon Action Month.
Howe, S. 2019, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno. IP
Lander County Radon Potential Map - 2018
Use this map to find out the potential of radon exposure in Lander County homes.
Howe, S. 2019, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno. IP
eating radishes
Learning to Like New Foods - Cucumbers are Cool
Does it seem like your preschooler only wants to eat the same foods every day?
Lindsay, A 2020, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, IP
Lincoln County Radon Information | 2020 National Radon Action Month
Get a FREE radon test kit in Lincoln County during National Radon Action Month.
Howe, S. 2019, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno. IP
Lincoln County Radon Potential Map - 2018
Use this map to find out the potential of radon exposure in Lincoln County homes.
Howe, S. 2019, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno. IP
Long-Term Radon Test Kit Request Form
Use this form to request a $15 (plus shipping) Long Term Radon Test Kit in Nevada.
Howe, S. 2019, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno. IP
Lyon County Radon Information | 2020 National Radon Action Month
Get a FREE radon test kit in Lyon County during National Radon Action Month.
Howe, S. 2019, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno. IP
Lyon County Radon Potential Map - 2018
Use this map to find out the potential of radon exposure in Lyon County homes.
Howe, S. 2019, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno. IP
Mineral County Radon Information | 2020 National Radon Action Month
Get a FREE radon test kit in Mineral County during National Radon Action Month.
Howe, S. 2019, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno. IP
Mineral County Radon Potential Map - 2018
Use this map to find out the potential of radon exposure in Mineral County homes.
Howe, S. 2019, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno. IP
A person practicing yoga in their living room.
Move Your Way
Get more active, find activities that will help you reach the minimum requirements to get the benefits of a healthy life.
Lindsay, A. 2011, Department of Health and Human Services
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Muscle and Bone Strength | Muscles in Motion
Did you know that people who are more physically active generally use more energy even at rest than those who are not as physically active?
Lindsay, A. 2020, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, IP
kids dancing at outdoor concert
Music & Dance | Healthy Kids Physical Toolkit
Music and dance is fun, it doesn’t exclude children who are less skilled, it can be done at school or home, with friends or family and it promotes brain development and social interaction.
Lindsay, A. 2020, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, IP
Kids hopping on a circle.
Musical Shapes
A fun game to help encourage physical activity among children.
Lindsay, A. 2020, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, CM-2020-3038
Nevada Certified Radon Measurement Providers
A list of board certified certified radon measurement professionals that serve Nevada counties.
Howe, S. 2019, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno
Nevada Radon Poster Contest Flyer - 2020
The 2020 Nevada Radon Education Program Poster Contest is underway!
Howe, S. 2020, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno
Nevada Radon Test Kit Locations
Nevada Radon Education Program Radon Test Kit Locations
Howe, S. 2019, University of Nevada, Reno Extension
Nevada Radon Test Results
Maps of Nevada and Nevada counties that show Radon potential based on data collected from completed radon tests from 1989-2018
Howe, S. 2019, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno. IP
Nevada Statewide Radon Potential Map - 2018
On overview of potential radon exposure in Nevada.
Howe, S. 2019, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno. IP
Nevada substance abuse treatment providers – Assessing the needs & characteristics of female clients in recovery. Lindsay, A. & Velasquez, S. 2012, UNCE Special Publication SP-12-09
Nevada’s health and nutrition needs – Preferred methods of health information delivery. Seymour, K., Spears, K., Lindsay, A., Collins, C., Leontos, C., Sigman-Grant, M., Wilson, M. & Woodson, J. 2009, UNCE Special Publication SP-09-18
cartoon of kids reading
Nutrition Books to Read to Your Children
A variety of books that teach about nutrition, how to make healthy choices, and trying new foods.
Lindsay A. 2020, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, IP
Nye County Radon Potential Map - 2018
Use this map to find out the potential of radon exposure in Nye County homes.
Howe, S. 2019, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno. IP
Obstacle Course
Obstacle Course
A fun game to help encourage physical activity among children.
Lindsay, A. 2020, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno
dancing
Perceptual Motor Development | Connecting the Brain & the Body
Perceptual motor development connects a child’s perceptual or sensory skills (his brain) to his motor skills (his body) so they can perform a variety of movements and confidently interact with their environment.
Lindsay, A. 2020, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, IP
Pershing County Radon Information | 2020 National Radon Action Month
Get a FREE radon test kit in Pershing County during National Radon Action Month.
Howe, S. 2019, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno. IP
Pershing County Radon Potential Map - 2018
Use this map to find out the potential of radon exposure in Pershing County homes.
Howe, S. 2019, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno. IP
child playing
Physical Activities To Do With Your Children
Children have different needs at each age and stage of their development. Each child is also unique. If it's been a while since you've had children in the house, check out this list for activities that can help children learn, have fun, experience success, and feel good about themselves.
Lindsay, A. 2020, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, IP
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Physical Activity Promotes Brain Development
Children who are more physically active perform better academically and have better memory and attention.
Lindsay, A. 2020, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, IP
family image
Physical Activity, How Much Is Enough? | Active Kids Are Healthy Kids
Just for Preschoolers and Their Families
Lindsay. A 2020, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, IP
Preschoolers can distinguish between healthy and unhealthy foods: The All 4 Kids Study
This study determined changes in preschoolers' ability to distinguish between healthy and unhealthy foods and stated food preferences after participation in a nutrition education program.
Sigman-Grant, M., Byington, T., Lindsay, A., Lu, M., Mobley, A., Fitzgerald, N. & Hildebrand, D. 2013, Journal of nutrition education and behavior, 03/2014, Volume 46, Issue 2
Principles of Integrated Pest Management (IPM)
An outline of the principles and best practices of Integrated Pest Management (IPM)
Hefner, M. 2019, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno. IP
Radon in Real Estate - Continuing Education Flyer
The Nevada Radon Education Program (NREP) offers a one-hour continuing education (CE) course that can be offered at Realtor broker offices, and a three-hour CE course through Reno/Sparks Association of Realtors (RSAR), usually once a year. Learn more about CE courses available.
Howe, S. 2019, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno. IP
Radon in Real Estate Testing Checklist
This checklist can help you through all of the steps for testing a home during the buying process.
Howe, S. 2019, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno. IP
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Radon Information for the Home Buyer
What every home buyer should know about radon. EPA recommends that you know the radon level in any house you may want to buy.
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Radon Information for the Home Seller
Buyers are increasingly concerned about exposing their families to health dangers and assuming additional financial burdens. In this competitive buyers' market, it would be wise to do all you can to market your home to its best advantage. A mitigated house in an area of high radon potential is a marketing-plus.
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Radon Information for the Real Estate Professional
By learning about radon, real estate professionals can properly answer questions during real estate transactions, and avoid potential liability.
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Radon Mitigation - What is a Radon Mitigation System?
Do you have a radon problem? A mitigation system might be the solution, but what is a radon mitigation system?
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Radon Mitigation - Fixing It Yourself
If you plan on fixing your radon problem yourself, this is what you need to know.
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Radon Mitigation - How To Know If a Radon Mitigation Contractor Did a Good Job
A radon mitigation contractor should perform the following basic steps when putting a radon mitigation system in your home:
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Radon Mitigation - The Benefits and Costs of a Radon Mitigation System
An effective radon mitigation system can reduce the radon level in your home by up to 99 percent.
Howe, S. 2019, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno. IP
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Rainbow Ribbons
A fun game to help encourage physical activity among children.
Lindsay, A. 2020, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno
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Rainbow Scarves
A fun game to help encourage physical activity among children.
Lindsay, A. 2020, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno
Raters of the lost art: Human factors affecting inter-rater reliability of writing proficiency examinations. Deever, D. A. 2015, ResearchGate, Berlin: Germany. DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.1.3591.7525.
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Recipes - Healthy Kids Resource Center
Packing a healthy lunchbox and other healty ideas.
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Request a Free Radon Test Kit to be Mailed During National Radon Action Month
For Nevada residents. If you're not able to pick up your free radon test kit in person, follow these instructions to have one mailed to you.
Howe, S. 2019, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno. IP
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Results From a Workplace Health and Wellness Program
In March 2013, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension received a grant to develop, implement and evaluate a six month pilot Workplace Health and Wellness program for employees at a local business. The program was to be delivered between April 1, 2013 and September 30, 2013.
Powell, P. 2016, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, Special Publication-16-05
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Screen Time | Make Time to Unplug
Increased time in front of a screen means less time being physically active, contributing to higher weight and BMI, increased caloric intake & unhealthy food choices.
Lindsay, A. 2020, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, IP
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Sedentary Behavior | Don't Just Sit, and Sit, and Sit!
Being sedentary can result in more sitting and less time spent being physically active which can lead to obesity and greater risk for having diabetes and other chronic health problems as an adult.
Lindsay, A. 2020, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, IP
Seven EFL writing advantages of non-native writers over native English speakers. Deever, D. A. 2015, ResearchGate, Berlin: Germany
Short-Term Radon Test Kit Request Form
Use this form to request a $10 (plus shipping) Short-Term Radon Test Kit in Nevada.
Howe, S. 2019, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno. IP
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Simon Says
A fun game to help encourage physical activity among children.
Lindsay, A. 2020, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno
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Steps to a successful container salad garden
Growing a container salad garden at home is easy, includes steps and varieties to plant.
Fisher, J. 2018, Reno Gazette Journal
Storey County Radon Information | 2020 National Radon Action Month
Get a FREE radon test kit and attend a free radon education presentation in Storey County during National Radon Action Month.
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Storey County Radon Potential Map - 2018
Use this map to find out the potential of radon exposure in Storey homes.
Howe, S. 2019, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno. IP
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Stretchy Limbo
A fun game to help encourage physical activity among children.
Lindsay, A. 2020, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno
Systematic Review of Physical Activity Objectives in Extension Strategic Plans: Findings and Implications for Improved Public Health Impact
The purpose of the study presented here was to systematically identify the presence of physical activity objectives in the strategic plan for each Extension system in the United States.
Harden, S., Lindsay, A., Everette, A., and Gunter, K. 2016, Journal of Extension, 54(5) Research in Brief 5RIB2. Available at: https://www.joe.org/joe/2016october/rb2.php
Teacher and family connections curriculum: A supplement to the All 4 Kids: Healthy, Happy, Active, Fit obesity prevention program. Sigman-Grant, M, Van Brackel, A., Byington, T. and Lindsay, A. 2013, UNCE Publication CM-13-01
Testing for Real Estate Transactions
An overview of what you should know about testing homes before real estate transactions.
Howe, S. 2019, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno. IP
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The Elements of Fitness | Fit Kids Are Healthy Kids
Children should engage in indoor and outdoor active play in their pre-school and at home.
Lindsay, A. 2020, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, IP
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The importance of ergonomics in the garden
Gardening ergonomics are important for every gardener.
Fisher, J. 2018, Reno Gazette Journal
The Medical Cost of Domestic Violence
What is typically igonored is the financial cost domestic violence places on society, in terms of housing, child care, employment and criminal justice services
C. Powell, P. Powell, J. Baker-Tingey 2018, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno FS-18-02
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Top six garden must-haves for 2018
Best items for gardeners in 2018.
Fisher, J. 2018, Reno Gazette Journal
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Treasure Hunt
A fun game to encourage physical activity among children.
Lindsay, A. 2020, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno
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Using a Pedometer
Physical activity is one of the most important things we can do to improve our health. However, finding time to incorporate an exercise regime into a daily schedule can often be a challenge. To gain some health benefits, simply increase your number of daily steps and make them more intentional and brisk!
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Washoe County Radon Information | 2020 National Radon Action Month
Get a FREE radon test kit and attend a free radon education presentation in Washoe County during National Radon Action Month.
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Washoe County Radon Potential Map - 2018
Use this map to find out the potential of radon exposure in Washoe County homes.
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Washoe County Radon Potential Map for the Reno area - 2019
Use this map to find out the potential of radon exposure in Washoe County (Reno area) homes.
Howe, S. 2019, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno.
Weighing in on Fat: Using a Pedometer, A Guide to Help Step it Up Lindsay, A. & Velasquez, S. 2008, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, FS-08-49.
Weight-related concerns related to drug use for women in substance abuse treatment: Prevalence and relationships with eating pathology.
This study examined two intertwined issues: (1) the prevalence and nature of weight-related concerns related to drug use and (2) whether women who endorse weight-related concerns related to drug use differ from those without weight-related concerns on body dissatisfaction, eating pathology and thin internalization.
Warren, C., Lindsay, A., White, E., Claudat, K., & Velasquez, S. 2012, Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment 44(5), 494. doi:10.1016/j.jsat.2012.08.222
What a Girl Wants! What a Girl Needs! Living Healthy without Methamphetamine. Lindsay, A. & Velasquez, S. 2007, UNCE Fact Sheet FS-07-45
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What Is Physical Literacy? | Early Start, Active for Life
A young child who is physically literate is one who has the motivation confidence, knowledge, skills, and fitness necessary to enjoy a physically active lifestyle
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White Pine County Radon Information | 2020 National Radon Action Month
Get a FREE radon test kit and attend a free radon education presentation in White Pine County during National Radon Action Month.
Howe, S. 2019, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno. IP
White Pine County Radon Potential Map - 2018
Use this map to find out the potential of radon exposure in White Pine County homes.
Howe, S. 2019, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno. IP
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Whoa and Go: Yarn Race
A fun game that encourages physical activity among children.
Lindsay, A. 2020, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno