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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.

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Chef Suzy's Cooking Demonstrations & Recipes

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

Child Care Provider Training

Child Care Provider Training

The quality of care is greatly impacted by the education and work experience of caregivers. Cooperative Extension's Child Care Provider training improves a caregiver’s skills and knowledge.

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Early Childhood Professional Development

Ongoing early childhood professional development that improves the knowledge, skills and abilities of child care providers working with young children. Trainings are approved by Nevada Registry and meet Nevada State Licensing requirements.

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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.

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Exploring Safety: A program for families with young children

This four-week program is designed to improve awareness of important child safety issues and to increase parenting knowledge

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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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Fun to Play for Preschoolers

This 8-week program encourages positive-parent child interaction and learning through creative play. It also promotes children’s school readiness skills. Each week emphasizes a Nevada Pre-K standard.

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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 Initiative

Join us for an informative and engaging event discussing the health disparities and equity issues marginalized older adult populations face. Our expert speakers will examine Alzheimer's and related dementia, gender responsiveness and care partner violence and explore potential solutions to promote health equity for all. This event is a wonderful opportunity to gain experience from experts in the field and connect with others who are enthusiastic about promoting health equity for older adults.

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 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. 

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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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Heart & Hope: Building Resilient Families

Heart & Hope provides resources and skills to victims of domestic violence who have left the perpetrator and are building a new life for themselves and their family. Workshops help parent victims gain parenting skills and confidence, build resilience for themselves and their children, avoid becoming victims in future relationships, strengthen family relationships and envision hope for the future. Workshops help children build social and emotional skills to prevent them from becoming future victi

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Hope for Family Resilience Program

The Hope for Family Resilience Program set out to support families through education, programs, and resources that provide a foundation for using both the heart and head for building the family on deeper knowledge, trust, reliability, and commitment.

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Just in Time Parenting

Just in Time Parenting is an electronically delivered age-paced parenting newsletter originally developed by a national network of Extension Family Life Specialists in 2008. The program was designed to reach parents at teachable, transitional moments.

A mother and daughter work together on creating artwork with colored paper shapes at a Let's Discover STEM workshop.

Let's Discover STEM

Let’s Discover STEM (Descubramos STEM) is a 7-week program that focuses on STEM enhancement and parent engagement for families with preschoolers and kindergarteners.

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Little Books & Little Cooks

Healthy eating, family literacy and positive parent-child interaction is promoted in this 7-week program for families with preschool aged children. It also promotes children's school readiness skills. An important component of the program is the involvement of both parents and children, especially during the hands-on cooking activities.

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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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Positive Connections for Parents & Teenagers

Understanding teenage behavior and increasing parenting knowledge and skills is explored in this 4-week program for parents with adolescents.

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Raiders/UNLV Sports & Health Program (RUSH)

Extension, the UNLV School of Public Health and Las Vegas Raiders partner to provide physical activity and nutrition education and promote mental health awareness for middle school-aged students.

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Raising Your Relative's Kids: How to Find Help

As part of the family support program Kinship Families, Raising Your Relative's Kids: How to Find Help is a resource guide for kinship caregivers caring for children in out-of-home placement. We offer an informational website using the 100+ page resource guide, which is also available in print and on CD, including a Spanish version.

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SNAP Into Farm Fresh Foods

SNAP Into Farm Fresh Foods is a health and nutrition program that provides education to SNAP-eligible participants and provides technical assistance to local farmers market managers and vendors seeking to become SNAP authorized and implement SNAP friendliness best practices.  

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Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education - Nevada

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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Veggies for Kids

Veggies for Kids teaches children about healthy eating habits and improves accessibility to fresh fruits and vegetables.

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Youth for the Quality Care of Animals

The curriculum teaches youth to raise quality swine, beef and dairy cattle, sheep, goats, dairy goats, rabbits, and poultry.

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A Balanced Diet
A balanced diet gives your body all of the essential nutrients it needs to stay active, healthy, and strong. Learn how you can balance your diet to get the energy you need throughout the day.
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A Collaborative Domestic Violence Prevention Program
This factsheet contains a collection of programs to prevent domestic violence and two-day training for law enforcement to understand the many issues surrounding domestic violence.
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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.
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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).
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A Qualitative Study of the Emotional and Spiritual Needs of Hispanic Families in Hospice
To address the underlying disparities in the cultural, emotional, and spiritual aspects of hospice care, the objective of the present qualitative study was to examine the emotional and spiritual needs of Hispanic patients' families while in hospice.
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Active Bingo
A fun game to help encourage physical activity among children.
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Advocating for Children's Educational Rights
This fact sheet provides an overview of Session 6: Advocating for your Children’s Educational Rights.
Luna, N. 2011, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, FS-11-47
All 4 Kids Chant
Lyrics to All 4 Kids Chant.
Lindsay, A. 2009, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno
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All About Aphids!
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Alphabet Stretch
A fun game to help encourage physical activity among children.
Lindsay, A. 2020, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, CM-2020
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Animal Moves
A fun game to help encourage physical activity among children.
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Avoid labeling your child
Parents (also caregivers and adults) easily label children without consciously realizing it. Labeling children typically entails using an adjective to describe a child's character, behavior or appearance (e.g., shy, bossy, picky eater, always crying, etc.). What adult says carries a lot of weight with children.
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Balancing Act
A fun game to help encourage physical activity among children.
Lindsay, A. 2020, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, CM-2020-3048
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Balloon Fun
A fun game to help encourage physical activity among children.
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Beagle Brunch
A healthy recipe for preschool aged children to bring for lunch.
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Breathing Exercises for Stress Reduction
This fact sheet lists out several breathing exercises for anyone to reduce stress.
Huluwazu, P. and Daugherty, W. 2001, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, FS-01-61
Bridging the Miles
This special publication explores several ways families can help their children connect when deployment changes family life. Learn what to do before deployment, during deployment, and returning home from deployment.
Byington, T., Brownell, T., Hayes, M, Bachman, B. 2007, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, SP-07-10
Building Vocabulary
A variety of techniques can be used to promote the development of language and literacy skills in young children. Building a child’s vocabulary is a great way for parents and teachers to nurture children’s oral language skills and influences a child’s ability to comprehend written words in the future.
Teresa Byington & YaeBin Kim 2014, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, Fact Sheet FS-14-07
Bullying - It’s Not Child's Play
This fact sheet explains bullying such as the types the reasons behind bullying. Learn more about how parents can help stop or reduce bullying from happening.
Bixler, M. 2004, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, FS-04-58
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Cardio Endurance | Heart Smart
Cardio- Respiratory, or “Cardio” Endurance is an important element to children’s physical fitness.
Lindsay, A. and Byington, T. 2020, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, FS-20-14
Cheetah Chicken
A healthy recipe for preschool aged children to bring for lunch.
Lindsay, A. 2020, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno
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
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Choosing Healthy Snacks for your Preschooler: Go, Slow, Whoa Snacks
A guide to help your preschooler choose a healthy snack following the Go, Slow, Whoa guidelines.
Lindsay, A. 2020, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno
Colorful Roll
Help your preschooler learn their fruits and vegetables with this fun and interactive game.
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Cooking With Young Children
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Coping With Crying Babies
This fact sheet explains ways to treat crying babies by proving helpful ways to cope with crying babies and how to do it.
Sigman-Grant, M. and Tang, M. 2004, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, FS-04-01
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Count my Moves
A fun game to help encourage physical activity among children.
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Creating an Autobiography: A Family Keepsake
This fact sheet contains information on ways older adults can begin to write their autobiography or life stories.
Collins, C., Petermeier, H. 2009, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, FS 09-03
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Creating an Autobiography: Starting the Process
This fact sheet contains information on ways older adults can begin to write their autobiography or life stories.
Collins, C., Petermeier, H. 2009, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, FS 09-02
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Crossing my Feet
A fun game to help encourage physical activity among children.
Lindsay, A. 2020, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, CM-2020-3045
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Dancing Partner
A fun game to help encourage physical activity among children.
Lindsay, A. 2020, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, CM-2020-3044
Dando Lo Mejor A Los Niños: Berrinches
A Spanish fact sheet that provides information on children and tantrums.
Byington, T. 2007, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, FS-07-37
Domestic Violence: An Overview
The purpose of this publication is to help readers understand the dynamics of IPV, by providing an overview of various forms of control exhibited toward victims. As Nevada nortoriously ranks high in reports of IPV, understanding how IPV impacts our communities is crucial in developing strategies to address it.
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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.
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Eat Smart Be Active - Active Preschoolers: Indoor Play
This publication for parents provides ideas for indoor play for preschoolers.
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Eat Smart Be Active - Active Preschoolers: Outdoor Play
This publication for parents provides ideas for outdoor play for preschoolers.
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Eat Smart Be Active - Am I Really Hungry?
This publication gives parents tips to help their children recognize when they are hungry or full.
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Eat Smart Be Active - Eat Fruits and Veggies Every Day!
This publication encourages parents to help their kids eat a variety of fruits and vegetables.
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Eat Smart Be Active - Go, Slow & Whoa: What Should I Know?
This publication helps families recognize foods that are the smartest choices, using a traffic light as a metaphor.
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Eat Smart Be Active - Let's Cook Together!
This publication provides tips for parents and children cooking together, as well as a recipe for Hawaiian Fruit Dip.
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Eat Smart Be Active - Let's Keep Moving: Unstructured Play
This publication for parents provides ideas for unstructured play for children 3 to 5 years old.
Weigel, D. 2022, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno
Eat Smart Be Active - Let's Move Together: Structured Play
This publication for parents provides ideas for structured play for children 3 to 5 years old.
Weigel, D. 2022, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno
Eat Smart Be Active - MyPlate and the Five Food Groups
This publication introduces families to MyPlate, the USDA's updated model for healthy food choices.
Weigel, D. 2022, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno
Eat Smart Be Active - Screen Time for Young Children: How Much is Too Much?
This publication gives parenting tips to help limit screen time for young children.
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Eat Smart Be Active - This is Me! I Love Me! (Child and Body Image)
This publication for parents gives tips to help children develop their self-esteem.
Weigel, D. 2022, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno
Eat Smart Be Active - Tips to Help Your Picky Eater
This publication provides tips for helping parents introduce new foods to children.
Weigel, D. 2022, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno
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Eat Smart to Play Hard
Use MyPlate to help you fuel up with foods from each food group.
US Department of Agriculture 2012, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service, September 2012, FNS-451
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Eating Healthy at Restaurants - Choose healthy items no matter where you dine
Making healthier choices at restaurants can make all the difference to maintain a healthy energy balance .
Lindsay, A., Buffington, A. 2021, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, FS-21-101
Emergency Preparedness and The Tabletop Exercise: How Youth Can Play a Part in the Process
This fact sheet contains information on emergency preparedness and the tabletop exercise. Learn more about how youth can play key roles in disaster training the tabletop exercise.
Powell, P., Black, L., Benesh, C., and Smith, M. 2008, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, FS-08-36
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Energy Balance
Energy balance is being mindful of what we eat, drink, and how much physical activity we are getting. Focusing on energy balance can lead to a healthy lifestyle.
Lindsay, A., Buffington, A. 2021, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, FS-21-99
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Energy Balance & Childhood Obesity
The Healthy Kids Resource Center provides evidence-based research, resources, curricula, activities and materials that focus on obesity prevention and promoting energy balance in your child's life. Teach children the importance of both eating a balanced diet with foods they like and being physically active.
Lindsay, A. 2020, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno
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Engagement Strategies That Promote Physical Activity
Using positive engagement strategies in fun, playful social settings are key to promoting physical activity.
Lindsay, A. and Byington, T. 2020, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno, FS-20-22
Evaluation of a Domestic Violence Program for Law Enforcement
This fact sheet contains information on evaluation training methods for a domestic violence program aimed at law enforcement. This includes cadet demographics and a table that has topics used to evaluate cadet training.
Powell, P., Smith, M., Riley, J., Harmon, A., Ryan, C., and Butler, J. 2010, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, FS-10-75
Evaluation of Hospice Care by Family Members of Hispanic and non-Hispanic Patients
This study relied upon information from the family evaluation of hospice care survey provided by 2980 caregivers, 152 of whom cared for a Hispanic patient and 2828 who cared for a non-Hispanic patient.
Kirkendall, A., Holland, J., Keene, J., Luna, N. 2016, American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Medicine. 32:3, 313-321
Exploring Foods
This game guides your preschooler in exploring new foods using their 5 senses!
Lindsay, A. 2020, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno
Facts About Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS)
This fact sheet explains in great detail the harmful effects and consequences of Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS).
Kock, J. 2007, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, FS-07-48
Family and Youth Services Detention Survey: A report of 2001 findings
This fact sheet contains extensive information on the Family and Youth Services Detention Survey by learning about the demographics of Spring Mountain and CCDFYS detention. Learn through detailed tables that list the demographic and categories with percentages and n value.
Letner, J., Brown, R., Killian, E., and Evans, B. 2001, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, SP-02-01
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.
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Family Storytelling and the Benefits for Children
Parents are encouraged time and time again to read stories from books with their young children, as the benefits are many – improved literacy skills, increased school success, parent-child bonding, developing a lifetime interest in reading and more.
YaeBin K. and H. Petermeier 2016, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, FS-16-07
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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
Flamingo Fritters
A healthy recipe for preschool aged children to bring for lunch.
Lindsay, A. 2020, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno
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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. and Byington, T. 2020, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, FS-20-15
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Follow the Leader
A fun game to help encourage physical activity among children
Lindsay, A. 2020, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, CM-2020-3043
Food Faces
This game allows your preschooler to try new fruits and vegetables!
Lindsay, A. 2020, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno
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Food Relay
A fun game to help encourage physical activity among children.
Lindsay, A. 2020, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, CM-2020-3042
Food Relay Game
Help your preschooler learn the difference between a fruit and vegetable in this fun and interactive relay game.
Lindsay, A. 2020, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno
Food Safety Tips for Nevada Child Caregivers
This publication will help you to learn more about what caregivers should look for during the preparation of food to prevent foodborne illness.
Omaye, S. and Wilson, M. 2007, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, FS-07-28
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Food Safety Tips For Preschoolers
10 Tips to Keep Food Safe and Clean
USDA 2015, Center for Disease Control and Protection, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
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For New Breastfeeding Mothers: What You Need to Know About Supplementing With Infant Formula
This fact sheet contains several questions and answers on supplementing breastfeeding with infant formula.
Sigman-Grant, M. 2013, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, FS-13-16
For the Health Professional: Birthing Practices Affect Breastfeeding Outcomes
This fact sheet briefly describes the impact of selected common routines practiced during labor and following birth that may influence breastfeeding outcomes.
Sigman-Grant, M. 2013, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, FS-13-19
For the Health Professional: Infant Formula IS NOT the Same as Breast Milk
This fact sheet presents a comprehensive (but not complete) list of human milk components to help show the great differences between infant formula and human milk components.
Sigman-Grant, M. 2013, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, FS-13-17
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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. and Byington, T. 2020, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, FS-20-12
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Get Active!
This fact sheet contains information on ways to stay active and the amount of time the activity should be.
Lindsay, A. and Constantino, N. 2010, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, FS-10-81
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. 2010, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, FS-10-78
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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. 2008, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, FS-08/35
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. & 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, FS-10-79
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, FS-10-80
Giving R Best 2 Kids: Development & Behavior - Biting
This fact sheet explains the many things parents can do and say to kids when they start biting.
Byington, T. 2006, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, FS-06-81
Giving R Best 2 Kids: Development & Behavior - Temper Tantrums
This fact sheet explains what should be done or said to kids that have temper tantrums.
Byington, T. 2006, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, FS-06-82
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Go, Slow, and Whoa Foods
We can help our children recognize which foods are better choices with GO, SLOW and WHOA.
Buffington, A. and Lindsay, A. 2021, Extension | University of Nevada, FS-21-86
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Grow Cucumbers in the Mojave Desert
Join YHEP Instructor Nicole Hansen at the San Miguel Community Garden, as she shows you how you can grow cucumbers here in the Mojave Desert.
Hansen, N. 2020, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno, YouTube Channel
Growth, Obesity and Energy Balance. Lindsay, A. R., Sigman-Grant, M. J., Byington, T. A. 2014, UNCE Publication AV-14-01
A girl holding up a piece of broccoli covering half of her face.
Guess the Food
This fun activity allows preschoolers to guess the fruit of vegetable based on their sense of touch.
Lindsay, A. 2020, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno
Handling Baby Food
This fact sheet contains information on handling baby food such as feeding, serving, and sanitizing.
Sigman-Grant, M. 2001, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, FS-01-15
Have it Your Weigh! Portion Sizes & Dining Out
Learn about healthy eating by understanding choosing sensible portions when dining out or at home and healthful menu choices from restaurants.
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.
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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
Parent and Child grocery shopping
Healthy Tips for Families: Lifelong Healthy Habits Start at Home.
Today’s children have different options for food and play than children had in the past. Sadly, many food choices contain more calories and fewer nutrients than a child needs to grow healthy. Try these 10 tips to help your family!
Lindsay, A., Buffington, A. 2021, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, FS-21-100
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Healthy Tips For Picky Eaters
Exploring Food: How to Explore New Food with Preschoolers
Lindsay, A., & Buffington, A. 2021, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, FS-21-102
Heart & Hope Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently asked questions of the Heart & Hope domestic violence program
Baker-Tingey, J. 2021, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno, Blog Post
Heart & Hope Law Enforcement Training
Details regarding law enforcement training for the Heart & Hope domestic violence program.
Baker-Tingey, J. 2021, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno, Blog Post
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
History a reflection of the past, and a teacher for the future
The breadth and depth of Black history goes far beyond 28 days in February
McGee, S. 2021, Nevada Today NSights | University of Nevada, Reno February 24, 2021
How Judgers and Perceivers Can Accept, Respect, and Embrace Human Differences
This fact sheet provides information on how judgers and perceivers can accept, respect, and embrace human differences by looking at judgers' and perceivers' tendencies and how to work out differences.
Leigh, G. and Miller, E. 2006, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, FS-06-101
How to help a victim of domestic violence
The purpose of this publication is to provide an overview of the difficulties victims face when leaving an abusive situation, and what we can do to help them be successful in leaving.
Powell, P. and Smith, M. 2012, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, FS-12-08
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
hungery child
Hunger & Fullness - Building Tummy Awareness
It's wise for parents and teachers to talk to children about what it means to be hungry and what it means to be full.
Buffington, A. and Lindsay, A. 2021, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, FS-21-88
I've Got Moves Lyrics
Lyrics to I've Got Moves Song
Lindsay, A., Mullis, A., and Prestridge, J. 2018, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno
Impostor Syndrome and Parenting: What Is It and How to Overcome It
Impostor syndrome involves feeling like a fraud despite one’s achievements and worry someone will find out about it. It can cause feelings of anxiety and affect relationships. Parents experience impostor syndrome when they doubt their own parenting capabilities, but it is possible to overcome these feelings.
Kim, Y. and Petermeier, H. 2023, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno, FS-23-23
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
A family together having fun.
Influencing Head Start families thoughts and beliefs about health, nutrition, and physical activity.
The results of an intervention comparison research study indicated that preschoolers can have an influence on their families’ food selection and physical activity habits.
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
Kangaroo Mother Care Within the First Hour After Birth
This fact sheet contains several questions and answers that a mother could have when their infant is born.
Sigman-Grant, M. 2013, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, FS-013-18
Keys of Successful Parenting: Care for Self
This fact sheet provides several positive and negative ways to cope with stress for oneself and family members.
Brown, R. and Killian, E. 2004, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, FS-04-41
Girl cutting fruit
Kids Cook - Lesson 01 - Fun Flavored Waters
This lesson describes how to create healthy fun flavored waters and teaches children how to follow a recipe.
Buffington, A. 2020, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno
Kids Cook - Lesson 02 - Colorful Summer Popsicles
This lesson describes how to create colorful summer popsicles and teaches children how to follow a recipe.
Buffington, A. 2020, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno
Kids Cook - Lesson 03 - A Corny Summer
This lesson describes how to create fun summer recipes involving corn and teaches children how to follow a recipe.
Buffington, A. 2020, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, IP
Kids Cook - Lesson 1 Evaluation
This evaluation tests your knowledge of the kids cook lesson 1 curriculum.
Buffington, A. 2020, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno
Kids Cook - Lesson 2 Evaluation
This evaluation goes along with Lesson 2 Kids Cook to test your knowledge of what you learned from the curriculum.
Buffington, A. 2020, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno
Kids Cook - Lesson 3 Evaluation
This evaluation goes along with Lesson 3 Kids Cook to test your knowledge of what you learned from the curriculum.
Buffington, A. 2020, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno
dinner with parents
Kids Win When Family Meals Are A Priority
Make Mealtime Quality Time
Buffington, A. and Lindsay, A. 2021, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, FS-21-89
Kitchen Activities
Kitchen Activities
As preschoolers grow, they are able to help out with different tasks in the kitchen. While the following suggestions are typical, children may develop these skills at different ages.
USDA 2020, United States Department of Agriculture
Knowing the School System: Standards and Testing
This fact sheet provides an overview of Session 3: Knowing the School System: Standards and Testing.
Luna, N. 2011, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, FS-11-44
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?
Buffington, A. and Lindsay, A. 2020, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, FS-21-87
girl playing with cardboard
Let's Discover STEM: Five-Year Report 2017-2022 Nevada Sustainable Communities Project
A seven-week workshop targeting children in at-risk communities in Las Vegas & Reno-Sparks to promote STEM topics and the results of said workshop.
Weigel, D., Kim, Y., and Evans, B. 2022, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, IP-22-01
Logical Consequences & Responsible Teens
This fact sheet explains responsibility and eight logical consequences guidelines for teens.
Day, P. 2004, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, FS-04-66
Los Niños Pequeños Que Aprenden Control De Si Mismo Tienen Más Posibilidades Para El Éxito (Young Children Who Learn Self Control Have More Chances for Success)
Los padres y cuidadores de los niños juegan ún rol muy vital ayudando a los niños pequeños a desarrollar sus habilidades de control de si mismo.
Kim, Y. 2012, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, Fact Sheet FS-12-17
A young child with his family's museum in a box diorama
Make Your Home a Great Place to Play
The many forms of play enrich a child’s brain, body and life in important ways, and STEM in the early years makes a difference in children’s lives. Any time, even this time of coronavirus, can be the right time to make time for STEM. All families can learn more about STEM at home.
Ramirez-Barroeta, L., and Andrews, A. 2020, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno
Making Education a Family Goal
This fact sheet provides an overview of Session 1: Making Education a Family Goal.
Luna, N. 2011, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, FS-11-42
Mom’s Special Gift
This fact sheet contains questions and answers regarding when one can breastfeed and the benefits of breastfeeding for babies.
Tang, M. and Sigman-Grant, M. 2003, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, FS-03-15
Money Sense for Your Children - The Spending Plan
This fact sheet is lesson 4 of the Money Sense for Your Children and will explore money management and how to create a spending plan by understanding the needs and wants of children.
Koehler, C., Crites, A., Behal, P., and Horton, S. 2006, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, FS-06-96
Money Sense for your Children - Money Management Sense
This fact sheet is lesson 1 of money sense for your children that specifically deals with money management.
Koehler, C., Crites, A., Behal, P., and Horton, S., 2006, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, FS-06-93
Money Sense for Your Children - Saving and Sharing
This fact sheet is lesson 3 of The Money Sense for Your Children series which explores how children can save and share their money.
Koehler, C., Crites, A., Behal, P., and Horton, S. 2006, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, FS-06-95
Money Sense for your Children - The Pressures of Advertising
This fact sheet contains a variety of information on how children can learn more about money and advertising.
Koehler, C, Crites, A., Behal, P., and Horton, S. 2007, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, FS-07-19
Money Sense for your Children - Where Money Comes From
This fact sheet is lesson 2 of Money Sense for your Children series and will explore where money comes from. Learn more about how children can find ways to make money early on in their life.
Koehler, C., Crites, A., Behal, P., and Horton, S., 2006, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, FS-06-94
Money Sense for your Children - Your Questions - Your Answers
This fact sheet is lesson 6 of the Money Sense for your Children series and will explore common questions and answers that parents and children have about money loss, stealing, allowance, and more.
Koehler, C., Crites, A., Behal, P., and Horton, S., 2006, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, FS-06-97
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
kids muscles
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. and Byington, T. 2020, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, FS-20-17
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
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
A kid playing a game of mystery tasting of blueberries.
Mystery Tasting
Let your child identify fruits and vegetables (and their food group) based solely on their taste. This interactive game is fun and lets them try new food!
Lindsay, A. 2020, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno
mother slicing fruit with daugher
Nevada Statewide SNAP-Ed Needs Assessment, 2020-2021
A needs assessment of SNAP-Ed programs statewide in Nevada. In 2020, all counties had a SNAP-Ed program, though they did not all receive individual funding, and 9 had programs, delivered by Extension. This publication shows many counties lack health and nutrition programs and how to improve this within the state.
Buffington, A., Webber, K., and Lindsay, A. 2021, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno
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
New Year, New Reads!
Do you like to meet new characters, imagine worlds unknown and learn about notable people and events in history? Join us in this challenge of expanding your knowledge and reading skills!
McGee, S. 2021, University of Nevada, Reno Extension
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Nutrition Activities to do with Your Children
Nutrition activities that can help teach children healthy choices regarding food, while having fun.
Lindsay, A. 2020, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, IP
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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
Nutrition facts label on a can.
Nutrition Facts Label: Understanding the Label
The Nutrition Facts label is designed to provide consumers with relevant information and nutrient content of food products being consumed. Learn how to read a nutrition facts label.
Buffington, A., Lindsay, A. 2019, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno
Obstacle Course
Obstacle Course
A fun game to help encourage physical activity among children.
Lindsay, A. 2020, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno
Options After High School
This fact sheet provides an overview of Session 4: Options After High School.
Luna, N. 2011, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, FS-11-045
Orders of Protection: Domestic Violence
The purpose of this fact sheet is to describe what an Order of Protection is, the process followed to obtain one, and the need to report order violations.
Powell, P. and Smith, M. 2012, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, FS-12-07
Pack it Up Lyrics
Lyrics to Pack it Up song.
French, D., Eliaers, C., and Lindsay, A. 2009, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno
Perceived stress, stressors, and preferred stress management strategies among western agricultural producers Grocke-Dewey, M., Brennan, A., Freeman, B., Weas, H., Gutheil, J., Stallones, L., & McMoran, D. 2023, Journal of Rural Mental Health, 47(3), 152–162
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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. and Byington, T. 2020, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno, FS-20-18
Peter Parrot Pasta
A healthy recipe for preschool aged children to bring for lunch.
Lindsay, A. 2020, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno
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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
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Physical Activity Improves Brain and Cognitive Functions
Children who are more physically active perform better academically and have better memory and attention.
Lindsay, A. and Byington, T. 2020, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, FS-20-23
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Physical Activity, How Much Is Enough? | Active Kids Are Healthy Kids
Just for Preschoolers and Their Families
Lindsay, A. and Byington, T. 2020, Extension,| University of Nevada, Reno, FS-20-19
big and small fruit
Portion Sizes / Tamaño de Porciones
Children need smaller quantities of food than adults do for their small bodies. USDA’s MyPlate “rule of thumb” says the serving size for a child should be ½ of an adult’s serving. Many Nutrition Facts labels do not express this. It is up to the adults in their lives to ensure the proper portion sizes.
Lindsay, A., & Buffington, A. 2021, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, FS-21-104
Nicole Hansen with Sunscreen
PPE for Summer Gardening and Crops for the Desert Summers - Peppers
The Mojave Desert is a unique growing environment. With summer temperatures that can go over 110 degrees Fahrenheit it is imperative that you use the "Right Plant, Right Place" theory. Community-Based Instructor, Nicole Hansen, teaches you how to grow peppers in the desert.
Hansen, N. 2020, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno, YouTube Channel
Pre-Kindergarten Math Concepts
This fact sheet provides a quick overview of pre-kindergarten math concepts and more.
Bixler, M. 2006, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, FS-06-91
Pre-Kindergarten Standards: Building the Framework for Learning
This fact sheet provides information on Pre-kindergarten standards and concepts such as math, science, creative arts, and more.
Bixler, M. 2006, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, FS-06-20
A basket of fruit and vegetables.
Preschooler Shopping List
Use this shopping list with your preschooler to make your next grocery store shopping fun and interactive for your little one.
Buffington, A., Lindsay, A. 2019, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno
A teacher with children eating apples.
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
Preventing Falls in Your Home
This fact sheet contains extensive information on ways to prevent the risk of falling in one's home.
Collins, C. and Petermeier, H. 2007, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, FS-07-24
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Produce Pick of the Month: Cantaloupe Recipe
Chef Suzy partners with Produce Pick of the Month to bring you this yummy cantaloupe smoothie recipe that you can try at home.
McClain, S. 2020, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno
Produce Pick of the Month: Garbanzo Bean Recipe
Chef Suzy partners with Produce Pick of the Month to share with you this delicious and fast garbanzo recipe. Follow along to learn how to make something new and to know interesting facts about garbanzo beans.
McClain, S. 2020, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno, Recipes
Cartoon Jicama
Produce Pick of the Month: Jicama Recipe
Chef Suzy partners with Produce Pick of the Month to bring you this jicama recipe that you can try at home.
McClain, S. 2020, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno
Project MAGIC In Northern Nye and Esmeralda Counties
This fact sheet explores project Magic in Northern Nye and Esmeralda by looking at its history, description, components, impacts, and many more.
Poperin, A. and Smith, M. 2006, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, FS-06-72
Beans seeds in jar
Propagation by Seed
Learn how to properly plant a seed!
Hansen, N. 2020, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno, YouTube Channel
Nicole with stems for propagation
Propagation of Stems and Leaves
Nicole Hansen, of the Youth Horticulture Education Program, teaches how to propagate plants by stem and leaf cuttings.
Hansen, N. 2020, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno, YouTube Channel
Pug's Power Pack
A healthy recipe for preschool aged children to bring for lunch.
Lindsay, A. 2020, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno
A group of kids following the instructor waving ribbons in the air.
Rainbow Ribbons
A fun game to help encourage physical activity among children.
Lindsay, A. 2020, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno
Kids jumping with scarves in their hands.
Rainbow Scarves
A fun game to help encourage physical activity among children.
Lindsay, A. 2020, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno
Reactive Attachment Disorder - Developing An Understanding Through Information
This fact sheet contains information on Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD), behaviors, and several treatment models that are often used.
Day, P. 2001, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, FS-01-80
begal brunch sandwich
Recipes - Healthy Kids Resource Center
Packing a healthy lunchbox and other healthy ideas.
Lindsay, A. 2020, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, IP
Recognizing Child Abuse and Neglect
This fact sheet provides extensive information on recognizing child abuse and neglect by exploring ways to recognize child abuse. Learn more about physical and behavioral indicators, factors affecting them, and how to report child abuse.
Kock, J. and Byington, T 2006, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, FS-06-25
Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect
This fact sheet explores child abuse and neglect, types of maltreatment, reporting, perpetrators, and many more.
Kock, J., Agao, V., Byington, T., and Martin, S. 2006, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, FS-06-26
Roads to Higher Education
This fact sheet provides an overview of Session 5: Roads to Higher Education.
Luna, N. 2011, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, FS-11-46
Safe Handling of Expressed Breast Milk
This fact sheet provides extensive information on handling safely expressed break milk. Learn more about the guidelines for storing and transporting breast milk, thawing, reheating, and feeding.
Sigman-Grant, M. and Tang M. 2003, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, FS-03-19
Safely Feeding Babies and Infants
This fact sheet contains information regarding parents' options for feeding babies and infants. Learn more about keeping clean and serving breast milk/formula and when should it be discarded.
Sigman-Grant, M. 2001, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, FS-07-22
Science in the Preschool Classroom: The Living World - Animals and Plants
This fact sheet contains extensive information on how children can learn to be scientists at an early age by exploring different topics and ideas for the classroom.
Weigel, D., Byington, T., Kim, Y. 2017, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, FS-17-09
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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. and Byington, T. 2020, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno, FS-20-21
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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. and Byington, T. 2020, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, FS-20-20
Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS)
This fact sheet explains what Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS) is and serval ways to prevent it.
Kock, Jo. 2007, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, FS-07-49
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Shopping with Kids
Your Game Plan to Grocery Shopping With Kids
Lindsay, A., & Buffington, A. 2021, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, FS-21-105
2 kids doing jumping jacks.
Simon Says
A fun game to help encourage physical activity among children.
Lindsay, A. 2020, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno
kid eat orange
Snack & Mealtime Routines
A regular routine of meals and snacks helps discourage eating all day, and preschoolers like it because they know what to expect.
Lindsay, A., & Buffington, A. 2021, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, FS-21-103
Nicole Hansen
Something Special is Coming From YHEP!
YHEP and Texas A&M University have something very special coming up. Stay Tuned!
Hansen, N. 2020, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno, YouTube Channel
A boy doing a crab walk as he plays limbo.
Stretchy Limbo
A fun game to help encourage physical activity among children.
Lindsay, A. 2020, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (Sids) In Southern Nevada
This Curriculum material explains the Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) by defining the syndrome, listing important facts, and many more.
Kock, J. 2004, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, CM-04-03
Supposed to Polka Lyrics
Lyrics to Supposed to Polka.
Lindsay, A., Mullis, A., and Prestridge, J. 2018, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno
family dinner
Talking Positively At Mealtimes - Your Words Matter
As your child's caregiver, you play the biggest role in their eating behavior.
Buffington, A. and Lindsay, A. 2021, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, FS-21-90
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
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Teaching Children To Make Healthy Choices - Empowering Children Through Language
If young children are taught early and practice healthy choices, they will make better food choices as they grow up.
Buffington,A. and Lindsay, A. 2020, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, IP
Teaching Young Children About Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
It is important to teach your child about diversity, equity and inclusion. It is so important to help your children learn how to embrace diversity in a way that is respectful and celebrates different cultures, backgrounds and experiences.
YaeBin Kim 2021, University of Nevada, Reno, Extension, FS-21-96
Harvesting lettuce
Team YHEP Presents: Hydroponics Harvest and Donations
Team YHEP shows you how we harvest and package our hydroponic produce for donation to our food pantry partners throughout Las Vegas!
O'Callaghan, A., Braxton-Perry, T., Hansen, N., and Ford-Terry, I., 2020, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno, YouTube Channel
The Benefits of Employing Certified Babysitters
This fact sheet explains the benefits of employing certified babysitters by exploring the skills, expectations, and certification of certified babysitters.
Clark, M., Caldera, Z., and Leigh, G. 2004, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, FS-04-64
The Boogie Oogie Slide
Lyrics to the Boogie Oogie Slide.
Lindsay, A., and Sluyter, C. 2009, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno
climbing the ropes
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. and Byington, T. 2020, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, FS-20-16
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The hard truth about domestic violence
Intimate partner violence doesn't discriminate. It can happen to anyone. Learn more about its impacts on victims, survivors and the economy, and find local and national resources.
Andrews, A. 2019, Nevada Today
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
A kid grabbing a red ball for the treasure hunt game.
Treasure Hunt
A fun game to encourage physical activity among children.
Lindsay, A. 2020, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno
University of Nevada, Reno Extension Statewide Health and Nutrition Program Best Practices Guide for Program Implementation (First Edition)
This tool serves as a resource for implementing multi-component interventions and evidence-based curricula to improve the health and wellbeing of Nevadans. It is designed to assist internal and external collaborators in increasing the appeal of healthful nutrition and physical activity in limited resource communities.
Helm, M. M., Buffington, A., Lindsay, A. R. 2022, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno, Informational Publication
Using a Pedometer
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!
Lindsay, A. 2009, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, FS-08-32
Veggie Quetzaldilla
A healthy recipe for preschool aged children to bring for lunch.
Lindsay, A. 2020, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno
Ven Conmigo Song
Lyrics to Ven Conmigo song.
Sluyter, C. 2009, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno
A guy holding various types of pool toys.
Water Song
Learn the lyrics to the water song so you can sing along!
Lindsay, A., Smith, C., & Mullis, A. 2022, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno
Ways Introverts and Extraverts Can Accept, Respect, and Embrace Human Differences
This fact sheet provides information on how introverts and extroverts can accept, respect, and embrace human differences by looking at introverts' and extroverts' tendencies and how to work out differences.
Leigh, G. and Miller, E. 2006, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, FS-06-98
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.
What a Girl Wants! What a Girl Needs! Living Healthy without Methamphetamine.
This fact sheet provides extensive detail on the needs and wants for girls to live healthily. Learn about different ways to track issues and suggestions to change one's lifestyle.
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
Lindsay, A. and Byington, T. 2020, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, FS-20-13
Wildebeets Bowl
A healthy recipe for preschool aged children to bring for lunch.
Lindsay, A. 2020, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno
A child dancing along with the instructor.
Yebo Let's Go Song
Lyrics to Yebo Let's Go song.
Mullis, A., Lindsay, A., Prestridge, J. 2018, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno
Yes, Parenting is Difficult!
If you are parents to children of any age, at some point in life you must have felt that parenting is difficult. Parenting sometimes involves more work than pleasure. Although very rewarding, most parents agree, taking care of a child and his or her many, many needs can be physically and emotionally exhausting.
YaeBin K. 2021, University of Nevada, Reno, Extension, FS-21-95
YHEP Summer Recipes, Ep.02: Garden Fresh Eggplant Empanadas
Delicious summer empanada dish using hearty eggplant created by Tricia Braxton Perry.
Braxton Perry, T. 2020, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno, YouTube Channel
Tomatoes in a 5-Gallon Bucket
YHEP: Hydroponics At Home, Ep 03: Growing Tomatoes in a 5-Gallon Bucket
YHEP Instructor Ian Ford-Terry shows you how you can grow tomatoes year-round in a DIY 5-gallon bucket hydroponic system!
Ford-Terry, I. 2020, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno, YouTube Channel
You And Your Baby: The Nurturing Team…
This fact sheet contains extensive information on nurturing a baby from the early months (12-24). Learn more about foods and facts that will help benefit your toddler years.
Sigman-Grant. M. 2002, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, FS-02-14
Children in the Digital Age
Young Children in the Digital Age
In the 21st century, babies to school-age children are digital consumers, often using TV, computers, gaming systems, even smartphones and tablets. This fact sheet explains possible concerns and benefit associated with children's media use and suggest what parents/caregivers can do.
Kim, Y. 2013, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno, FS-13-22
Young Children Who Learn Self Control Have More Chances for Success
Preschoolers who are better at self control become more self-confident, more independent, better at handling stress and frustration, and better in academic performance during adolescence. Parents and child care providers play a vital role in helping young children develop self control skills.
Kim, Y. 2011, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, Fact Sheet FS-11-57
Zebra Zucchini Bowl
A healthy recipe for preschool aged children to bring for lunch.
Lindsay,A. 2020, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno