Upcoming Events



Right Bite Cooking Class offers Healthier Options

Are you taking the right bites out of your food choices?

 

We all want to make healthier food choices, but sometimes the information can be hard to understand and there are competing opinions as to what is the healthier food choice.

Attend the Right Bite Cooking Class at the Cullman Extension office and maybe some of those food choice decisions will be easier – once you learn to navigate through the food aisles. The four classes include ideas on:

  • Portion Control
  • Reading the Nutrition Label
  • Choosing the Right Fat: Controlling Risk for Cardiovascular Disease
  • Carbohydrate and Fiber: Friend or Foe?
  • Seven Ways to Control Your Blood Pressure
Learn how to read a nutrition food label based on your health concerns

Throughout the four classes, we will incorporate some ways to look at food related information and how to make the best decision for you and your family –  based on your health concerns and lifestyle. There will be some food preparation and food tasting.

The dates for the Tuesday classes are: January 16, 23, 30, and February 6 at 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm.

Contact the Cullman County ACES Office (256) 737-9386 to Register or Donna Shanklin at drs0009@auburn.edu  or 256-200-2997

 

 

2018 Kids Cope Schedule

a bandaged heart with the words "Kids Cope" adjacent to the heart

The Cullman Circuit Court has mandated that all divorcing parents of minor children must attend a KidsCope parenting session. You are required to attend one session that will last approximately two hours.

Topics to be included:

  • Needs of your children during this stressful time
  • Building positive relationships with your child
  • Learning to avoid putting your child in no-win situations
  • Developmental stages of children and their reactions to divorce
  • Parenting together even when divorced

Session Dates and Times:

Saturday, January 13, 2018, 9:00 a.m.
Monday, January 29, 2018, 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 10, 2018, 9:00 a.m.
Monday, February 26, 2018, 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 10, 2018, 9:00 a.m.
Monday, March 19, 2018, 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 14, 2018, 9:00 a.m.
Monday, April 30, 2018, 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 12, 2018, 9:00 a.m.
Monday, May 21, 2018, 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, June 9, 2018, 9:00 a.m.
Monday, June 25, 2018, 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, July 14, 2018, 9:00 a.m.
Monday, July 30, 2018, 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 11, 2018, 9:00 a.m.
Monday, August 27, 2018, 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, September 8, 2018, 9:00 a.m.
Monday, September 24, 2018, 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 13, 2018, 9:00 a.m.
Monday, October 29, 2018, 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 10, 2018, 9:00 a.m.
Monday, November 26, 2018, 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 8, 2018, 9:00 a.m.

FEE:

$20 per person if applications and payment are received by the Cullman County Extension Office prior to the session*. A late fee of $5.00 will be charged if you pay at the time of the session.

Sessions will be held at the Cullman County Office Building Conference Room at 402 Arnold Street NE, Cullman, AL 35055.

For more information contact the Cullman County Extension Office at 256-737-9386

*FEE MUST BE PAID BY MONEY ORDER OR CASH ONLY. (NO LARGE BILLS OR CHECKS WILL BE ACCEPTED.)

pdf 2018 Kids Cope Application – a printable brochure with schedule and application form.

Breadmaking 101

bread

September 25, 2017
10:00 am—3:00 pm
Cullman County Extension Office
402 Arnold Street NE Suite G-1
Cullman, AL 35055
Fee: $15.00

Learn the basics of making several different varieties of yeast breads, including dinner rolls, sweet rolls, hamburger & hotdog buns, pizza crust, and sandwich bread. Participation is limited to the first 15 people to register and pay for the class.

Workshop Registration Form

Mayonnaise and Peanut Butter Jars Are not Suitable for Canning – Extension Daily

Many home food preservers ask the question “Can mayonnaise jars made by a company that makes canning jars be used in home food preservation?”  The answer is no.

“Companies making both canning jars and other types of jars caution against using commercial jars for home canning,” said Patti West, a regional food safety agent with Alabama Extension.  Read article……….

If you would like to learn how to safely preserve the bounty from your summer garden, the Cullman County Extension has a three-day course Home Food Preservation Course scheduled for 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, Tuesday, July 18th-Thursday, July 20th.  The cost is $40 for the course or $15 per day.  Contact our office at 256-737-9386 for more information.  Space is limited and you must pre-register to attend.

Source: Mayonnaise and Peanut Butter Jars Are not Suitable for Canning – Extension Daily

 

Tasty Bites Series – Low Fat Pudding in a Cloud

Low Fat Pudding in a Cloud
(Adapted from Kraftfoods.com)

You’ll Need –

2 cups cold fat-free milk
1 (4-serving package) sugar-free chocolate pudding
2 cups thawed frozen lite whipped topping

Measuring cups
Medium bowl
Spoon
Wire whisk

1. Pour milk into medium bowl. Add pudding mix. Beat with wire whisk 2 minutes or until smooth and
thickened.
2. Spoon 1/3 cup of whipped topping into each of six dessert dishes. Take the back of the spoon and
make a well in each so whipped topping covers the bottom and up the sides.
3. Fill each well with a sixth of the pudding.
4. Refrigerate at least one hour.
6 servings

Calories: 100 Carbohydrate: 15 grams Fat: 3 grams Protein: 3 grams Sodium: 260 milligrams Fiber:1
grams Cholesterol: 0 milligrams
Exchange: 1 starch, ½ fat

Tasty Bites are a series of videos created by the Human Nutrition, Diet & Health Team – Recipes in support of our Right Bite Cooking Series and Color Me Healthy Series.
Check out all the recipes and videos at http://www.aces.edu/family-health/health-nutrition/RightBite/#

For more information about the Right Bite series of classes contact your county office.

2017 Kids Cope Schedule

Kids Cope logo - a bandaged heart

The Cullman Circuit Court has mandated that all divorcing parents of minor children must attend a KidsCope parenting session. You are required to attend one session that will last approximately two hours.

Topics to be included:

  • Needs of your children during this stressful time
  • Building positive relationships with your child
  • Learning to avoid putting your child in no-win situations
  • Developmental stages of children and their reactions to divorce
  • Parenting together even when divorced

Session Dates and Times:

Saturday, January 7, 2017 9:00 a.m.
Monday, January 23, 2017, 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 4, 2017, 9:00 a.m.
Monday, February 13, 2017, 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 4, 2017, 9:00 a.m.
Monday, March 13, 2017, 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 8, 2017, 9:00 a.m.
Monday, April 24, 2017, 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 6, 2017, 9:00 a.m.
Monday, May 22, 2017, 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, June 10, 2017, 9:00 a.m.
Monday, June 19, 2017, 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, July 8, 2017, 9:00 a.m.
Monday, July 17, 2017, 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 12, 2017, 9:00 a.m.
Monday, August 21, 2017, 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, September 9, 2017, 9:00 a.m.
Monday, September 18, 2017, 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 7, 2017, 9:00 a.m.
Monday, October 23, 2017, 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 4, 2017, 9:00 a.m.
Monday, November 27, 2017, 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 9, 2017, 9:00 a.m.

FEE:

$20 per person if applications and payment are received by the Cullman County Extension Office prior to the session*. A late fee of $5.00 will be charged if you pay at the time of the session.

Sessions will be held at the Cullman County Office Building Conference Room at 402 Arnold Street NE, Cullman, AL 35055.

For more information contact the Cullman County Extension Office at 256-737-9386

*FEE MUST BE PAID BY MONEY ORDER OR CASH ONLY. (NO LARGE BILLS OR CHECKS WILL BE ACCEPTED.)

pdf 2017 Kids Cope Applicationa printable brochure with schedule and application form.

How To Dry Fruit

Home Food Safety, Preparation & Preservation, Regional Extension Agent, Angela Treadaway, discusses preserving fruit using dehydration.

Drying fruits is a delicious and nutritious way to add a little variety to your diet.  The process of preserving fruits by drying them originated in 1700 BC in ancient Mesopotamia.  Raisins, figs, dates, apricots and apples were some of the most popular dried fruits in ancient times, and remain some of the most popular today.

Read article at Extension Daily Blog

2016 Kids Cope Schedule

KidsCope

The Cullman Circuit Court has mandated that all divorcing parents of minor children must attend a KidsCope parenting session. You are required to attend one session that will last approximately two hours.

Topics to be included:

  • Needs of your children during this stressful time
  • Building positive relationships with your child
  • Learning to avoid putting your child in no-win situations
  • Developmental stages of children and their reactions to divorce
  • Parenting together even when divorced

Session Dates and Times:

Saturday, January 9, 2016, 9:00 a.m.
Monday, January 25, 2016, 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 13, 2016, 9:00 a.m.
Monday, February 22, 2016, 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 5, 2016, 9:00 a.m.
Monday, March 14, 2016, 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 2, 2016, 9:00 a.m.
Monday, April 18, 2016, 6:00 p.m.
Monday, May 9, 2016, 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 21, 2016, 9:00 a.m.
Monday, June 6, 2016, 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, June 25, 2016, 9:00 a.m.
Monday, July 11, 2016, 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, July 30, 2016, 9:00 a.m.
Monday, August 8, 2016, 6:00 p.m.
Monday, August 22 , 2016, 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, September 10, 2016, 9:00 a.m.
Monday, September 19, 2016, 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 8, 2016, 9:00 a.m.
Monday, October 17 , 2016, 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 5, 2016, 9:00 a.m.
Monday, November 14, 2016, 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 10, 2016, 9:00 a.m.

FEE:
$20 per person if applications and payment are received by the Cullman County Extension Office prior to the session. A late fee of $5.00 will be charged if you pay at the time of the session.Sessions will be held at the Cullman County Office Building Conference Room at 402 Arnold Street NE, Cullman, AL 35055. For more information contact the Cullman County Extension Office at 256-737-9386

For more information contact the Cullman County Extension Office at 256-737-9386

FEE MUST BE PAID BY MONEY ORDER OR CASH ONLY.(NO LARGE BILLS OR CHECKS WILL BE ACCEPTED.)

pdf 2016 Kids Cope Application – a Printable brochure with schedule and application form.

Extension Resources Available in Spanish

This is a Spanish-only web site devoted to serving Hispanics around the world. This site provides links to research-based information in Spanish, with each title translated into English, and links to English version publications (when available) as an aid to non-Spanish speaking service providers.

Este es un sitio web completamente en español dedicado a servir las comunidades hispanas alrededor del mundo. Este sitio provee enlaces a información básica sobre muchos aspectos de extraordinaria importancia en la vida cotidiana. Para poder ayudar a los usuarios de habla inglesa, las publicaciones con texto completo en español tienen también títulos en inglés y enlaces de las traducciones al inglés cuando disponible. [En el lado izquierdo aparece la lista de títulos y traducciones completas al inglés]