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Healthy N.D. 4-H Clubs

healthy 4-H clubFifteen North Dakota 4-H clubs have been recognized for eating smart and playing hard in 2009-10. These clubs, with a total of 243 members, earned the Healthy North Dakota 4-H Clubs recognition for making "Eat Smart. Play Hard. Together" lessons part of their club activities.

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Dakota Feeder Calf Show

Dakota Feeder Calf ShowProducers have opportunities for retaining ownership of cattle beyond the cow-calf production phase. The Dakota Feeder Calf Show and Feedout allows producers to learn how their calves perform in the feed yard. The program also gives producers information on the calves' carcass value. 

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Why Eat Veggies?

salad on plateVegetables are nutritious, colorful, versatile and flavorful. They're also low in calories, fat and sodium, and they don't contain cholesterol. Plus, vegetables are good sources of vitamins, minerals and fiber.

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Eating For Your Eyes

Girl with eye chartDiabetic retinopathy is a complication of diabetes that can lead to blindness. Eating a healthful diet helps control blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol levels. It's also the key to preventing health problems such as diabetic retinopathy.

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Nourish Your Joints

hand X-rayMost of us experience some joint stiffness during seasonal changes. However, degenerative diseases such as arthritis can prevent us from enjoying our favorite activities. Staying fit, drinking plenty of water and eating smart are among the ways we can keep our joints mobile.

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Get Walking!

Walk NDHealth experts recommend we do at least 30 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity most days of the week. Let Walk North Dakota help you reach that goal. The next Walk North Dakota challenge starts Sept. 12.

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4-H Makes Learning Fun

4-H camera girlMore than 6,300 youth are enrolled in 4-H in North Dakota. 4-H offers programs in a wide variety of subjects, including livestock judging, crops, clothing and textiles, aerospace, shooting sports, geospatial science, energy, robotics and technology. To sign up for 2010-11, contact your county Extension office. 

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Nourish Your Bones

foot green backgroundOur body may break down bone faster than it can make bone as we age, which can lead to problems such as osteoporosis. Eating nutrient-rich foods and doing weight-bearing physical activity will help keep our bones in good shape.

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Let Earth Work For You

Ground-source heat pumpYou can use the Earth to heat and cool your home. Ground-source heating systems pull heat from underground, concentrate it in a heat pump and distribute the heat throughout the house. In the summer, the system pulls heat from the house.

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Food Preservation

Canned TomatoesIs your garden producing more fruits or vegetables than you can use now? Then preserve some to eat later. But don't let your experience become a health hazard because you didn't use a research-tested recipe or follow proper canning procedures. For more information on preserving food safely at home, see our food preservation website.

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Leadership Short Course

RLND participants in Watford City, NDSeventeen western North Dakotans who attended a Rural Leadership North Dakota short course in Watford City are working on projects to benefit their communities, including a community garden, wellness center, social networking opportunities and affordable housing. For more information, visit http://tinyurl.com/RLNDshortcourse.

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2015 Community Forums

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