On Monday, May 9, two Adair County Extension Homemakers attended the State Homemakers Annual Meeting in Owensboro. This three-day long educational meeting included a trip to the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame and Museum and a session on the history of cooking with aprons. Additionally, 16 local cultural arts competition entries competed in the state competition. Ten of these entries won first place statewide.
We would like to congratulate Gerri Reynolds and Townya Ritzie for their winning entries and Gayle Harvey and Valarie Barnett for their honorable mentions.
Join us at the Adair County Extension Office on Wednesday, June 1 at noon as we again travel around the world. In this second installment of our international series, we will be learning about French culture and cuisine. Our workshop will be divided into thirds, first learning about French history from early revolutions to Napoleon, then we will discuss current country trends, finishing with a tasting of a traditional French dessert, aptly named Napoleon. This is a FREE workshop; however, space is limited to 15 people. Please RSVP by calling 270-384-2317 before Friday, May 27.
INFANT FORMULA SHORTAGE
If you are having difficulty finding formula to feed your infant, here are a few ideas to aid in your search:
- Call your pediatrician or local health department or WIC office. They may have formula samples on hand, be able to get samples from formula representatives, or suggest local organizations that have small supplies. For additional sources of formula and a store locator (scroll all the way to the bottom of the linked page), click here.
- Check smaller stores and drug stores. These may be shopped at less frequently than larger stores.
- If you can afford it, buy from well-recognized online retailers or pharmacies. Do not purchase from retailers who use multiple, independent sellers who might offer products that are expired.
- Check with local parenting groups. Some babies may have recently transitioned out of infant formula or parents have extra on hand they would be willing to share.
The American Academy of Pediatrics advises buying no more than a 10-day to two-week supply. Unless babies are on a special infant formula, it is probably OK to switch to another type of available formula. Call your pediatrician with questions or concerns.
Source: Dr. Courtney Luecking, Extension Specialist for Family Financial Management
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