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Winemaking at Home (C 717) Published 12/21/2016

This publication provides essential material and detailed instructions for successfully making wine at home. The information is designed for beginners who do not know where to begin and for experienced amateurs who run into difficulties.

A School's Guide to the 'Nitty-Gritty' about Head Lice (C 850) Published 12/21/2016

This guide discusses how to prevent and treat head lice outbreaks in schools.

A Parent's Guide to the 'Nitty-Gritty' about Head Lice (C 851) Published 12/21/2016

This guide for parents explains what to do -- and what not to do -- when a child gets head lice.

Jams and Jellies (FDNS-E-43-08) Published 12/21/2016

Sweet spreads—butters, jellies, jams, conserves, marmalades and preserves—add zest to meals. All contain the four essential ingredients needed to make a jellied fruit product–fruit, pectin, acid and sugar. They differ, however, depending upon fruit used, proportion of different ingredients, method of preparation and density of the fruit pulp. This publication deals with the basics of making jellies and jams, without adding pectin. Information on ingredients, equipment, and the canning process are provided in this publication. Recipes for jellies and jams are also included. For more information on food preservation, visit the National Center for Home Food Preservation online at

Protect Yourself from Ticks (C 937) Published 12/21/2016

This publication discusses how to protect yourself and the areas around your home from ticks. It also includes information on common tick-borne diseases, such as Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever and Lyme disease.

Stored Product Pests in the Home (B 1378) Published 12/21/2016

Several dozen insect species infest food and non-food products of plant and animal origin commonly found in homes. Collectively, this group of insects is referred to as stored product pests. Most are small beetles or moths. For homeowners, often the first sign of a stored product pest infestation is the sudden, unexplained and then persistent presence of numerous insects in a particular area of the home.

Drinking Water is Important (C 1037-01) Published 12/21/2016

Learn why drinking water is an important part of keeping yourself and your family healthy, and help children learn about hydration by exploring wet and dry sponges.

How Much Water Should You Drink? (C 1037-02) Published 12/21/2016

Find out how much water you should drink to stay hydrated, and help children make drinking water more fun by making colored fruit ice cubes.

Water Helps Children Succeed (C 1037-03) Published 12/21/2016

Read tips to help your child drink enough water every day, and help your child keep track of water drinking with a simple chart.

Eating a Variety of Foods is Healthy! (C 1037-04) Published 12/21/2016

Learn about the five food groups that make up MyPlate, and help your child learn the groups by coloring in sections of a paper plate.

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