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U.S. Food Commodity
Consumption Broken Down by Demographics, 1994-2008

A newly released report from USDA's Economic Research Service provides insight into food consumption patterns between 1994-2008.  For a summary or the report, read U.S. Food Commodity Consumption Broken Down by Demographics or click here or the full report.

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U.S. Food Commodity
Consumption Broken Down by Demographics, 1994-2008

A newly released report from USDA's Economic Research Service provides insight into food consumption patterns between 1994-2008.  For a summary or the report, read U.S. Food Commodity Consumption Broken Down by Demographics or click here or the full report.

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Child Development

Helping your child grow and develop to her greatest potential is one of the most important jobs you have as a parent. Learning as much as you can about how your baby grows is the first step in this important job. It helps you know what to expect and how to understand her needs and behavior. Check out the Very Important Parents program’s, Ages and Stages tip sheet to learn more about your developing child. http://www.bevip.org/resources/child-development/ father and kid boy role-playing together isolated** Note: Shallow depth of field[/caption]

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What is Sexual
Identity and what should we do with it?

What is sexual identity? I’m so glad you asked because I just received a PDF of the short article I wrote for the The Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Family Studies. Sexual identity, according to yours truly, “can be defined as a label that helps signify to others who a person is as a sexual being and includes the perceptions, goals, beliefs, and values one has in regard to his/her sexual self.” (p. 1). Sexual identity is a multidimensional construct; it is not just gay or straight. It involves many factors such as gender identity, sexual orientation, sexual attraction, sexual behaviors, and even fantasies & desires. Sexual identity exploration is 100% normal and is an expected aspect of human development. To read more about this topic, visit Dr. Kim Allen's blog.

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Energy Star Tip of
the Day

Want to learn more about what you can do to increase energy efficiency and save money?  Check out today's Energy Star Tip of the Day.

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Is Your Emergency Kit
Ready?

Our emergency kits are ready.   Now it’s your turn to #Prepare and Share. Visit ready.gov/prepare #PrepareAthon

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May is Older Americans Month Older adults are a growing and increasingly vital part of our country. The contributions they make to our communities are varied, deeply rooted, and include influential roles in MORE »

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