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Apr 27, 2020

As officials in the U.S. took steps to reduce the spread of the coronavirus by closing non-essential businesses, colleges, schools and preschools, parents with young children were scrambling to find help. In some cases, older children were asked to look after their younger brothers and sisters. To help these teens and “tweens” better handle their new role as a caregiver, K-State Research and Extension has launched a new program called Suddenly in Charge. Extension child development specialist Bradford Wiles says the program offers basic safety elements and age-appropriate activities.

Sound Living is a weekly public affairs program addressing issues related to families and consumers. It is hosted by Jeff Wichman. Each episode shares the expertise of K-State specialists in fields such as child nutrition, food safety, adult development and aging, youth development, family resource management, physical fitness and more.

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K‑State Research and Extension is a short name for the Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, a program designed to generate and distribute useful knowledge for the well‑being of Kansans. Supported by county, state, federal and private funds, the program has county Extension offices, experiment fields, area Extension offices and regional research centers statewide. Its headquarters is on the K‑State campus in Manhattan.