Jul 31, 2023
As students return to the classroom, parents of school-aged children are facing a fairly large added expense. The National Retail Federation reports that back-to-school shopping for families with children in elementary grades through high school is expected to increase from last year’s previous record high of $864.35 to just over $890. However, K-State Research and Extension family resource management specialist Elizabeth Kiss (kish) says there are ways to start the school year without breaking the bank.
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.