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Oct 10, 2017

The Christmas displays that are already set up in major retail outlets are a sure sign that the holiday season – and all the food that goes along with it – can’t be too far off. K-State Research and Extension family and consumer sciences specialist Sharolyn Jackson says Halloween marks the beginning of what some refer to as a food and party marathon – a marathon that won’t end until after the Super Bowl. She says eating in moderation, being physically active and identifying the things you struggle with during the extended holiday season will help you maintain your current weight.

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.