Clipart of a carton of chocolate milk with a straw.Chocolate milk still has the same healthy nutrients, like calcium, protein, vitamin D, potassium, and magnesium, that white milk has.

But it has added sugar.

Added sugars give us extra calories that can lead to weight gain.

Chocolate milk can be part of a healthy diet, but if your child likes white milk, serve that most of the time and chocolate milk occasionally.

When you serve chocolate milk, choose fat-free or 1% chocolate milk.

Adapted from Iowa Department of Public Health.

Enter to win bannerNevada students are invited to showcase their artistic talents and promote radon awareness by entering the 2018 Nevada Radon Poster Contest, offered by University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s Radon Education Program.

The contest ends Oct. 31.

The contest is open to all children ages 9 to 14 years old enrolled in public, private, territorial, tribal, Department of Defense and home schools.

Children can also enter through a sponsoring group, such as art, computer, library, reading, science, scouting, youth or 4-H clubs.

Details can be found on the website.

4-H LogoAs the new school year begins, so do a number of 4-H activities and opportunities. University of Nevada Cooperative Extension offers youth ages 5 to 19 throughout Nevada a variety of 4-H youth development clubs and programs to participate in as extracurricular activities.

Extension’s 4-H Program includes both urban and rural clubs spanning many interests, such as rocketry, robotics, shooting sports, cooking, raising and showing animals, and more. Clubs help youth develop skills in communications, leadership, citizenship and healthy living. Many clubs also enhance science, technology, engineering and math abilities.

Find more information or to learn more about local 4-H clubs and programs on the website.

FallGardeningSince gardening is a year-round activity in Las Vegas, Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Program is offering a free evening speaker series, Growing Under the Stars. The monthly speaker and topic will change depending upon the gardening concerns for that month.

In August,  Master Gardener Kristy McCumby-Hyland will guide you through the process of preparing your garden for fall. McCumby-Hyland will discuss what and when to plant for a successful fall garden!

More info available online.