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New Graduates: Are You Interested in New and Exciting Opportunities?

With the changing seasons and university coming to an end for some, you may be starting to think about the next steps going forward in your career and education.

If you’re a recent graduate of one of the current or former departments in the Faculty of Human Ecology you might want to consider becoming a Professional Home Economist (PHEc) with the Manitoba Association of Home Economists (MAHE).

If you’re interested in learning more about why you should become a PHEc as well as some of the benefits of becoming a PHEc, Melissa over at Mango About Town is giving a first hand account of the process and the benefits of becoming a PHEc.

Visit her blog to the see the post: What is a Professional Home Economist?


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MAHE Members – do you have a veggie tip?

Dear MAHE Member,

Do you have a helpful kitchen tip for the 5 veggies included in the Farm to School Healthy Choice Fundraiser?

MAHE is pleased to be partnering with the Manitoba Canola Growers Association (MCGA) to develop a recipe booklet to be inserted into 60,000 Farm to School bags to be delivered across the province this fall.

The pamphlet will include 20 recipes, courtesy of the MCGA. MAHE’s role will be to contribute at least 20 everyday practical tips from Professional Home Economists to be included in the booklet.  Do you have a tip to share?

Tips MUST be:

  • written in plain language
  • between 5 to 25 words
  • practical everyday tips from a Professional Home Economist
  • submitted to Getty Stewart by May 22

Tips could be:

  • specific to one of the 5 vegetables (carrots, onions, potatoes, cabbage and parsnips).
  • general tips regarding cooking, using, storing, preparing vegetables
  • ideas to make life in the kitchen easier
  • ideas to get families to eat more veggies

For example:

– Store onions away from potatoes or carrots to keep them both at their best.

– Keep pre-cut, ready to eat veggies in the fridge for convenient and healthy snacking.

– One medium onion yields about 1 cup of chopped onions

We’d love to include tips from Professional Home Economists from around the province to help showcase what some MAHE members do and that our goal is to help improved the quality of life for families.  If your tip is selected, your name, PHEc designation and town/city name will be listed beside the tip.

If you have any questions or would like to see the list of recipes being considered, please contact me at

We’re very excited about adding these to the Farm to School Fundraising bags and the opportunity to promote MAHE and Professional Home Economists from around the province.

Remember deadline for submission is May 22, 2015.


Getty Stewart, PHEc, B.Ed.

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Feeding our Fine Feathered Friends

This is a great activity for kids during these never-ending days of winter. This post first appeared on the HomeFamily blog in January, 2012.

By Nancy Schneider, Professional Home Economist

Winter is well upon us; the ground is covered with snow, what a great time to see whom you can invite to your yard. For many of us living in the city our chances to interact with nature decrease when winter arrives. There are many ways to encourage birds to visit your yard, offering great learning opportunities and hours of entertainment.

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