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The Ohio Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program serves limited resource adults who care for children in their homes as well as limited-income youth. The program utilizes interactive discussions and activities to guide participants through a series of community based workshops aimed at improving diet quality, food safety and physical activity.
Ohio State University Extension Family and Consumer Sciences professionals offer a wide variety of nutrition-related programs throughout the state. FCS programs are administrated through EFNEP, SNAP-Ed and Healthy People and topics vary from county to county around the state.
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Family and Consumer Sciences provides a wide range of programs aimed at supporting and improving life across the full-range of Ohio's rural and urban communities. OSU Extension FCS programs help Ohioans address a range of issues from building stronger families and improving nutrition and food safety to managing family budgets and financial resources.
Ohio Supplemental Nutrition Education Program - Education is a nutrition education program serving low-income adults and youth throughout Ohio. It is a partnership between the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services and Ohio State University Extension.

Family and Consumer Sciences


  1. Dining with Diabetes: Beyond the Kitchen

    Oct 19, 2016

    Dining with Diabetes: Beyond the Kitchen

    Do you, or a loved one, suffer from diabetes? Educators and researchers at Ohio State University Extension, Family and Consumer Sciences, have developed a self-paced online course to help participants learn, share and chat with health professionals about managing diabetes. The course is open to anyone who has access to the internet.

  2. Congressman Tim Ryan Discusses Mindfulness with Students

    Sep 16, 2016

    Mahoning County Educator Beth Stefura recently coordinated a visit by U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, northeast Ohio’s 13th district, to Rayen Early College Middle School, to meet with students regarding mindfulness. Over the hour-long session, Ryan talked about stress and the different ways to alleviate it. He also directed the students through breathing techniques and thought processes they can use when they feel anxiety and stress. The event was sponsored by Ohio State University Extension, Family and Consumer Sciences, and was partial funded through the Ignite Grant. Read more…

  3. $10 Ohio Local Foods Week Challenge

    Aug 8, 2016

    August 7-13 is Local Foods Week and all Ohioans are encouraged to buy local and participate in the $10 Ohio Local Foods Challenge. To participate in the challenge, Ohioans commit to spend at least $10 this week on your favorite local foods. There is not one definition for “local” food. When making food decisions, many people consider where their food was grown or raised and make an effort to develop personal connections with growers and producers to enjoy flavorful, safe, local food. Ohio Local Foods week is not only about enjoying the tastes of local foods but is also about becoming more aware and better informed about the nutritional, economic, and social benefits of local foods in Ohio. To participate in the challenge, visit go.osu.edu/olfw10dollars

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