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Live Smart Ohio
Live Smart Ohio is a dynamic educational group that partners with individuals, families, communities, business and industry, and organizations to strengthen lives. The team of Family and Consumer Sciences' professionals focus their blog on building Healthy People, Healthy Finances and Healthy Relationships.
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Ohio EFNEP
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.
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Strengthening families, the community and the economy is the mission of OSU’s Family and Consumer Sciences program. Volunteers have the opportunity to ADVOCATE, PROMOTE and TEACH about successful Ohio State University Extension programs.
FCS Healthy Programs
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.
SNAP-ED
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

News

  1. Making the FLE Approachable: The Planning Wheel

    Nov 30, 2016

    During the November 2 National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) conference, FCS colleagues Patrice Powers-Barker, Katie LaPlant, Carmen Irving and Jacqueline Kirby Wilkins hosted a session on the Family Life Education (FLE) Framework. They presented a Planning Wheel infographic and FLE Framework infographic that are designed to complement, not replace, NCFR's current FLE Framework materials. They share the value and content of the conceptual model in a way that professionals, like FCS Educators as well as other Extension colleagues, can easily access, view, and implement FLE methodology in their daily work.

  2. HEAL MAPPS Community Involvement

    Nov 29, 2016

    Healthy Eating Active Living: Mapping Attributes using Participatory Photographic Surveys, or HEAL MAPPSTM, is a community-based research process that uses photography, GPS and GIS technology, and residents’ voiced perceptions to address food access, healthy eating, and physical activity. Coordination involves working with community partners, local extension offices, and campus faculty to plan, implement, and evaluate HEAL MAPPS. HEAL MAPPS engages people in community‐based participatory research (CBPR) to accomplish two objectives: (1) document attributes of the community environment that are perceived by residents to be supportive or inhibitive of healthy eating, and (2) assess local resources and readiness to implement community‐level strategies to address healthy food access and food insecurity among children and families. Read more...

  3. Volunteers Needed

    Nov 4, 2016

    Ohio State University Extension's Family and Consumer Sciences is seeking energetic volunteers to advocate, promote and help teach about successful OSU Extension programs in and around their communities. A recent federal study shows that 1 in 4 Americans volunteered through an organization and two-thirds helped their neighbors last year. As they serve others, volunteers help themselves by learning new skills, increasing job prospects, and even improving their health. You can become a part of this growing trend. Read more…