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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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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.
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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. Buckeye Summit

    Apr 29, 2016

    Ohio State Convenes Buckeye Summit to Tackle Hunger and Food Insecurity

    Columbus, Ohio – Approximately 600 members of Buckeye Nation convened for change at the inaugural Buckeye Summit on April 14. Delegates from 17 states and as far away as London and Bejing engaged in an interactive town hall focused on one of the most complex and important issues of our time: food security.

  2. Amanda Woods Talks FCS Financial Wellness to Students, US State Representative Steve Stivers

    Apr 11, 2016

    Family and Consumer Sciences Program Specialist Amanda Woods, Healthy Finances, gave a financial wellness presentation on April 6 to undergraduate Ohio State students and U.S. Representative Steve Stivers, 15th district of Ohio. Her talk focused on financial wellness services offered by FCS Educators across the state.https://step.osu.edu

  3. Beverage-Related Policies

    Apr 4, 2016

    The Journal of Science Policy & Governance recently published a study regarding beverage-related policies among 28 Ohio organizations during 2014 and 2015. The study, co-authored by Family and Consumer Sciences’ Jennifer Lobb, Carol Smathers and Sodexo’s Ellen Hashiguchi, examined organizational policies regarding the consumption of water as the healthy beverage of choice.