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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.
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.
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. Why Americans Waste So Much Food

    Jul 21, 2016

    Even though American consumers throw away about 80 billion pounds of food a year, only about half of them are aware that food waste is a problem. Even more, researchers have identified that most people perceive benefits to throwing food away, some of which have only limited basis in fact. A study published today in PLOS ONE is just the second peer-reviewed large-scale consumer survey about food waste and is the first in the U.S. to identify patterns regarding how Americans form attitudes on food waste. The results provide the data required to develop targeted efforts to reduce the amount of food that U.S. consumers toss into the garbage each year, said study co-author Brian Roe, the McCormick Professor of Agricultural Marketing and Policy in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University. Read more...

  2. Local Foods Week

    Jul 15, 2016

    From Adams to Wayne County, join thousands of Ohioans from across the state in a celebration of local foods, August 7-13, 2016. Ohio State University Extension educators are working with communities to showcase their local food producers through special events and educational programs. Read more...

  3. We Need Your Help!

    Jul 12, 2016

    Ohio State University Extension, Family and Consumer Sciences, is conducting an anonymous survey to learn more about your choices of fruits and vegetables and where you buy them. The survey takes less than 10 minutes to complete and your answers will help design a new campaign so that people like you can have better health through healthy eating. Your answers to questions on this survey will be combined with others across Ohio. We only need one response per family. Visit go.osu.edu/foodchoices and take the survey today.