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.
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...
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…