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Family and Consumer Sciences

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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.
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. Bruce McPheron Accepts Provost Appointment

    Jun 3, 2016

    After a national search, Ohio State University President Michael V. Drake has named Bruce A. McPheron executive vice president and provost, effective immediately. McPheron previously served as interim provost and, for three years, vice president for agricultural administration and dean of the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences. As Ohio State’s chief academic officer, he will oversee and help to advance the educational mission of one of the nation’s largest and most comprehensive universities.

  2. 2016 OSU CARES Seed Grants

    May 24, 2016

    The OSU CARES program recently announced its 2016 Seed Grant recipients and several Family and Consumer Sciences members were on teams that were awarded seed grants. The grants, announced during the May 3 Patterson Lecture and Outreach and Engagement Forum, provide up to $25,000 per team to seed new or expanded partnerships. In total, 17 OSU Extension faculty and staff were among teams from five Ohio State colleges and two institutes/VP units; and 10 community partners were involved in the 2016 seed grants. Congratulations to all grant recipients including FCS’s Jim Bates, Brian Butler and Patrice Powers-Barker. A brief description of each grant project and team is available at osucares.osu.edu.

  3. FDA Announces Changes to Food Labels

    May 20, 2016

    The FDA recently announced new label requirements for the manufacture’s nutrition facts label. The new labels will list added sugar, calories and better serving size information. The revised nutrition facts label for packaged foods will reflect new scientific information, including the link between diet and chronic diseases such as obesity and heart disease. The new label will also make it easier for consumers to make better informed food choices.