Nutrition

North Market produce standNutrition

Ohio State University Extension Family and Consumer Sciences professionals offer a wide variety of nutrition-related programs throughout the state. Though Healthy People programming topics vary from county to county around the state, nutrition programming includes such topics as:

  • Dining with Diabetes
  • Using Herbs and Spices to Lower Sodium Consumption
  • Heart-healthy Meals
  • Cooking for One or Two
  • Stretching Your Food Dollar

We also have two federally-funded community nutrition education programs aimed at improving the health and well-being of limited-resource audiences across Ohio. OSU Extension’s FCS community nutrition education programs for low income audiences are the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Education Program (SNAP-Ed) and the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP). SNAP-Ed and EFNEP make a difference in the lives of their participants by educating them on tips to adopt healthy lifestyles. Each has lessons about nutritious diets, physical activity, food budgeting, food security, food safety and family well-being. While both programs address similar nutrition education issues, they serve unique audiences in counties throughout Ohio.