CFAES Give Today
Family and Consumer Sciences

Ohio State University Extension




  1. New $1.1 million project to fund Public Health AmeriCorps program at Ohio State University Extension

    Feb 6, 2023

    Public health, community outreach, and youth engagement at The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) are getting a boost with the announcement of a $1.1 million investment from AmeriCorps, the federal agency for national service and volunteerism, to fund a new Public Health AmeriCorps program. <Read more...>

  2. Wasting food is wasting money. Here’s how to keep food fresh and throw away less cash - Saving You Money

    Jan 12, 2023

    By Sean McDonnell, — With rising prices and tight budgets, it pays to look for cheaper groceries. But if the lettuce you bought spoils in the back of the fridge, it (and the money you paid for it) might be going in the trash can. It doesn’t have to. Food waste is a huge problem that contributes to food insecurity and climate change. The USDA says one-third of all available food goes uneaten. All of that waste isn’t happening in people’s kitchens. But even on a smaller scale, allowing food to spoil or go uneaten can hurt your budget. Read more...

  3. Food scraps in a pile

    About one-third of the food Americans buy is wasted

    Jan 5, 2023

    U.S. consumers waste a lot of food year-round – about one-third of all purchased food. That’s equivalent to 1,250 calories per person per day, or US$1,500 worth of groceries for a four-person household each year, an estimate that doesn’t include recent food price inflation.