Nov 10, 2019
Healthy Living Resources is a new telecast series presented by Family and Consumer Sciences program specialists that focuses on health, wellness, and the impact that stress has on our lives. Whether it be financial struggle or chronic disease management, stress can creep up as a result of many of the day-to-day events that we face in our lives. Tune-in monthly as the team interviews Family and Consumer Sciences educators and other specialists to discuss how they address, and hopefully prevent this from negatively impacting our overall health and wellness.
Nov 7, 2019
Having diabetes means you are more likely to develop heart disease and to have a greater chance of a heart attack or a stroke. Over time, high blood glucose from diabetes can damage your blood vessels and the nerves that control your heart. Adults with diabetes are nearly twice as likely to die from heart disease or stroke as people without diabetes. The good news is that the steps you take to manage your diabetes also help to lower your chances of having heart disease or a stroke.
Ohio State University Extension Family and Consumer Sciences offers classes related to diabetes education such as Dining with Diabetes and Dining with Diabetes, Beyond the Kitchen. Details at fcs.osu.edu. For more information on diabetes and cardiovascular disease, visit niddk.nih.gov
Oct 11, 2019
Ohio State University Extension Cuyahoga County received a special resolution from Lakewood City Council for a Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Perks pilot program that benefited 682 families in north Ohio. The WIC Perks pilot aimed to increase access to fresh fruits and vegetables for WIC recipients and increase sales at local farmers’ markets. In total, $13,640 worth of vouchers were given, plus the opportunity to participate in a brief cooking demonstration or education table.