1. WIC Perks Program Resolution

    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.

  2. Farm to School Month

    Oct 4, 2019

    It is officially National Farm to School Month and the Great Lakes Great Apple Crunch is October 10 at Noon.

    The Great Lakes Great Apple Crunch is a fun activity that encourages healthy eating and supports farm to school and other local food purchasing initiatives throughout the region. It’s also a fun way to connect food and agriculture to classroom curricula – from science to art and more!

    Join Ohio in celebrating National Farm to School Month by crunching into locally and regionally grown apples at NOON on Thursday, October 10.

  3. Kids' Classes Focus on Healthy Eating, Alternative Choices

    Sep 3, 2019

    COSHOCTON - Collette Burdette encouraged children of Chestnut Crossing to at least try a bite of the Sunshine Roll-Ups she made for a youth food and nutrition class. 

    Just about every kid did with several eating a second and third. Burdette substituted yogurt for mayonnaise in the dish and, while some of the youth said they didn't like yogurt after it was revealed, they also admitted they wouldn't have known if not told.