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  1. CFAES Health and Wellness Champions

    Apr 10, 2019

    Looking for a little extra incentive to improve your overall health and wellness? The College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences’ health and wellness champions can assist in reaching your goals. Read more...

  2. Adams Selected National Excellence in EFNEP Award Recipient

    Feb 26, 2019

    Robin Adams was named the 2019 National Excellence in EFNEP Award winner. Adams will receive the award at a recognition celebration at the 2019 EFNEP Annual Conference in Washington DC on March 12. Adams is well known in Mahoning County for successfully teaching EFNEP nutrition education classes to limited resource families and her work in food security issues. She is employed by the Ohio State University Extension office in Canfield, Ohio. 

    The Excellence in EFNEP Award recognizes outstanding teaching, creativity to improve program reach and effectiveness in EFNEP programming and positive influence in the community. Maria Carmen Lambea, OSUE EFNEP director,  states, “Robin consistently provides high-quality programming. She is passionate about her work and the participants in her classes. We are very proud of her.” (Read more...)

  3. Save Today and Indulge Later

    Feb 19, 2019

    All over America, people just like you are proving that you don't have to be rich to build wealth. As members of America Saves and Ohio Saves, they are paying off their debts and saving to reach their financial goals.

    As part of Ohio Saves Week 2019, scheduled for February 25 – March 2, Ohio Saves is spreading the saving message, and urging its network to participate in Ohio Saves Week. Ohio Saves is joining with county commissions as part of America Saves Week by promoting automatic savings to help people reach their savings goals. (Read more...)

  4. Resources for Consumers Whose Income is Interrupted

    Jan 16, 2019

    As the shutdown of the federal government continues, Ohio State University Extension Family and Consumer Sciences and eXtension Financial Security for All Community of Practices, has compiled some resources for consumers whose income is interrupted. (Read more...)

  5. Dunfee Selected to Serve on Ohio State Suicide Prevention Board

    Dec 12, 2018

    Lorrissa Dunfee, Ohio State University Extension Educator, Belmont County, was selected to serve as a board member of the Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundation. She will serve a three-year term. “I wanted to be able to bring to light issues here in Belmont County related to mental health and suicide, and then see across the state how other areas are dealing with it," she said. The mission of OSPF is to act as a catalyst and steward of statewide suicide prevention efforts by supporting community-based efforts to reduce stigma, promote education and awareness about suicide prevention, and increase resources and programs to reduce the risk of lives lost to suicide.

  6. My 2019 Calendar

    Dec 12, 2018

    Download and print your own My 2019 Calendar. The handy one page calendar highlights important Ohio State University academic dates, university holidays and other US holidays and observances. Code is also available to stay up-to-date on the go (ICAL) (HTML) for your smartphone or online calendar. A PDF of the 2019 printed calendar is available here. (2018)

    Details regarding how to import/subscribe to the calendar in Outlook is available at windows.microsoft.com

  7. Great Lakes Apple Crunch

    Sep 14, 2018

    Celebrate National Farm to School Month by crunching into locally and regionally grown apples at NOON on October 11. Everyone is welcome to crunch!

    Although the aim for a collective crunch is on October 11, groups are welcome to crunch any day or time in October that works for them and post photos to social media. Visit the Apple Crunch Facebook page to get updates and see photos from last year’s crunch. Help Ohio beat its crunch record!

    Date: Thursday, October 11, 2018 Location: Any site including K-12 schools, early care settings, hospitals, colleges/universities, business campuses, state agencies and other organizations across Ohio, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana and Michigan.

    For question or more information, contact Carol Smather (smathers.14@osu.edu) or Amy Fovargue (fovargue.1@osu.edu).

  8. "Dine In” With Us! OSU Extension Family Meal

    Aug 7, 2018

    Ohio State University Extension Family and Consumer Sciences Dine In Day, December 3, is a day to set aside and share a nutritious meal with family, friends, and colleagues and have good conversation. Dining In at home together really does make a difference in the lives of our families – biological or otherwise. Sharing a meal is so fundamental to the human experience that sometimes we take this simple task for granted. Dining In at home together decreases our families’ chance of being overweight or obese. It improves our families’ relationships. We save money and eat healthier when Dining In.

    To make the pledge to Dine In with your family on December 3, go to aafcs.org/fcsday/commit-to-dining-in/fcs-day-sign-up and make your commitment today. The site has great “Dining In” promotional resources, logo merchandise and articles available. Visit: aafcs.org/fcsday/home.

  9. Lake County Extension Grant

    Aug 7, 2018

    Ohio State University Extension Lake County received funding from the Cardinal Health Foundation’s Generation Rx Prescription Drug Misuse Prevention Education for Youth grant program. “This grant will support our efforts to train dedicated school and extra-curricular youth leaders in the Health and Opiate-Abuse Prevention Education (HOPE) curriculum and building youth protective factors as a prevention effort in medication and opiate misuse that often leads to heroin use,” said Sandra Allison, OSU Extension educator. Read more...

  10. LOOK to Ohio achieves Signature Program Status

    Sep 3, 2017

    LOOK to Ohio achieves Signature Program Status

    Employers desire evidence of leadership skills and experiences in potential employees. High school students in Ohio are getting a jump-start through their participation in LOOK to Ohio. LOOK stands for Leadership Opportunities for Organizational Knowledge and is an innovative teen leadership program that incorporates three main components; monthly place-based education classes, a blended learning leadership course and service learning projects.

    Participants engage in place-based education through monthly face-to-face classes held at businesses and organizations throughout a particular county. Teens interface with business and community leaders to learn about topics and careers relevant to that day’s theme. The program is led by Margaret Jenkins, Gigi Neal and Kelly Royalty, Clermont County Extension Educators. For more information, contact Jenkins at jenkins.188@osu.edu

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