1. Food Preservation Office Hours

    May 21, 2020

    Are you interested in learning about food preservation? Join us on Tuesdays from 4-5 p.m. for free webinars hosted by Ohio State University Extension Family and Consumer Sciences. You are welcome to register for just one or all of them. Recorded sessons will be available the day after each webinar. [Webinar dates...]

  2. Tips for Teens

    Apr 18, 2020 State Family and Consumer Sciences and 4-H are teaming up to provide a new weekly Tips for Teens how-to video series. COVID-19 has had an impact on all of us, especially our teens. OSUE educators have created a video series with information about life skills with details on basic car maintenance, doing laundry, cleaning a bathroom, folding a fitted bed sheet and making healthy snacks. The first video, "Laundry Basics," can be found on the OSU Extension Professionals YouTube page at, and the second, Don't Let 'Em Drive You Crazy, is at <Read more and see schedule>

  3. What to do with Stimulus Money

    Apr 17, 2020

    For those who are out of work, have had a reduction in their pay, are waiting on unemployment benefits, or are fearful a layoff is imminent, you can use the stimulus money to protect your household’s four key areas: Food and Prescriptions, Utilities, Home/Shelter and Transportation. <Read more...>

  4. Grocery Ordering Online

    Apr 9, 2020

    Many stores are now offering more ways to shop. A great way to shop for items you need without having to go into a store is with online ordering. Online ordering allows you to choose the exact items you need without having to shop in store. The prices online are the same as in the store at most stores, although some do charge slightly more for online ordering. The cost for these services ranges from no cost to $4.95 for pick up (not available at all locations) and delivery costs range from $5.95 to $9.95 per order, or Walmart offers unlimited delivery for $12.95 per month (no limit on deliveries). <Read More + video...>

  5. Healthy Food for Less than $2 per Meal (Part 2)

    Apr 7, 2020

    Three weeks ago, I wrote about stocking up for staying at home. I had gone shopping on March 13, after being away for over a week. Because many grocery shelves were bare, I had to make some substitutions and compromises and to shop at three different stores in Columbus to get items that would provide weeks of healthy meals. I focused on getting fresh and frozen essentials: whole grains (including low-sugar cereals), beans, fruits and vegetables, fish, nuts, healthy fats, and spices and condiments to make is all taste great. My goal was to stretch the $180 purchase to 120 meals (2 people, 3 meals/day for 20 days). <Read more...>

  6. Emily Marrison

    Kids in the Kitchen - Facebook Live!

    Apr 6, 2020

    Join Emily Marrison and her children, ages 10 and 12, every Thursday in April at 11 a.m. for Kids in the Kitchen – Facebook Live. The Coshocton County Kids in the Kitchen program provides a great opportunity for you and your children to learn how to make kid-friendly recipes, together. Time conflict? No worries, you can also watch and download the recorded programs and recipes from Ohio State University Extension’s Coshocton County Facebook page at We hope you'll join us live! Programs are every Thursday in April (2, 9, 16, 23 and 30). Check to view recorded programs.

  7. Human Connections Promote Overall Wellness

    Mar 26, 2020

    Do you feel alone or disconnected while practicing social distancing? The North Central Region Aging Network has outlined some positive ways to help you strengthen your relationships and stay connected. <Read more…>

  8. COVID-19 Facts for Your Health and the Health of Others

    Mar 19, 2020

    Coronaviruses are a “family of viruses” with crown-like spikes on their surface. This type of virus is common in people and in different species of animals. There are seven identified types of coronaviruses that can infect people and three of the viruses can cause respiratory illnesses.

    In late 2019 a new coronavirus, causing respiratory infections – some fatal, was identified and named SARS-CoV-2 (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2) by the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV) in February 2020.

    In February 2020 the World Health Organization (WHO) named the disease, caused by the new virus SARS-CoV-2, Coronavirus Disease 2019 and abbreviated COVID-19. <Read more...>

  9. Healthy Food for Less than $2 per Meal

    Mar 18, 2020

    Americans have been asked to stay home from work, school, and other gathering places for an indefinite period during the current pandemic. Many have stocked up on items they want to have on hand. One photographer documented shoppers’ selections over the past weekend, capturing carts full of chips, soda, ramen noodles, frozen entrees, and disinfectant spray. Shoppers told him the items weren’t much different from what they usually buy, while also admitting they were indeed feeling a bit nervous. <Read more...>

  10. Celebrate Your Plate

    Mar 18, 2020

    Looking for recipes for low-cost, tasty meals that everyone in your family will enjoy? Celebrate Your Plate helps you budget for, plan, and create healthy, tasty meals. You’ll find recipes, shopping tips, cooking tips, and even tips on growing your own food. Plus, you can comment on recipes and read comments from others. Visit