1. Buurma Farms Inc. Recalls Plain (Flat) Parsley Due to Possible Health Risks

    Sep 16, 2021

    Buurma Farms Inc. of Willard, OH, is voluntarily recalling 320 boxes of its Plain Parsley after testing showed possible contamination with Shiga-toxin producing E.coli. The product being recalled is Buurma Plain (flat leaf) Parsley with a harvest date of August 30, 2021 from their Gregory, Michigan location. The wholesale distribution channels involved in the recall do not have the twist-tie and instead have only a plain red rubber band on the bunch. The product involved should already be out of distribution but if consumers have any product they question, do not consume it, but rather discard it. Retailers and consumers with questions may call the consumer hotline at 866-827-3362, Monday to Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. ET. <Read more...>

  2. 2021 Food Preservation Office Hours

    May 20, 2021

    Back by popular demand, our food preservation series continues. Are you interested in learning about food preservation? Join us for these 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 sessions will be available the day after each webinar. View full schedule [schedule and registration link] and the recordings.

  3. Tips for Teens Continues During 2021

    May 7, 2021

    Family and Consumer Sciences’ popular Tips for Teens series continues during 2021 and features a new monthly video tip. During the recent pandemic, Ohio State University Extension educators created a “how to” video series titled Tips for Teens, offering information about life skills from basic car maintenance, doing laundry, cleaning a bathroom, folding a fitted bed sheet to making healthy snacks and shakes. The series is designed to help teens develop awareness, knowledge, skills, and aspirations about life readiness. <Read more...>

  4. Virtual Dining with Diabetes Nutrition Education Program

    Apr 11, 2021

    Do you or someone you love have diabetes? With 30 million diabetics in America, you are not alone! Ohio State University Extension, Family and Consumer Sciences, is offering a free webinar series on how to incorporate healthy cooking techniques and practices to help control your blood sugar through our cooking school and nutrition education program. This program is designed for people with diabetes and their family members or caregivers. Dates are May 3, 10, 17 and 24 from 10 a.m. to Noon. <Read more...>

  5. Treasurer Sprague, OSU Extension, Partner to Advance Real Money Real World Curriculum

    Mar 2, 2021

    Ohio Treasurer Robert Sprague recently announced a partnership with The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) to advance and expand the use of the college’s Real Money. Real World. financial literacy program statewide. The announcement coincides with the annual America Saves Week, which aims to raise awareness about financial literacy education while helping individuals to achieve financial stability. “Securing a sound and prosperous financial future for our state starts with our young people, and that means preparing them for the challenges that come later in life,” said Treasurer Sprague. “I’ve seen the benefits of the Real Money. Real World. curriculum first-hand, and the Treasurer’s office looks forward to working with Ohio State University Extension to reach more students and give them the personal finance skills needed to be successful.” <Read more...>

  6. Ohio Treasurer Announces February COMPASS Awards

    Feb 12, 2021

    Ohio Treasurer Robert Sprague has announced Compass Award honorees for the month of February. The monthly recognition program commends organizations, programs, and individuals across the state who are working to guide Ohioans toward financial literacy and empowerment. Ohio State University Extension -- Ohio Saves program was among the recipients. <Read more...>

  7. Whitney Gherman Receives MLK Commission Award

    Jan 16, 2021

    Congratulations to Family and Consumer Sciences’ Whitney Gherman, a recipient of the 2021 Ohio Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. award for Health Equity and Awareness. The Ohio Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Commission presents awards annually in categories for Ohioans' efforts to keep Dr. King's dream alive and advance his philosophy of nonviolent social change. Gherman, an OSU Marion County Extension educator, is one of seven Ohioans and one organization that was recognized by the Holiday Commission during its 36th annual Commemorative Celebration for their work to serve others and lift the oppressed in communities across Ohio. “As governor, I believe that we must keep the teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King of equality, unity, and justice at the forefront of everything we do,” said Governor Mike DeWine “It is a privilege to recognize the outstanding service and achievements of Ohioans whose deeds and actions are consistent with Dr. King’s teachings of non-violent social and economic change.” <Read More...>

  8. Keeping Holiday Spending in Check

    Nov 24, 2020

    With all the expenses that typically occurs during the winter holiday season, avoiding overspending can be hard. In fact, many struggle to stay within normal spending limits during the holidays, often taking months into the next year to pay off the resulting debt. While this has become an annual issue for many consumers, the economic stress many are already dealing with now as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic has caused the issue to take on even more significance this year. [Read more...]

  9. Healthy Aging Telecasts

    Nov 24, 2020

    Kathy Tutt, educator, Ohio State University Extension Family and Consumer Sciences Clark County, hosts a series of Healthy Aging telecasts that explore many facets of senior caregiving. The telecasts range from Alzheimer and dementia to senior scams to end of life planning. In preparation for this upcoming holiday season, Kathy interviews Ohio State University Professor Karen Rose, College of Nursing, and director, Center for Healthy Aging, Self-Management and Complex Care. The telecast features discussion on how to manage the holidays when you have a family member with Alzheimer’s disease or other related dementia.

    Additionally, please take time to view the other excellent telecasts that feature FCS colleagues and other experts in the field. [Read More...]

  10. Teaching Students with Visual Impairments about COVID-19

    Oct 13, 2020

    Join us on October 15 for a first-of-its-kind webinar on teaching students with visual impairments about COVID-19This webinar will provide an overview and all lesson plans have been adapted and modified specifically for students with visual impairments. Lessons are aligned with national health standards and the ECC. All attendees will receive the lesson plans that can be used in conjunction with the “Health Education for Students with Visual Impairments: A Guidebook for Teachers”. [Registration]