1. 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...>

  2. 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...>

  3. 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...>

  4. 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...]

  5. 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...]

  6. 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]

  7. Seasonal Produce Made Simple

    Oct 13, 2020

    Want to learn how to grow, prepare and cook fresh seasonal produce in two minutes or less? Checkout the new video series, Growing Franklin Farm to Table, by Ohio State University Extension Franklin County Educators Jennifer Lobb, Family and Consumer Sciences, and Timothy McDermott, Agriculture and Natural Resources.

    This ongoing series takes a fun look at how to select quality seasonal produce and prepare it. Links to the videos will follow as they become available. [Read more...]

  8. Grilling Sweet Corn

    Sep 11, 2020

    [Corn: a vegetable, a whole grain, and a fruit] Ohio State University Extension Educators Timothy McDermott, Agriculture and Natural Resources, and Jennifer Lobb, Family and Consumer Sciences, are collaborating on a new video series that examines how to grow and cook fresh seasonal produce. As most of us know, even though it’s almost fall, nothing tastes more like summer in Ohio than grilled sweet corn. Check out their first video, How to Grill Sweet Corn, at

  9. Ohio Falls Coalition Grant

    Aug 6, 2020

    Family and Consumer Sciences Extension Educators Lorrissa Dunfee, Belmont County, and Michelle Treber, Pickaway County, recently received a $4,000 grant from the Ohio Falls Coalition to promote the overall health and wellness of senior citizens in their counties. The program, Bingocize, encourages movement and focuses on fall prevention and health education messages. Grant funds, managed by Belmont County’s health department, will be used to train Ohio State University Extension professionals and community partners for delivery in any county. Additionally, the funding will cover the Bingocize program materials and provide environmental supports such as grab bars for participants who successfully complete the program.

  10. RESTART Ohio: Back to Healthy

    Jun 26, 2020

    Family and Consumer Sciences Educators are teaming up across Ohio to provide a virtual summer learning series titled RESTART Ohio: Back to Healthy. The series will focus on a variety of health and wellness related topics and provide an opportunity for Ohioans to connect with Extension resources and gain valuable knowledge. [Read more...]