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  1. 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]

  2. 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...]

  3. 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 spark.adobe.com/video/NsxDKwmNalnVa

  4. 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.

  5. 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...]

  6. College Savings Options

    Jun 16, 2020

    For many, a college education is something they dream of, and with proper planning, it can become a reality. According to The Federal Reserve (May 2019) the typical amount of education debt in 2018, among those with any outstanding balances, was between $20,000 and $24,999. Ohio residents are slightly above the national average debt ($28,650) at $30,629 at the time of graduation with 62% of students having some form of college loan (The Institute for College Access & Success, 2018). [Read the full Ohioline article...]

  7. 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 sessions will be available the day after each webinar. [Webinar dates...]

  8. Tips for Teens

    Apr 18, 2020

    Ohio 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 youtu.be/xd5rdZmXFfc, and the second, Don't Let 'Em Drive You Crazy, is at youtu.be/0BP8hZqnXLc <Read more and see schedule>

  9. 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...>

  10. 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...>

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