Oct 11, 2019
Ohio State University Extension Cuyahoga County received a special resolution from Lakewood City Council for a Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Perks pilot program that benefited 682 families in north Ohio. The WIC Perks pilot aimed to increase access to fresh fruits and vegetables for WIC recipients and increase sales at local farmers’ markets. In total, $13,640 worth of vouchers were given, plus the opportunity to participate in a brief cooking demonstration or education table.
Oct 4, 2019
It is officially National Farm to School Month and the Great Lakes Great Apple Crunch is October 10 at Noon.
The Great Lakes Great Apple Crunch is a fun activity that encourages healthy eating and supports farm to school and other local food purchasing initiatives throughout the region. It’s also a fun way to connect food and agriculture to classroom curricula – from science to art and more!
Join Ohio in celebrating National Farm to School Month by crunching into locally and regionally grown apples at NOON on Thursday, October 10.
Sep 3, 2019
COSHOCTON - Collette Burdette encouraged children of Chestnut Crossing to at least try a bite of the Sunshine Roll-Ups she made for a youth food and nutrition class.
Just about every kid did with several eating a second and third. Burdette substituted yogurt for mayonnaise in the dish and, while some of the youth said they didn't like yogurt after it was revealed, they also admitted they wouldn't have known if not told.
Aug 15, 2019
COLUMBUS, Ohio—Dairy farmers grapple with slumps in milk prices while the cost of feeding their cows keeps rising. For crop farmers, prices for corn and soybeans remain low, and many growers couldn’t plant either crop this year. The persistent spring rain created the state’s worst planting year on record and has contributed to a near-record low level of hay to feed livestock in Ohio and across the Midwest.
Jul 18, 2019
Join thousands of people across the state who visit the county fairs every year. Events range from food, demos, livestock shows and rides to exhibits and fun for all. When attending, make sure to stop by one of the booths staffed by Ohio State University Extension.
May 20, 2019
Associate Professor Dan Remley, Ohio State University Extension field specialist, received the Priester Culture of Health Award for his Voices for Food work. The award, presented at the 2019 National Health Outreach Conference in Fort Worth, TX, honors Extension programs that positively impact the health of people across the United States and provide leadership to expand Extension’s capacity to increase the number of Americans who are healthy at every stage of life.
Voices for Food is a project funded by USDA NIFA that addresses food insecurity and healthy food access in rural communities by utilizing community coaching to develop food councils and guided client choice food pantries. Read more...
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...
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...)
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...)
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...)