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Family and Consumer Sciences

Ohio State University Extension



  1. Wasting food is wasting money. Here’s how to keep food fresh and throw away less cash - Saving You Money

    Jan 12, 2023

    By Sean McDonnell, — With rising prices and tight budgets, it pays to look for cheaper groceries. But if the lettuce you bought spoils in the back of the fridge, it (and the money you paid for it) might be going in the trash can. It doesn’t have to. Food waste is a huge problem that contributes to food insecurity and climate change. The USDA says one-third of all available food goes uneaten. All of that waste isn’t happening in people’s kitchens. But even on a smaller scale, allowing food to spoil or go uneaten can hurt your budget. Read more...

  2. Food and Picnic Safety

    Jul 1, 2022

    Food safety at picnics and other outdoor events is super important this time of year! We may like to bask in the summer heat and sunshine, but these are major factors to consider when you serve food outside. Some key factors – Use ice and more ice for cold foods! Pack your cooler(s) correctly! Keep hot foods hot too! Know the temperature danger zone! Use your thermometer when grilling! Handle leftovers correctly! <Read more and view video...>