There are free meals available for children 18 years and younger throughout the summer months, CLICK HERE to find locations.
Making smart meal choices is important for diabetes management but healthy eating can be challenging. Dining with Diabetes is a four-part cooking school program that teaches healthy (and tasty!) food preparation techniques to help individuals control their diabetes. The program includes healthy meal demonstrations, taste-testing, resources to take home and discussions about carbohydrates, fats and vitamins.
Classes are held at the Clermont Extension Office, located at the Clermont County Fairgrounds’ 4-H Hall and Jungle Jim’s International Market. The program is presented by Clermont Extension in partnership with The Pill Box Pharmacy of Amelia and Jungle Jim’s International Market.
Mark your calendars for a Multi-County 4-H Training on Thursday, February 28. Great way for 4-H Volunteers to get their mandatory Policy 1.50 Training (two sessions offered) and youth to get their Quality Assurance Training.
Register today at: go.osu.edu/2019multicountytraining.
- Policy 1.50 – Two sessions offered. Come early for the 6:30 class.
- Livestock Updates and Quality Assurance – from Lizz Share, State Extension Specialist, 4-H/Youth Development Livestock and Food Animal Programs
- Cloverbud Volunteer Resources
- Cake Decorating & Creative Arts
- Teen Trips & Opportunities
- Growing Great Qualities in Kids
- How to Complete Your 4-H Project
Don’t miss this exciting opportunity for youth and adult volunteers!
We’re Still Collecting Peanut Butter & Jelly!
Help us reach our goal of filling 700 weekend food packs with peanut butter and jelly to benefit Empower Youth! Donations can be dropped off at the Clermont County Extension Office through 4:00pm on Wednesday, October 31. PB&J Drive Flyer
Thank you to the clubs that have donated so far…
- Buckles and Boots
- Creative Minds
- Goshen Boosters
- Heritage Builders
- Ruff ‘n Stuff 4-H’ers
- Select 4-H’ers
Select 4-H’ers are currently in the lead!
Clermont County 4-H PB&J Drive
4-H Clubs, families, community members and businesses are challenged to collect donations of any brand or type of peanut butter or nut butter alternative, jelly and jam for the peanut butter & jelly food drive to benefit Empower Youth. Empower Youth provides food packs to more than 700 local youth each week! The packs are meant to be an encouragement to families who may find themselves needing a little extra to stretch their groceries for the week. Donations can be dropped off at the Clermont County Extension Office through 4:00pm on Wednesday, October 31.
Help us reach our goal of filling all 700 weekend food packs with peanut butter and jelly!
Challenge Dates: April 9 – May 21, 2018
Two weekly e-mails will be sent directly to you from your local OSU Extension Family and Consumer Sciences Professional.
Participants will learn about:
- Your Super Strengths
- Super Foods
- Healthy Ways to Slay the Villains that Distract You
- Tips for Adding Activity into your Routine
- Refocus on Your Wellness Goals
- Power Fitness Focus
- Overcoming Setbacks
What does it cost? Nothing – it is free!
Who can participate? Any adult with an email account.
How do I sign up? Go to http://go.osu.edu/ClerSp18
Registration will close on April 9, 2018.
Sponsored by Ohio State University Extension.
Ohio State University Extension Clermont County will be offering a special Take Charge of Your Diabetes during the Holidays program. Those with diabetes or pre-diabetes and their family members or caretakers are encouraged to attend and learn how to stay healthy during the holidays.
Preparing nutritious foods that taste good can be difficult at any time of the year. The holidays present special challenges for individuals with diabetes. Take Charge of Your Diabetes during the Holidays will provide you with tips for managing your diabetes during the holidays. You will learn how to prepare favorite holiday foods that are both nutritious and delicious. Join us for a delicious dinner and learn how to prepare it.
Menu: Herb Roasted Turkey Breast; Apple Stuffing; Green Beans with Cranberries & Nuts; Double Layer Pumpkin Pie
Take Charge of Your Diabetes during the Holidays will be held on Wednesday, November 15, from 6:00pm-8:00pm at Mercy Health Clermont Campus – Minning Hall (3rd Floor). Registration is required by Wednesday, November 8, and is . $10 Registration Fee includes appetizers, dinner and diabetic management tips presented by Robert Westbrook Jr., Pharmacist and Certified Diabetic Educator. To register contact Margaret Jenkins, M.Ed., OSU Extension Clermont County Family and Consumer Sciences Educator, at 513-732-7070 or email Jenkins.firstname.lastname@example.org.
As we head into the Easter season, check out this article on safe handling and storage practices for eggs.
Celebrate National Nutrition Month. “Put Your Best Fork Forward” is the theme this year, and serves as a reminder that each one of us holds the tool to make healthier food choices. Making small changes during National Nutrition Month® and over time, helps improve health now and into the future.
Are you guilty of skipping breakfast, ordering takeout, getting jitters from coffee overload and counting potato chips as part of a viable eating plan? It’s time to kick those habits to the curb and start eating right. Here’s a guide from eatright.org to help you get started: 5 Tips to Kick Bad Eating Habits to the Curb.