Hope Community Center finished their second series of, “Do You Have Food $ense?” nutrition class for the year. During the last two classes, participants explored MyPlate and the benefits of incorporating regular physical activity for a healthier lifestyle. Participants made a Better Baking Mix, which they used to make whole wheat pancakes topped with fruit for a healthy jumpstart to their day. For the last class of the series, everyone enjoyed a fun game of MyPlate Jeopardy. This activity reviewed the nutrition series and allowed participants to learn additional fun facts about the foods around them. Looking into the future, participants plan on reading nutrition labels, increasing their heart rates with regular exercise, and creating a healthier lifestyle for themselves. They have Hope for a healthy New Year, do you?
Free nutrition classes will be held at Beech Acres Parenting Center in June on the 5th, 12th, 19th, and 26th by Ohio State University Extension SNAP-Ed program. Come and Learn how to select and prepare meals to stretch food dollars and to make healthier choices. Great information, recipes and small incentives will be provided along with open discussions to help encourage improved eating habits. Contact Danielle Combs (Ohio State University Extension Clermont County SNAP-Ed program assistant) at 513-732-7070 or firstname.lastname@example.org to SIGN-UP TODAY!
Participants graduated last month from Do You Have Food $ense?; a nutrition class offered in partnership with InterParish Ministries. Classes were held at Emmanuel United Methodist Church Mobile Pantry. Participants worked through OSU’s N.O.U.R.I.S.H. curriculum over the course of 6 months with FCS Educator Margaret and SNAP-Ed program assistants Mona, Danielle, and Becky. Participants got a better understanding of MyPlate, food shopping, food preservation, nutrition education, and how to live a healthier lifestyle.
Head start students have been watching caterpillars in their classrooms eat, grow, and turn into butterflies. As they learn from this process, they too need to eat healthy and stay active to grow and turn into “butterflies”. Students watched and actively participated in a yoga story video called The Very Hungry Caterpillar”.
Felicity, OH- Students at Felicity-Franklin High School rode their way to fruit smoothies, as they learned how eating fruits and vegetables while using low-fat dairy products is a great way to meet their daily nutritional needs. The smoothie bike was a great way for students to prepare smoothies for themselves while achieving physical activity requirements for a healthy lifestyle.
The Ad Council is promoting less food waste with great tips, storage and cooking ideas. Check out their website for more information on reducing food waste everyday.