You are invited to sign up for the Get Your Elves in a Row Email Wellness Challenge running from November 25, 2019 – January 5, 2020. Two weekly e-mails will be sent directly to your inbox.
The goal of this six-week challenge is for you to reduce stress, and simplify your life by practicing wellness habits. During this challenge, you will gain ideas to help you:
- Practice Mindfulness
- Simplify your Meals
- Organize your Holiday Décor
- Embrace Humor and Positivity
- Declutter your Gift List and Schedule
- Eat more Vegetables and Fruits
- Add more Movement (“Elfercise”) to your Day
What does it cost? Nothing – it is free!
Who can participate? Any adult with an email account.
How do I sign up? go.osu.edu/ElvesClerHam19
In the second class of the four part series, Dining with Diabetes (DWD) participants enjoyed a menu of Garden Stuffed Peppers, Cucumber & Red Onion Salad, Fruit Tarts and Infused Water. The Garden Stuffed Peppers were prepared three different ways, and participants compared the carbohydrate content of each. The ingredients for all three recipes were identical with the exception of one cup of filler: riced cauliflower, lentils and brown rice. Participants enjoyed each variety and were shocked by the difference and deliciousness of all three.
Junior Fair Board (JFB) is currently accepting applications for 2020. JFB members oversee many important tasks for the Clermont County Junior Fair. Members solicit award sponsorships, organize the awards and supplies for all youth events (pre-fair week and during the week), assist in the execution of various Junior Fair events and activities, and assist in planning before the fair for facilities, judges, rules, etc. They work in a cooperative effort with the Senior Fair Board, Senior Superintendents, Extension Office staff and club/chapter advisors.
Youth ages 13-18 who are involved in a youth organization are eligible to apply. Participation in the Junior Fair Board is a excellent opportunity for youth to development leadership and organizational skills; plus, it looks great on a resume! Applications are online this year and are due by Friday, October 11. Click the links below to apply.
- First time applicants must submit 1 personal reference; current members do NOT need to.
- Reference form link should be emailed to their reference to fill out.
- Questions: contact Pam Burns 513-265-3248, firstname.lastname@example.org
Dining with Diabetes (DWD), a cooking school and nutrition education program designed for people with diabetes and their family members or caregivers, got off to a great start!
In the first class of a four part series, participants discussed the struggles of living with diabetes and shared their goals for the series. They enjoyed a menu of grilled salmon with raspberry vinaigrette, peach & berry crisp and infused water, and left with recipes and the confidence to prepare the menu for their family and friends.
Each DWD class includes sampling healthy foods and discussion with Certafied Diabetic Educator, Robert Westbrook.
Ohio State University Extension Clermont County was proud to partner with OhioMeansJobs in the Summer Youth Employment Program. Ninety-two Clermont County youth were employed for nine weeks with 16 employment partners at 28 different work sites.
In addition to their employment tenure, participants attended off-site, bi-weekly training through the LOOK to Ohio Summer Youth Experience facilitated by OSU Extension Clermont County. LOOK (Leadership Opportunities for Organizational Knowledge) is a teen leadership and workforce preparation program developed to meet the demand to prepare teens for leadership today and into the future. Training covered topics such as identification of personality characteristics, career pathway research, resume writing, practicing personal communication skills and dining etiquette, helping ensure youth learned soft skills in addition to job skills.
The youth development program concluded with a half-day of goal setting and presentations followed by an awards ceremony to recognize participants’ success. Congratulations graduates!
Following are the Summer Employment partners who helped to create lasting memories and provided valuable training for Clermont County youth!
Dining with Diabetes is a cooking school and nutrition education program designed for people with diabetes and their family members or caregivers.
In a series of four classes, cooking demonstrations will help you learn healthy techniques to use in your own kitchen. The program includes sampling healthy foods and discussion with a nutrition educator, plus a follow-up reunion class held at a later date. Learn more.
Gardeners and other lovers of fresh produce are often interested in extending the season’s bounty by learning more about home-preserving fruits and vegetables. OSU Extension Family and Consumer Sciences staff teaches the basics of home canning and preservation. We emphasize the science behind preservation so that everyone who cans or freezes fresh fruits and vegetables understands why certain procedures must be followed precisely to ensure a high-quality, safe product.
Join us for a free class, Preserving the Harvest Basics, Monday, August 12, from 6-8pm at the Bethel Library.
To test your skills, join the Preserving the Harvest Workshop.
WHEN: August 20, from 10am-4pm
WHERE: 4-H Hall Kitchen – Clermont County Fairgrounds
COST: $40 (Includes So Easy to Preserve ($18 value), pressure gage testing ($5 value) and workshop supplies
There are free meals available for children 18 years and younger throughout the summer months, CLICK HERE to find locations.