The Ohio Sheep Improvement Association: LEAD Council is excited to announce this years No Show Lamb Show will be a VIRTUAL EDUCATIONAL SERIES! The Association will be releasing a series of videos starting the week of April 15th! Visit their facebook page (Ohio Sheep Improvement Association: LEAD Council) for more information, including introductions of our first class presenters!
During this time of uncertainty, it can be hard to keep our families active and healthy. I know I have found this difficult at times! Thankfully, there are some resources available to help us during these times like these. The website www.choosemyplate.gov gives us a number of helpful ideas to help our families stay active and healthy. Our children watch what we do, so here are some tips for us to be healthy role models for them!
April 1, is National Census Day…no joke! Be Counted! Complete the 2020 Census for your community, for healthcare, for schools, for what matters most to you…funding depends on it! Respond at 2020census.gov
In light of the recent COVID-19 pandemic, the YQCA Board is announcing a 25% flash sale on the web based certification. Here is how to take advantage of this opportunity.
1. Only offered during the month of April (April 1 – April 30), YQCA will be offering a 25% discount on web-based trainings, making them $9.
- a. Those wishing to take part in the flash sale will need to purchase $9 web-based training coupons from YQCA. Coupon order forms are attached to this message or may be obtained by emailing email@example.com. THIS IS THE ONLY WAY TO RECEIVE THE DISCOUNTED PRICE.
- b. Once the order form and proof of payment is received, coupons will be issued and returned to the purchaser within 3-5 business days.
- c. Coupons MUST be put towards a web-based training in the month of April.
2. Youth who have already paid for a YQCA instructor-led training (on a date that has not yet passed), may log into their account and cancel their registration.
- a. If payment was received via credit card, their payment will be refunded.
- b. If payment was received via coupon code, that coupon code will be active again. This coupon code does not expire and would be able to be used in future years.
- c. To cancel a registered training
- 1. Go to https://yqca.learngrow.io and login to the account.
- 2. Select the course – you will have an option to “Cancel Registration”. This will cancel the training and refund the payment/re-activate the coupon code.
We recognize members who have typically utilized the instructor-led training option may be unfamiliar with what they receive with their registration fee. See below:
- Each session purchased includes three modules – a knowledge builder, a skills lab, and a quiz.
- The knowledge builder is where content is delivered, the skills lab provides an opportunity to apply the content, and the quiz tests knowledge. To receive a certification, an 80% must be achieved on the 10-question quiz.
- These modules, completed in their entirety, will provide 2-3 hours of an experience for users.
- Features of the online modules include:
- Characters at each age level to guide youth through the course
- Free navigation within the course so youth can spend as much or as little time on a particular topic based upon their personal needs
- Variety of learning opportunities to accommodate various learning styles and modalities
- Audio button on each slide so youth can listen to audio rather than read the on-screen text
- Users may revisit modules anytime during their year of certification to repeat the modules purchased for additional learning opportunities.
Getting Your YQCA Online Certification – Creating and Logging into a YQCA Account
Do you feel like you don’t have time to spend doing the things that are important to you…especially during this time of uncertainty? Or you just can’t get enough rest or the physical activity that you should? To work on these and other time related skills try joining Ohio State University Extension Clermont County for their “It’s All About Time” Spring 2020 Email Wellness six-week challenge.
The Email Challenge connects participants with 6 weeks of tips, research, and resources to help navigate your life so that you can spend time on the things that are truly important to you. Sign up by going to this site https://go.osu.edu/clerhamsp20 to answer a few short questions to get registered.
Join today for a chance to virtually connect with other adults interested wellness through email. “It’s All About Time” will challenge you to use your mealtime wisely, reduce your screen time, get in a little quality-time and even a some me-time. This program is offered free and sponsored by Ohio State University Extension.
Turning on the news used to involve hearing weather reports and what was happening around our communities and the world. However, lately these news stories are more confusing than ever.
You may be asking yourself, “what can I do to help?” One thing that all of us can do is washing our hands regularly with soap and water. According to the CDC, Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, washing our hands can help protect us from illness and may reduce respiratory infections.
There are five steps suggested to us from the CDC, to correctly wash our hands. This should be followed every time.
- Wet your hands with clean, running water (warm or cold), turn off the tap, and apply soap.
- Lather your hands by rubbing them together with the soap. Lather the backs of your hands, between your fingers, and under your nails.
- Scrub your hands for at least 20 seconds. Need a timer? Hum the “Happy Birthday” song from beginning to end twice.
- Rinse your hands well under clean, running water.
- Dry your hands using a clean towel or air dry them.
We should be washing our hands more often, even if we don’t think they are dirty. We can’t see the germs that infect us. Washing our hands before and after we eat, after using the restroom, and before and after touching public items will assist in getting rid of these germs. Using hand-sanitizer should be used when there is absolutely no way to get a hold of soap and water. It is encouraged to use soap and water first, since hand-sanitizer kills bacteria but doesn’t wash it away. Using soap and water, washes the germs down the drain!
Another healthy habit to consider is washing items and surfaces in our homes regularly. Door handles, remotes, and light switches should be cleaned regularly as well. Together with these simple steps, we can help our families and our communities become healthier.
We would love to hear your feedback on what song you hum while washing your hands. Email your comments to firstname.lastname@example.org. While you are thinking about what song you can sing while washing your hands, please watch this brief video on hand-washing below.
By: Allison Lee
OSU Extension Clermont County
SNAP-Ed Program Assistant
“When and How to Wash Your Hands.” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 3 Oct. 2019, www.cdc.gov/handwashing/when-how-handwashing.html.