Dining with Diabetes

Changing your diet can be a real challenge, especially when Diabetes is involved. We can help you meet this challenge!

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.

Registration Form – Spring 2019


Great Opportunity for 4-H Training (Youth & Adult)

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.

Topics include:

  • 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
  • Poultry
  • 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!

Pizza, Peanut Butter and Jelly, Oh My!

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


4-H Committee has agreed to sponsor a pizza party for the club with the most donations!

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!

Peanut Butter & Jelly Drive Extended through October 31!

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!

PB&J Drive Flyer

Nutrition at New Richmond

We’ve enjoyed visiting New Richmond Middle School over the past three weeks for nutrition programming including: My Plate, How to Hack Your Snack, Getting Enough Water, Are You Sugar Savvy and Portion Distortion.

Join the “Super Powers for a Super You!” Wellness Challenge Now!

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
  • Mindfulness
  • 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.

Interactive Healthy Holiday Cooking Class


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.188@osu.edu.

March is National Nutrition Month!

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.