Expanded Food and Nutrition Program (EFNEP) Virtual Programming

New Online Opportunity Available

 

The Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) at The Ohio State University Extension is offering a new online learning opportunity – Eating Smart-Being Active .

The series is nine, 45 to 60-minute workshops conducted via live online Zoom meetings that offer opportunities for discussion, being physically active, and building food resource management skills. Limited-income parents and caregivers who participate in EFNEP classes learn how to make food choices to improve the quality of the meals they serve their family.

These classes are free of charge. For more information about how to register for an upcoming series in Montgomery, Greene or Clark counties, or to host a series for your agencies’ clients, please contact Nancy Lyons, EFNEP Program Specialist at 937 224-9654 extension 120, or at lyons.489@osu.edu.

Office Will Reopen with Limited Hours by Appointment Only

Xenia, OH – The Greene County office of OSU Extension will be reopening on Monday, June 29, 2020 with limited hours by appointment only.

The hours will be as follows: Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.  Appointments can be scheduled by calling the office at 937-372-9971 or emailing Rebecca Supinger, supinger.5@osu.edu, for 4-H Youth Development; Trevor Corboy, corboy.3@osu.edu, for Agriculture and Natural Resources; Laura Halladay, Halladay.6@osu.edu for Family and Consumer Sciences.  Contact information for all other staff can be found at: https://greene.osu.edu/about/staff

Ohio State will continue to evaluate and update plans based on evolving conditions with COVID-19.

When Extension employees are not in the county office, they will continue to telework. We are following strict guidelines to remain safe, and to keep our clientele safe as well. All service sector requirements for general office environments from the Ohio Department of Health will be strictly adhered to in each office.

If you have any questions, contact the local Extension office at 937-372-9971.

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The Greene County office of OSU Extension is a cooperative agency of The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences and the Greene County Commissioners.

Ohio State University Extension creates opportunities for people to explore how science-based knowledge can improve social, economic, and environmental conditions.

July 2020 Greene Co Phased Reopening of Office

Restart Ohio: Back to Healthy

Join Ohio State University Extension, Family and Consumer Sciences educators this summer for a fun, educational, and free new learning series! Restart Ohio: Back to Healthy is a great opportunity to learn about a variety of health and wellness topics, restart healthy habits, and learn more about what Extension and Family and Consumer Sciences has to offer you!

Who: Anyone is invited to participate! Invite your family and friends to join you virtually for this fun and educational opportunity.

What: Restart Ohio: Back to Healthy is not only an opportunity to learn something new this summer, it’s also an opportunity to connect with Ohio State University Extension! The series will cover a variety of topics, including herbs, active listening, parenting, conversation etiquette, and more!

When: July 7th – August 20th – This series will take place on Tuesday and Thursday of each week, from 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm.

Where: This series will take place on Zoom, so you can participate from the comfort of your own home (or home office)!

To learn more about the series, including a full list of topics visit https://fcs.osu.edu/news/restart-ohio-back-healthy

Register for the series here: go.osu.edu/RestartOhio

We look forward to seeing you this summer as we Restart Ohio: Back to Healthy!

The Basics of Pressure Canning – Free Virtual Workshop

Join us Wednesday June 24  at 6 pm for our next free Virtual Food Preservation Workshop on the Basics of Pressure Canning presented by OSU Extension of Greene and Clark Counties. Classes are free but registration is required, to sign up please go to https://go.osu.edu/preservationworkshop.

If you have any further questions please contact:

Laura Halladay, Greene County Family and Consumer Sciences Educator

Halladay.6@osu.edu or 937-736-7218

Kathy Tutt, Clark County Family and Consumer Sciences Educator
Tutt.19@osu.edu or 937-398-7600

Introduction to Water Bath Canning – Free Virtual Workshop

Join us Wednesday June 10 at 6 pm for our next free Virtual Food Preservation Workshop on Water Bath Canning presented by OSU Extension of Greene and Clark Counties. Classes are free but registration is required, to sign up please go to https://go.osu.edu/preservationworkshop.

If you have any further questions please contact:

Laura Halladay, Greene County Family and Consumer Sciences Educator

Halladay.6@osu.edu or 937-736-7281

Kathy Tutt, Clark County Family and Consumer Sciences Educator
Tutt.19@osu.edu or 937-398-7600

Fall Prevention – Social Media Campaign

According to Ohio Special Emphasis Report: Fall Injuries among Older Adults (2005-2014), unintentional falls among older adults are a leading cause of fatal and nonfatal injury in the U.S. and Ohio. 

For the month of June, we will be sharing tips to help you prevent a fall. These are great for everyone! Check out the tips and let us know what works for you.

https://www.nia.nih.gov/health/prevent-falls-and-fractures

Free Virtual Food Preservation Series

OSU Extension of Greene and Clark Counties invite you to join us for a series of free Virtual Food Preservation Workshops. Classes are free but registration is required, to sign up please go to https://go.osu.edu/preservationworkshop.

If you have any further questions please contact:

Laura Halladay, Greene County Family and Consumer Sciences Educator

Halladay.6@osu.edu or 937-736-7281

Kathy Tutt, Clark County Family and Consumer Sciences Educator
Tutt.19@osu.edu or 937-398-7600

The Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services announced the P-EBT program, this program includes food benefits for children who were receiving free or reduced-price school meals. There is no need to apply. For more information visit go.osu.edu/covidbenefits
 
El Departamento de Trabajo y Servicios para las Familias de Ohio anunció un programa se llama “Pandemia-EBT”. Este programa es por los niños que reciben comidas escolares gratis o a precio reducido. No es necesario aplicar por eso, si sus niños reciben la comida escolar gratis o a precio reducido, su familia va a recibir tarjeta “EBT”

Free E-Book for Children

It has been said frequently in the past seven weeks, that we are living in “unprecedented” times. During this time of uncertainty we may experience anxiety and fear; emotions that can be hard for children to describe or express. These E-Books can act as a conversation starter with your children.

Dr. Daniela Owen, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist in the San Francisco Bay Area. She works primarily with children, adolescents, and their families and specializes in using evidence-based treatments to help with managing anxiety. Dr. Owen has shared these books free of charge to help “anyone affected by worries, fears, discomfort, or nagging thoughts about the Coronavirus (Covid-19). This is a scary time in the world, full of uncertainty and changes. But the good news is, there are things that we can do to take good care of ourselves.”

The books are free and downloadable, please click the links below.

Right Now, I am Fine – Free E-book

Right Now, I am Fine – Coloring Book

New Family and Consumer Sciences Educator

My name is Laura Halladay and I am excited to join the Greene County OSU Extension team as the Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) Educator. I grew up in a rural area south of Buffalo, NY. I graduated from Cedarville University with a degree in Sports and Exercise Studies. Upon graduation, I moved to New Jersey and later New York City working in the parks and recreation industry. In 2011, I returned to Ohio to continue my education by obtaining a degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from Sinclair Community College and became a Nutrition and Dietetic Technician Registered (NDTR). I began my time with The Ohio State University Extension in Clark County as a SNAP-Ed Program Assistant and was later promoted to SNAP-Ed Program Coordinator. I am thrilled to continue my extension career in Greene County.

“Family and Consumer Sciences teaches individuals and families the skills they need to live healthfully in all areas of life. We offer people the knowledge, skills and tools needed to make healthy, informed choices which means healthier lives, better finances and more positive relationships at home, at work and in the community.” Learn more at fcs.osu.edu

Once our lives return to normal, or the new normal, I am eager to meet you. At OSU Extension we have been able to telecommute. Please feel free to reach out with any questions or FCS program opportunities. I can be reached at Halladay.6@osu.edu or 937-736-7218. Please check Greene.osu.edu and the Greene County OSU Extension Facebook Page for program updates.