Ten Tips for Packing Waste-Free Lunches

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The OSU Extension Sustainability Team recently published Ten Tips for Packing Waste-Free Lunches, an easy-to-read guide to help families be more sustainable, save money, and eliminate single-use items. Feel free to reach out to Laura Stanton, Extension Educator in Warren County (warren.osu.edu) if you have any questions at 513-695-1311 or stanton.60@osu.edu.

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Snack Tips for Parents

Snack Tips for Kids

Cut Back on Sweet Treats

Photo Credit/USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service SNAP-Ed Photo Gallery

Say Goodbye to #Quarantine15!

Say Goodbye to #Quarantine15! 

Our Family and Consumer Sciences Educator Jenny Lobb launched a new partnership with the Hilliard Food Pantry last month. Jenny offered a webinar titled “Say Goodbye to #Quarantine15!” and had 16 individuals affiliated with the pantry register for the class. The week of the webinar, pantry staff assembled and delivered at-home meal kits to eligible registrants who provided an address. The meal kits contained ingredients to make a vegetable frittata from Celebrate Your Plate. A recording of the webinar is available to view HERE. Jenny is looking forward to offering more healthy cooking classes, either virtual or hands-on, for the Hilliard Food Pantry in the future!


Sautéed Squash at South Side Family Farms

8/12/21 Class CANCELED due to rain. The next class is on Augugst 26, 2021. Additional class date TBA for October 2021.

Dietitian In Your Kitchen’s Julie Palmer. 

June 15th was the first class in a series of four Healthy Cooking Classes at South Side Family Farms taught by Dietitian In Your Kitchen’s Julie Palmer and OSU Extension’s SNAP-Ed Program. Julie demonstrated how to sauté summer squash and zucchini picked fresh from the garden. SNAP-Ed Program Coordinator, Danielle Seidita, gave a lesson on the health benefits of squash, the importance of increasing our vegetable consumption, and using MyPlate as a guide for a healthy eating pattern.

The group explored the produce growing at South Side Family Farms and took a closer look at squash blossoms, Swiss chard, and tomatoes. Four families left the class with a reusable tote full of ingredients to recreate the recipe at home, and everyone received a free 2021 Recipe Calendar from SNAP-Ed. Squash and zucchini harvested fresh from South Side Family Farms were available for folks to take home free and enjoy.

We look forward to seeing you at our next class on August 26, 2021, at 8 pm located in the garden at 1269 Wilson Ave. Columbus Ohio. (8/12/21 Class was canceled due to rain. An additional class date TBA for October 2021.) We will be cooking Celebrate Your Plate’s Sloppy Garden Joe’s and exploring the health benefits of peppers and tomatoes. Come taste a healthy, veggie-packed version of a family favorite recipe and join us for an evening of food, friends, and fun! For more information contact Danielle Seidita at (614) 292-8274 or Seidita.2@osu.edu 


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Zucchini & Summer Squash Basics

Tomato Basics

Summer Squash Stir Fry Recipe: https://www.myplate.gov/recipes/supplemental-nutrition-assistance-program-snap/summer-squash-stir-fry

Sloppy Garden Joes Recipe with Video: https://celebrateyourplate.org/recipes/sloppy-garden-joes

Class Flyer: Cooking Classes in the Garden!

Learn more about South Side Family Farms: https://southsidefamilyfarms.com/

Kale plants


South Side Family Farms

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