Got fresh spinach? See what you can do with it in the video above, courtesy of OSU Extension’s Tim McDermott and Jenny Lobb.
Read more about them in CFAES’ “Chow Line” column. Then, watch CFAES educators Tim McDermott and Jenny Lobb make them in the video above (2:03).
“It’s important that health-promoting foods be accessible and prevalent in the American diet.”
So says CFAES scientist Jessica Cooperstone, who’s using her multiple areas of expertise—plant breeding and genetics, analytical chemistry, bioinformatics, and nutrition—to try to develop even healthier tomatoes for people to grow and eat.
Julie Lesnik of Detroit’s Wayne State University will present a seminar called “Edible Insects and Human Evolution” on Ohio State’s Columbus campus on Nov. 2. An assistant professor in Wayne State’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Lesnik focuses her research on two areas: the evolution of the human diet; and, yes, bugs you can nosh on. She’s written a book with the same title as her seminar. Ohio State’s Initiative for Food and AgriCultural Transformation and Department of Anthropology are co-sponsoring the event. It’s set for 3 p.m. in Room 4012, Smith Laboratory. Contact Cheryl Fischnich, email@example.com, for more information. (Photo: Getty Images.)
CFAES scientists are working to keep greenhouse-grown produce, like the tomatoes shown here, as safe to eat as possible. Here’s how …
“Families can stretch their food dollars by utilizing Produce Perks to double their whole-food purchases,” says Veronica Walton, who manages Cleveland’s Gateway 105 Farmers’ Market (shown here last summer).
“The relaxed atmosphere at farmers markets is perfect for conversations about meal preparation, food storage and preservation, all of which decrease food insecurities.”
Read more about it. (Photo: Ken Chamberlain, CFAES.)
OSU Extension’s nutrition program for children and teens, which helps fight hunger and improve health, has ramped up nearly ten-fold in the past three years. Still, there’s even more work to be done. Read the story. As CFAES’s statewide outreach arm, OSU Extension makes the college’s expertise available to everyone living in Ohio. (Photo: SNAP-Ed program, Richland County, Ohio.)
A proposal to increase funding for USDA’s Farm to School program, CFAES experts say, would benefit both students and farmers.