Extension in Action!

fruit and smoothies in glass on a table OSU Extension Wood County is offering Eat Right by Each Bite -- Virtual zoom classes. Here are the winter classes we will be offering in 2022!
Register by clicking the link for each class that you would like to attend. OR email smith.11604@osu.edu


  • December 14, 12-12:30pm:: New Year, New You Presented by the Ohio State University, Buckeye Wellness Team. Discover how you can thrive. Keep the Fire! Bounce forward! “Make it happen, make it matter, change your world! Investigate whether you are ready to burnout. Then what? Learn strategies to help you improve your resiliency and become your BEST SELF.
    Registration Link:

  • December 21, 12-12:30pm:: Be Savvy with your Spirits The average American sees an increase in their alcohol drinking habits between Thanksgiving and New Years. This session will discuss the recommendations for alcohol consumption, health implications of various drinking patterns. Participants will also learn how alcohol may impact weight, diabetes, hypertension and heart disease.
    Registration Link:

be savvy with your spirits from 12 to 1230FCS Lunch and Learn Series: Restart Ohio, Back to Healthy- Be Savvy with your Spirits

Meeting Recording: https://osu.zoom.us/rec/share/2-klJq7Lq1xJQrff1kT1GaI4FIPFaaa82idMqPVbzhxic-va7Ds1fpDGg_0egvIo

salad with fruits and vegetables We invite you to enroll in our new virtual Eat Right by Each Bite program to receive 2 weekly text messages . These messages may also include a recipe or a link to other health related resources. This program also allows you to have virtual support from nutrition professionals Susan Zies and Shannon Smith. After receiving the text message or email-feel free to reply back with a question or comment and the message will come directly to us. This method allows us to continue with a two-way communication while we are working virtually and unable to offer any face to face classes for the next two months.

 Sign up by texting @dwd2020 to the number 81010 

81010 will be the phone number and @dwd2020 is the message.
** Your phone number will not be displayed to anyone. Texts can be stopped at anytime by texting @LEAVE and you will not receive future messages 

For those signing up via email, use the following link and sign up to receive bi-weekly emails https://www.remind.com/join/dwd2020

For assistance signing up, please contact Shannon Smith. Email smith.11604@osu.edu or call 419-819-3078. 

two people with smoothieSusan Zies and Shannon Smith share a recipe for a Powerful Purple Smoothie, in Exploring power of the purple Smoothie: Quick breakfast or drinkable dessert. 



Katie Stechschulte shares a recipe for Vegeterian Tortilla Soup in the article,girl sitting outside holding soup  Teacher in the Kitchen. A great recipe made using pantry items, and cooks in one pot. The cost comes down to 57 cents per serving. Make the soup in bulk, and freeze for another day!


Shannon Smith shares a recipe for Energy Bites,4 people sitting outside holding food. as well as Fruit and Peanut Butter Wraps in the article Stay at Home Treats. These recipes are a great way to get the kids involved in the kitchen by making these fun and healthy snacks.