Extension in Action!

fruit and smoothies in glass on a table OSU Extension Wood County is offering Health and Wellness -- Virtual zoom classes. Here are the winter classes we will be offering in 2024!
Register by clicking the link for each class that you would like to attend. OR email smith.11604@osu.edu


 

  • February 22nd  12pm- 12:45pm Don’t Miss  A Beat February is American Heart Month, a time to put the spotlight on our cardiovascular health. Heart disease is the number 1 killer of Americans. Risk factors include high cholesterol, high blood pressure, smoking, diabetes, and excessive alcohol use. American Heart Month is observed to raise awareness on the importance of a healthy heart and to encourage healthy habits that help reduce the risk of heart disease. We will discuss the importance of heart healthy habits to reduce your risk for developing heart disease.
    Registration Link https://osu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUodO-pqT0jGdNdgLVt17FZ9dPgXQcRdQdl#/registration
     
  • February 29th 12pm- 12:45pm Gratitude- A Path to Positivity Unlock the potential of gratitude in our upcoming webinar! Join us for a brief, impactful session exploring the science and practice of gratitude. Learn simple yet powerful techniques to infuse gratitude into your daily routine, fostering positivity and enhancing your overall well-being.
    Registration Link  https://osu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMlcuCurT8tGNG6lFJTWSU_DclLGESQoCvr#/registration
     
  • March 7th 12pm-12:45pm Digital Detox It may be time to give yourself a technology break. This session will focus on the physical, mental and social impacts too much technology has on our health. We also will discuss digital detoxing and the benefits it has.
    Registration Link  https://osu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcod-qoqT0tH9blM6W84x00_JwybRUernKC
     
  • March 13th 12pm-12:45pm Savoring Simplicity: A Guide to Meal Prepping Discover efficient strategies, time-saving tips, and nutrition insights to elevate your meal prepping game. Learn how to plan, prepare, and enjoy delicious, balanced meals throughout the week.​​​​​​
    Registration Link  https://osu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJArcu-srzojHdbpqcQ4ulEqK2Lx8hTfNDDe
     
  • March 26th 12- 12:45pm Why Choose Whole Grains? Whole grains offer a wide range of nutrients and benefits for our overall health. In this presentation, we will discuss what a whole grain is, the benefits provided by whole grains and how to incorporate more whole grains into your diet. We will also provide tips on what to look for on a nutrition food label to determine if it’s a true whole grain.
    Registration Link  https://osu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUlf-6tqTosGd0zsymlSSkeRsfp8r01fwLS

Million Hearts

If you are at risk of cardiovascular disease or have been diagnosed with cardiovascular disease come learn how to reduce your risk of disease by keeping your blood pressure and cholesterol within healthier limits and reducing your stress level. Susan Zies, Extension Educator with Ohio State University Extension in Wood County, and Shannon Smith, Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist, will offer a series of classes for people with cardiovascular disease or those at risk of the disease and their family members or caretakers.

At Million Hearts, you will:
• Discuss how to lower sodium
• Use herbs and spices
• Reduce saturated and trans-fat
• Techniques to reduce/cope with stressheart with food

Class participants will take home heart healthy recipes, watch cooking demonstrations, and taste foods made with less fat, sugar, and salt. Participants will taste main dishes, side dishes, and desserts.

If you are at risk of cardiovascular disease or have been diagnosed with cardiovascular disease come learn how to reduce your risk of disease by keeping your blood pressure and cholesterol within healthier limits and reducing your stress level. Susan Zies, Extension Educator with Ohio State University Extension in Wood County, and Shannon Smith, Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist, will offer a series of classes for people with cardiovascular disease or those at risk of the disease and their family members or caretakers.
At Million Hearts, you will:
• Discuss how to lower sodium
• Use herbs and spices
• Reduce saturated and trans-fat
• Techniques to reduce/cope with stress
Class participants will take home heart healthy recipes, watch cooking demonstrations, and taste foods made with less fat, sugar, and salt. Participants will taste main dishes, side dishes, and desserts.

Is there a fee?
There is no cost to attend the classes for Wood County residents, however seating is limited and on a first-come basis. For residents outside of Wood County, there is a $30/person registration fee.

How do I register?
Participants must pre-register by calling the Wood County Extension office at 419-819-3078 or email Shannon Smith- smith.11604@osu.edu.

Time and Location:
12:00pm – 2:00pm on Wednesdays:
February 7
February 14
February 21
At the Wood County Extension Office, 639 S. Dunbridge Rd., Suite 1, Bowling Green, OH 43402.

There is no cost to attend the classes for Wood County residents, however seating is limited and on a first-come basis. For residents outside of Wood County, there is a $30/person registration fee.

 


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. 

 


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