Extension in Action!

fruit and smoothies in glass on a table OSU Extension Wood County is offering Eat Right by Each Bite -Virtual classes. This is the Fall 2020 schedule.
Register by clicking the link for each class that you would like to attend. OR email smith.11604@osu.edu to register.

  • October 7th  12:00-12:45pm: The Mediterranean Diet
    The Mediterranean Diet has been a subject of intensive research for more than 50 years. The evidence of this diet’s health benefit is compelling. Attend this workshop to understand how to apply this eating style to your family meals.
    Register herehttps://osu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYkfu-orjkpHNVKyotUlKb5GxDa-LBJqtHS
  • October 14th  12:00-12:45pm: Cooking with Quinoa
    Learn about the health  benefits of this economical food. This program will focus on the benefits of this food in the diet, how to cook quinoa and recipes to try at home.
    Register here:  https://osu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIof-Ggqz8tGdJb7NcRpgGhx5jy2tcKV3T7
  • October 28th 12:00-12:45pm: Beating the Blues
    Did you know Seasonal Affective Disorder affects about 6% of Americans; however, as many as 15% of people in the U.S. may have a milder version that includes only some of the symptoms, often referred to as the winter blues. Attend this session to Identify symptoms of winter blues, learn tips for beating the winter blues and set some goals to beat those winter blues.
    Register here: https://osu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIsfuuqqDMuHde78vbejeXpgrABxqlHnbJJ
  • November 4th 12:00-12:45pm: Seasonal Eating for people with Diabetes
    November is National Diabetes Month, and with 34 million Americans who h have diabetes, this time of year can be more difficult to manage. Take Charge of Your Diabetes during the Holidays will provide you with tips for managing your diabetes during the holidays. You will learn how to prepare favorite holiday foods that are both nutritious and delicious
    Register here: https://osu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEtceyopjkoE9UObJ5G0C6WwR3Ozb-YGeZf
  • November 10th  12:00-12:45pm: The Mediterranean Diet Part 2 
    In this workshop, we will expand on the Mediterranean Diet, and build on the information from the first session. Mediterranean Diet part 1 is a prerequisite to register for this class. Learn more about the study of the  5 blue zones, “which are longevity hot spots around the globe.” Participants will learn what centenarians eat to live to the age of 100 and beyond. Participants will be asked to complete a brief pre-survey to ask how are following the Mediterranean diet and we will discuss it during the presentation.
    Register here: https://osu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMpcuuvrTopHdZpoNfzrj09-aR-yfdKDshP
  • November 18th  12:00-12:45pm: 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.
    Register here: https://osu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMsfu2tpj4oH9wWVNRxsM8pB9FDKcGMiNWm
  • November 24th  12:00-12:45pm: Nutrition's Role in a Healthy Microbiome 
    In this workshop you will learn the important role the human microbiome plays in human health as it relates to metabolism, immunity development, nutrition, and its link between various diseases.  We will explore tips to nourish our human microbiome through the foods we choose in order to fuel our body. We will also discuss the difference between prebiotics and probiotics
    Register here: https://osu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIoceugqTsjE9OqQQFueoeGgnQ0ScbtvPQV
  • December 2nd  12:00-12:45pm: Humor and Stress
    This session will focus on the humor and stress management techniques. This session will discuss research on stress on the body as well as the role humor can play in reducing stress.  Laughter is good medicine!
    Register here: https://osu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMlcuippjorHdHLF9idkv2BN_Ui-0SqJfj_
  • December 9th  12:00-12:45pm: Aging and your Brain Health
    Researchers say that living a mentally active life, is just as important as living a physically active life. This session will discuss the health benefits  of “brain workouts”, provide examples of brain exercises. Learning new things is very important... just by attending this session you can get your brain workout in!
    Register here: https://osu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIpdOCqrDwqH9PFKsyYoTkCTyxG0N0yfty6
  • December 16th12:00-12:45pm: Seasonal Eating for people with Diabetes 
    November is National Diabetes Month, and with 34 million Americans who h have diabetes, this time of year can be more difficult to manage. . Take Charge of Your Diabetes during the Holidays will provide you with tips for managing your diabetes during the holidays. You will learn how to prepare favorite holiday foods that are both nutritious and delicious
    Register here: https://osu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwocemvqDgsHdF48sEp-Akf_0w2h8d5V4vO

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. 

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.