November 1, 2019 - 12:01am --

A month of SNAP-Ed:

September 18, 2019, A very proud day for Dayton   

OSU Extension Montgomery County SNAP-Ed and 4-H programs came together to promote healthy lifestyles with Smoothie Bikes during Gem City Market’s Block Party. SNAP-Ed is working with GEM City Market, construction to be completed fall 2020, and will be teaching free nutrition classes. For more information on Gem City Market, please visit the following link:

Smoothie Bike at Gem City MarketGem City Market Booth


October 8, 2019 Myplate Smiley Face

At the start of her nutrition lessons, Program Assistant Erin Polston likes to start with MyPlate. The best way to learn about MyPlate is to try a food from each food group, and what better way to do that than make silly faces on your plate! Kindergarteners explored MyPlate foods by making silly faces and learning through play, which is the best way for our young participants to understand what healthy food is, and why it is important.

Boys and Girls Club of DaytonHere's a snapshot of Erin working with one of our partners, Boys and Girls Club of Dayton. A group of their 3rd-5th graders learned how to make homemade ranch dressing and about eating a rainbow of colors. They got to taste how each color bell pepper tastes differently!




October 22, 2019

Kindergarteners at DECA Prep made smiley-face breakfast sandwhiches with program assistant Nina Hoffmeyer, learning the importance of starting your day with a healthy meal! They also made rainbow Kabobs with Nina to learn what the different colors of fruits and vegetables mean for out bodies!

Smiley-face BreakfastFruit Kabob


Making WrapsTeens at Lighthouse Youth made their own Turkey Cranberry Wraps from Celebrate Your Plate. Celebrate Your Plate is a SNAP-Ed Marketing Campaign. To find these tasty recipes and more please visit




October 30, 2019Tasting Broccoli and Ranch

Program Assistant Katie Schroeder and preschoolers enjoyed the book Monsters Don't Eat Broccoli. After talking about the story and how the monsters don’t eat broccoli, but children do, they happily tasted broccoli with low fat ranch dressing for dip!