“Strong @ Heart” Email Wellness Challenge

Heart disease is the number one cause of death for people in the United States. This fact does not come without hope. There are many things we can do each day to improve heart health. Educators with Ohio State University Extension are ready to help. Join us for this challenge to learn how to limit stress, increase activity, and eat for a healthy heart.

This email challenge connects you with six weeks of tips, research, and resources to help lead a heart-healthy life. At the end of January, all participants will receive a welcome email. Then they will receive emails twice a week from February 1 to March 15, 2021. Participants will have access to a tracking log and other resources available on our Live Healthy Live Well Blog and Facebook page. Register at: go.osu.edu/LHLWMontgomery

For more information contact Pat Holmes, Family & Consumer Sciences Extension Educator at holmes.86@osu.edu or 937-637-6537. Check out our website at montgomery.osu.edu.

Strong @ Heart Email Challenge Flyer

Mindful Wellness

Attached is a flyer for a FREE series of 3 virtual Mindful Wellness series and/or a Mindful Monday 30 minute practice being offered by OSU Extension, Montgomery County via Zoom.

Feel free to share with others.

TO REGISTER: Complete the flyer and send to holmes.86@osu.edu  or call 937-224-9654 x 122 and leave a message. Your registration will be confirmed and a link sent to you.

               December 11, 2020 Intro to Mindfulness  3 - 4:30 p.m.

               January 8, 2021 Mindful Breathing  3 - 4:30 p.m.

               January 22, 2021 Mindful Eating  3 - 4:30 p.m.

Other Option:    Mindful Monday practice 11 - 11:30 a.m. December 14, 21, 28, January 4, & 11

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Fall Food Preservation Virtual Series

Gardeners and other lovers of fresh produce are often interested in extending the season's bounty by preserving fruits and vegetables and meats at home.  Ohio State University Extension Family and Consumer Sciences teach the basics of home canning and preservation through a virtual series called “Food Preservation Office Hours”.  These online classes emphasize the science behind preservation so that everyone who preserves fruits, vegetables, and meats understands why certain procedures must be followed precisely to ensure a high-quality, safe product that they and their family can enjoy.

All online classes are on Tuesday afternoons from 4:00 – 5:00 PM. Topics include: October 13- Preserving Apples; October 20- Canning Soup; October 27- Canning Meat, Poultry, and Game; November 3- Making Jerky; and November 10- Making Sauerkraut. Join OSU Extension educators for one or more of these free programs by registering at go.osu.edu/fall2020foodpreservationseries .

Please contact Pat Holmes holmes.86@osu.edu at OSU Extension – Montgomery County or call 937-224-9654, with any questions you may have.

For more information on the Fall Food Preservation Office Hours, click here!

Dining with Diabetes E-Mail Challenge

Dining with Diabetes invites you to enroll in an e-mail Challenge.  This 4-week program will encourage individuals with diabetes to improve their diabetes selfcare behaviors and learn: 

What is diabetes?  What are carbohydrates and how many can I have? And much much more!

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How to build a support system.We hope you found the Food Preservation Q&A helpful!  Below you will find the link for the final canning Q&A of the season... Enjoy!

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2021 Fall schedule of Ohio Approved Virtual Early Childhood Opportunities FREE from OSU Extension for preschool teachers, Head Start, Child Care Centers and Family Child Care Providers needing hours of professional development.  (Directions are on the attachment.)

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Should I add more acid when canning tomatoes?  Check out this weeks Q&A to find out!

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Are you ready for this week's Canning Q&A? Wait no longer!

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Do you have questions on canning and food preservation?  Watch for our weekly Canning Q&A to see if your questions are answered!

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Get ready for school!  Free school supply pick up!

Brought to you by Montgomery County Fatherhood Initiative and Office of Reentry

Reserve a pick-up time at https://bit.ly/2YfyTWJ

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Can't find canning lids?

Can't find canning lids?  Click the link below for valuable information!


This week's Teen Tip Video  

This week’s Teen Tip video was created by Family and Consumer Sciences Educator Whitney Gherman. It is called “How to Use Mindfulness to Settle your Body (and Feel Good!)” and is available at https://youtu.be/jiRBGEAefSo. Mindfulness is not about fixing life's problems -- it’s about noticing what is. "Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way: On purpose, in the present moment, and nonjudgmentally.” Please share this video via social media platforms, with community partners, and any other youth serving organizations. A complete listing of the Tips for Teens video series is at fcs.osu.edu/news/tips-teens

Better Lives, Stronger Communities

OSU Extension Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) gives people the knowledge, skills and tools needed to make healthy, informed choices. We teach and promote safe food practices, better nutrition, better finances and better relationships – helping people acquire the knowledge and skills to make smart decisions in these areas.

Our family and consumer sciences professionals turn evidence-based, impartial, current research into useful information that can improve the quality of people’s lives. We work to make information accessible to all Ohioans.

You can count on FCS to provide reliable, evidence-based information to encourage – and empower – people to adopt practices and behaviors to improve their finances, build more positive relationships with friends and family, and embrace healthier, nutritious lifestyles.

Montgomery County consumers that have questions, or seek additional information may contact:

Pat Holmes, FCS Extension Educator, at the OSU Extension Montgomery County office via phone 937-637-6537 or email holmes.86@osu.edu

You can also learn more about all OSU Extension Family and Consumer Sciences programs at http://fcs.osu.edu.

Extension has been helping all Ohioans build better lives, better businesses and better communities since 1914.