“Raising Kids, Eating Right, Spending Smart, Living Well” is the theme of a national Living Well campaign being promoted by Extension Family and Consumer Sciences Educators, both at the national level and here in Ohio. The goal of the Living Well Campaign is to provide people with the education and information they need in order to “Live Well.”
In Ohio Extension Family and Consumer Sciences Educators work through Ohio State University Extension to offer all kinds of information that will help families achieve a positive, healthy lifestyle. Whether you are working to improve your health through eating heart healthy meals, saving money for a vacation or nest egg, or looking for a babysitter class for your teen – Extension can likely help you. March is National Extension Living Well Month and 2014 is the 100th Year of Extension – so it’s a great time to get better acquainted with Ohio State University Extension. Visit OSU Extension online at http://extension.osu.edu/ or National Extension information is gathered at http://www.extension.org/. This site is an interactive home for research based information from Universities across the nation.
Cooperative Extension is the partnership that began in 1914 with the United States Congress passing of The Smith Lever Act. County, state and federal governments agreed that by joining together they could provide citizens with access to the wealth of knowledge generated by public universities. Many outstanding Universities across the country house Extension including: Rutgers, Clemson, Purdue, Nebraska, our beloved Ohio State University, and many more. If you enjoy Facebook, the Extension 100 Years page has interesting information about the history of Extension and programming offered today as well https://www.facebook.com/Extension100Years.
In recognition of the National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (NEAFCS), the Ohio Live Healthy Live Well team is sponsoring a “blog” contest. Please share your “personal story” as to how you have benefited from the Cooperative Extension Service. By sharing your story, you will be entered into a drawing to win your own personal copy of our NEAFCS Living Well™ More Than a Cookbook. Please send your personal story to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 24, 2014. The entrant of the winning entry will be notified via email.
The NEAFCS Living Well™ More Than a Cookbook answers your questions with research-based information for Living Well with practical tips.
Writer: Lisa Barlage, Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Sciences, Ohio State University Extension, Ross County.
Reviewer: Cindy Shuster, Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Sciences, Ohio State University Extension, Perry County.
Source: Live Healthy Live Well Blog, C. Shuster, March 8, 2012, http://wp.me/p1cmn2-nM.