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Educational Programs

Ohio SNAP-Ed

The OSU Extension Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed) is a free education program for Muskingum County residents that works to provide participants with the tools and resources to improve their overall health and wellness and, in turn, improve their families’ wellbeing. Through a series of interactive lessons, the program seeks to introduce youth to new fruits and vegetables, teach families how to buy and prepare healthier food, and help low-income families learn how to manage their budgets to buy healthier food options. SNAP-Ed is completed as a series of workshops or lessons, each providing evidence-based nutrition education in alignment with the USDA’s MyPlate guidelines.

Diabetes Program

PREVENT TYPE 2 DIABETES

Prevent T2 is part of the National Diabetes Prevention Program and is evidence-based. It is focused on helping participants make positive lifestyle changes such as eating healthier, getting more physical activity and reducing stress. People who take part in this program can potentially cut their risk of developing Type 2 diabetes by at least 58%. This is a year long program that includes at least 16 weekly sessions the first 6 months and at least 6 monthly sessions during the second 6 months. This program is taught by a trained lifestyle coach and includes group support. The program and curriculum were developed by the CDC. It is designed for those who have pre-diabetes or are at risk for developing Type 2 Diabetes.

Healthy Living

A twice monthly class on various physical and mental health issues.

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