The Zero Weight Gain Challenge is an internet problem designed to assist members get match by encouraging common train, vitamin, and wellness ideas throughout the upcoming vacation season. Participants will obtain weekly e-communications and have entry to supplemental info out there on Blogs and Facebook. All participant info can be stored confidential.

Each week members will obtain free weekly e-communications, containing vitamin, well being and health ideas. Additional meals and exercise logs can be obtainable for obtain to assist individuals monitor their progress. Pre- and post- online-survey assessments are used to gather feedback to enhance future challenges and monitor participant progress.

Interested in collaborating on this on-line problem? Sign up by following this hyperlink to enroll: You might be enrolled and start receiving e-communications beginning the week of Nov. 20.

Fire security

Thanksgiving is simply round the nook and shortly the stovetops, ovens, and turkey fryers can be the workhorses of the day. Alarmingly, in response to the National Fire Protection Association (USFA), the variety of cooking fires on Thanksgiving is 3 times as excessive as on some other day of the yr. Keep your festivities from turning into part of the statistic by following some primary security ideas.

• Test your smoke alarms to make sure they’re working

• Keep a fireplace extinguisher in the kitchen and know tips on how to use it

• Clean your oven prematurely of the huge cooking occasion

•Call 911 directly ought to a kitchen hearth breakout

• Avoid turning into distracted by friends

• Stay in the kitchen whereas cooking on the stovetop

• Thaw your turkey utterly earlier than utilizing a fryer

• Keep youngsters away from the range, oven, and fryer

• Keep the flooring away from journey hazards

• Keep knives from edges of labor surfaces and out of attain of youngsters

• Be positive electrical cords aren’t dangling off the counter or onto the stovetop

• Get a superb night time’s sleep previous to internet hosting, so you possibly can stay alert in the package

Source: Lisa Pfeifer – OSU Ag Safety and Health Education Coordinator

Hunter Education

The notorious culinary occasion of the yr, Thanksgiving, can also be the starting of recognizing hunter orange in the fields for a lot of. If you propose to hunt this fall or deliver a brand new younger hunter alongside, check out the Division of Wildlife hunter certification course choices at

The OSU Extension Office Update is compiled by Connie Smith, program assistant and Master Gardener coordinator with the Ohio State University Extension Office in Fairfield County.

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