OSU Extension Hosting 2015 Spring Wellness Challenge

VR LOGO - WEBThe 2015 Spring Wellness Challenge is a free, six week, on-line email challenge designed to help participants improve their health by encouraging physical activity, enjoying healthy foods, and practicing sound fitness suggestions. Those who sign up will receive two weekly e-communications from Ohio State University Extension containing research based nutrition, health and fitness information. Additional tracking logs will be available for download to help participants document their progress, as well as access to supplemental information available on Blogs and Facebook. A pre- and post-assessment online survey will be used to gather comments to improve future challenges and track members’ progress.

Participants will learn about adding more vegetables and fruits to their diet, finding ways to move, trying new recipes, visiting local food sources, planting an herb/vegetable/fruit garden in a container or plot, seasoning with herbs instead of salt, and managing stress and maintaining a positive attitude.

Interested in joining this on-line challenge? Follow this link to sign-up on line: http://go.osu.edu/sp15Fulton. You’ll be enrolled and begin receiving e-communications starting late March. The Challenge lasts from March 30 to May 10, 2015. If you have questions, please feel free to contact your OSU Extension Family and Consumer Sciences Educator in Fulton County, Melissa Welker, welker.87@osu.edu or 419-337-9210.

Who can join? Youth ages 8 and third grades to age 18 as of January 1st of the current year may join.

Where do I sign up? Join a club in your county near your home or school. Experience 4-H with a friend; invite them to join with you. Contact the Fulton County Extension Office if you need help finding a 4-H club to join.

When should I sign up? Enrollment is anytime from January 1 until April 1 and not accepted after June 1. April 1 is a competition deadline, but youth may join after that for the 4-H experience. Youth would not be eligible for prizes or awards after the April 1st enrollment.

What is there to do? Member will select projects to explore through club and county activities. Choose from more than 200 projects. Use the Fulton County 4-H Handbook or the Ohio 4-H Family Guide (available on the website at fulton.osu.edu) to learn about each project.

What are the benefits? Members learn life skills, make new friends, enhance self-esteem, achieve personal goals, develop positive relationships with peers and volunteers, and have fun learning and sharing as a family and a club.

Does it cost anything? Your out of pocket costs for participating in 4-H will include one or more of the following types of expenses. A $20.00 county activity fee per member includes your project books. Projects sometimes need specific materials, supplies or animals to complete the 4-H learning experience. Some clubs fundraise for their activities and some have dues or fees for refreshments, fair passes, t-shirts or supplemental insurance, etc. Sometimes club events and opportunities will have a fee. Ask the advisor about their fee structure.a

For more information call the OSU Extension Office in Fulton County at 419.337.9210, email to stechschulte.23@osu.edu or see the website at fulton.osu.edu.

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