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Dads bring different skills to parenting

May 23, 2024

As we welcome June and the start of summer, it's also a time to celebrate Father's Day and the contributions of fathers and father figures. Angie Behrens, program coordinator for the Fatherhood Initiative with Oklahoma State University Extension, highlights that moms and dads each bring unique skills to parenting.

OSU Extension promotes civic engagement across the state

April 30, 2024

Learn how OSU Extension promotes civic engagement across the state.

Pharmacologic Treatments for Obesity

April 1, 2024

A healthy, well-balanced diet coupled with physical activity has long been touted as the treatment for losing weight. However, in recent years, new drugs have been making headlines as being the key to treating America’s obesity epidemic.

Eat healthy, cut food costs and reduce food waste

March 1, 2024

Oklahoma families are spending more of their budget on food than they ever have, but taking time to plan meals and shop smartly will help ensure everyone is eating healthy and reducing food waste

February is National Cancer Prevention Month

January 11, 2024

Cancer is a diagnosis no one wants, but it was a reality for nearly 2 million Americans in 2023, not including non-melanoma skin cancer. What’s more, more than 600,000 will die from the disease.

Food Safety in a Power Outage

January 1, 2024

As we come into the season of freezing weather and possible ice storms that can render entire towns without electricity, Christi Evans, Oklahoma State University Extension assistant food safety specialist, has some tips for both before and during an outage.

How to Manage Holiday Spending

November 27, 2023

OSU Extension discusses ways to manage money during the holiday season.

Make Food Choices that Support Growth and Development

November 27, 2023

Learn how to make food choices that will support the growth and development of your child.

National Diabetes Prevention Program

November 9, 2023

Oklahoma State University Extension will host a virtual informational session on its upcoming National Diabetes Prevention Program.

World Diabetes Day will be observed on November 14

November 1, 2023

In 1922, a 14-year-old child received the first-ever insulin injection to bring his high blood sugar into a manageable range. To honor this breakthrough in medical science, Nov. 14 is World Diabetes Day and also the birthday of Sir Frederick Banting, who, along with Charles Best, first extracted insulin from an animal in 1921.

Food Safety is a Must for Holiday Baking

October 30, 2023

Make fun holiday treats for the family while following safe food-handling practices.

Hildebrand to direct Extension’s community health efforts

October 25, 2023

Hildebrand will support OSU's health initiatives and connect with other campus entities on behalf of OSU Extension.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October 1, 2023

October is more than ghosts, goblins and trick-or-treating – it is also Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This disease affects one in eight women in the United States every year and 2.3 million women worldwide.

Don't Let Hectic Schedules Interfere with Family Cohesiveness

September 1, 2023

Matt Brosi provides parents with advice on how not letting hectic schedules interfere with family cohesiveness when starting back to school.

Evans takes on assistant state food safety specialist role

August 29, 2023

Christi Evans is the new assistant state food safety specialist for Oklahoma State University Extension.

Healthy Snacks Provide Fuel for School

July 26, 2023

With the beginning of a new school year right around the corner, many children will be depending on snacks to get them through the day.

Help Children Understand Their Feelings During Parents' Divorce

June 21, 2023

Learn how to help children understand their feelings during their parents' divorce.

New study shows in a battle between hope and fear, hope wins!

June 6, 2023

Historically, hope has been called the belief that good things will happen in the future.

OSU Extension Makes Strides with Coming Together for Racial Understanding Dialogues

April 26, 2023

Learn about how OSU Extension is making strides with coming together for racial understanding dialogue.

OSU Extension’s role in public health impacts all Oklahomans

March 14, 2023

Learn about OSU Extension’s role in public health impacts all Oklahomans.

Eating Healthy and Reducing Food Waste

February 24, 2023

Learn about the benefits of eating healthy and reducing food waste during times of higher costs.

Friendship, love and kindness for children

January 23, 2023

Learn about the need for friendship, love and kindness for children.

Begin a New Year with a Physical Activity Plan to Improve Health

December 13, 2022

Learn about how creating a physical activity plan for the new year can improve health.

Have a Healthy Habit Holiday

November 21, 2022

Prediabetes is cause for concern

November 1, 2022

Learn about the causes of prediabetes and simple changes you can make to lower your risk of getting it.

Literacy Can Affect a Person’s Health

September 13, 2022

Information on how the way individuals can understand and obtain health literacy skills and how these skills can positively or negatively affect an individual's life.

Addressing mental health needs in families

August 24, 2022

The last couple of years have been stressful, and while mental health issues have always been common, there has been a significant increase in mental health conditions in both adults and children since the pandemic.

School lunch program provides healthy meals for children

August 1, 2022

Children across Oklahoma are preparing to head back to the classroom, parents need to be prepared to fill out various forms at school, including applications for free and reduced lunch programs.

Parenting with Natural Consequences


June 22, 2022

Ideas on how to teach children that they are responsible for their choices by letting them experience the consequences.

Kids Are Out of School ... Now What?

June 1, 2022

A list of camps and events offered by OSU County Extension offices, local churches, schools and more.

Peek set to take on new dual roles at OSU

May 20, 2022

Gina Peek has accepted the offer to serve as associate dean, Extension engagement and continuing education; and assistant director, Oklahoma State University Extension, Family and Consumer Sciences.

Parents/Caregivers as Agents of Change for Children’s Diets

May 1, 2022

Learn about parents and caregivers food behaviors and how they affect children.

Celebrate OHCE members during National Volunteer Month

April 1, 2022

Oklahoma Home and Community Education members know a thing or two about volunteering. It’s always good to show appreciation to volunteers, and there’s no better time to do that than National Volunteer Month, which takes place in April.

Celebrate National Nutrition Month With A World Of Flavors

March 1, 2022

While the need to focus on making informed food choices is something that should go on year-round, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics pays special attention to healthy eating each year in March, which has been designated National Nutrition Month.

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