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dc.creatorJones, Tammy
dc.creatorRemley, Daniel
dc.creatorBergefurd, Brad
dc.creatorFisher, Jeffrey
dc.creatorGao, Gary
dc.creatorHamilton, Carol
dc.date.accessioned2018-04-20T16:17:41Z
dc.date.available2018-04-20T16:17:41Z
dc.date.issued2018-04
dc.identifier.citationEngaged Scholars, v. 6 (2018).en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1811/84735
dc.descriptionAccording to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation County Health Rankings, Pike County ranks 88 out of 88 counties. The rankings are based on obesity rates, health behaviors, healthy food access and other socio-ecological determinants of health. Pike County also ranks low in terms of students who complete post-secondary education training. Many of Pike County's health problems mirror those of the larger Appalachian region and are attributed to socio-ecological determinants such as lack of healthy food access, food preparation skills, lack of awareness of nutrition science, traditional preferences for high-calorie foods, food insecurity and poverty. OSU Extension in Pike County and OSU South Centers developed and coordinated the Nutritional Sciences Field Day – The Story of the Strawberry to address some of the aforementioned challenges. The program was offered at OSU South Centers on May 25 to local high school agriculture and vocational, family and consumer sciences, and other science classes. The program objectives were to provide experiences and opportunities to increase awareness and interest in health science, food science, biotech, agriculture science, basic and applied nutrition science, physiology, food production, and local food resources. The students learned about opportunities from industry and academic leaders in various food and health sectors such as dieticians, biotech engineers, Ohio State faculty, and food processing. Students also participated in various hands-on activities and discussion related to nutrition. About 60 students and teachers from three Pike County schools attended the program. Before they left, each student was asked to complete a program evaluation rating his or her awareness and interest on various topics before versus after the program. Students were also asked what they had learned. Following the field day, students were more aware of the role that genetics play in fruit quality and nutrition, the daily recommendations for fruits and vegetables, and the nutritional benefits of small fruits. Students were also more interested in careers in agriculture, health and food sciences, and also more interested in buying local fruit. When asked what they had learned, several remarked that they had learned much about research, strawberry properties, nutrition and careers.en_US
dc.descriptionAUTHOR AFFILIATION: Tammy Jones, Educator, Family and Consumer Sciences, The Ohio State University Extension, Pike County, jones.5640@osu.edu (Corresponding Author); Daniel Remley, Field Specialist, Food, Nutrition and Wellness, The Ohio State University Extension; Brad Bergefurd, Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources, The Ohio State University Extension, The Ohio State University South Centers; Jeffrey Fisher, Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources, The Ohio State University Extension, Pike County; Gary Gao, Extension Specialist, Small Fruits, The Ohio State University South Centers; Carol Hamilton, Program Coordinator, The Ohio State University Extension, Delaware County.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe Pike County Nutritional Sciences Field Day – The Story of the Strawberry was offered to local high school students to increase awareness and interest in health science, food science, biotech and agricultural science, basic and applied nutrition science and physiology, food production, and local food resources. The field day is original in that it uses a multidisciplinary approach to address important issues of the county and region – health, wellness, and the vocational opportunities related to agriculture, food science and health. It also original in that it uses a strawberry theme to connect the topics including genetics, nutrition, taste and economic opportunities.en_US
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dc.publisherOhio State University. Office of Outreach and Engagementen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesCommunity Engagement Conference. The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, January 24–25, 2018.en_US
dc.subjectnutrition scienceen_US
dc.subjectvocational educationen_US
dc.subjectlocal fooden_US
dc.subjectwellnessen_US
dc.titlePike County Nutritional Sciences Field Day- The Story of the Strawberryen_US
dc.title.alternativePike County Nutritional Sciences Field Day: The Story of the Strawberryen_US
dc.typePresentationen_US
dc.type.genrePosteren_US
dc.rights.ccAttribution-NoDerivs 3.0 United Statesen_US
dc.rights.ccurihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/3.0/us/en_US


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