Live Smart, Post Photo, Win Chance at Ohio State Football Tickets


COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio State University Extension wants Ohio’s families to live smart.

And to get families thinking that way, OSU Extension’s Family and Consumer Sciences program has launched a social media-based contest through September: For a chance to win a pair of Nov. 1 Ohio State University-University of Illinois football tickets, Ohioans are being asked to post pictures of their smart healthy lifestyle choices with the hashtag #LiveSmartOhio on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram by Sept. 30.

The best posts will be featured on a new Live Smart Ohio website to be launched in November, and a grand prize winner will be chosen at random during the first week of October for the football tickets, said Jamie Seger, one of the project’s organizers.

“We wanted to generate some buzz and some excitement for the new Live Smart Ohio website,” Seger said. “It will be a content hub for all sorts of items from FCS -- updated printable materials, blog posts and links to our social media networks.”

OSU Extension is the outreach arm of Ohio State’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.

“In 2015, we’re also planning to start hosting a lot more consumer information -- educational webinars, maybe a 30-minute session someone could take over lunch -- and other ways to learn online, too,” Seger said.

Information on the site will be organized in four areas -- Food, Money, Mind and Body, and Families and Relationships -- to allow users to easily access information.

“To be able to follow only what you’re interested in is crucial to people right now,” said Seger, who is an educational technology specialist for FCS.

State Extension specialists, field specialists and county educators throughout Ohio will contribute to the site.

The website address,, currently hosts the FCS program’s Eat, Save, and Be Healthy blog. That information will continue to be accessible on the new website but will be arranged according to the four topic areas.

To stay up to date with Live Smart Ohio, like “OSU Extension, Family and Consumer Sciences” on Facebook or search for the hashtag #LiveSmartOhio on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.


CFAES News Team
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Jamie Seger