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Helping Columbia County Eat Healthy
The Columbia County Extension Nutrition Education Program helps limited-resource individuals, children, and families learn about the importance of making healthy food choices. Classes are taught in a variety of settings from youth in local public school classrooms to adult groups in job training. We teach classes that help learners:
- Develop skills that promote self-sufficiency
- Stretch food dollars
- Handle food safely
- Learn more about nutrition
We help people plan and prepare quick, inexpensive, and healthy meals. We encourage them to experience healthier living through better nutrition and increased physical activity. Our nutrition education efforts are funded through the federal food stamp budget (called SNAP-ED) that provides nutrition education programming to limited-resource audiences.
If you have a group or organization that is interested in hosting a series of nutrition education classes in Columbia County, please contact Jenny Rudolph at 503-397-3462.
For more information about this program in Oregon, please visit our State Nutrition Education Program site: http://extension.oregonstate.edu/nep/
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