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We all know that we should be eating healthier, but did you also know...
- Eating plenty of whole grains, fruits and vegetables, lean meats and low-fat dairy, while reducing intake of salt, sugar and saturated fat, can help reduce the risk of chronic diseases, including diabetes, heart disease, and high blood pressure.
- Research shows that being physically active and eating more whole grains, fruits and vegetables is associated with better weight maintenance.
Find out more about health eating and nutrition facts at these websites:
- Food Hero- Affordable recipes continually updated with new resources!
- Nutrition Education Program - Nutrition Education resources for families and educators
- Eat Well for Less - Learning Module with ideas for helping you manage your food budget and maximize your choices for healthy meals.
OSU Extension contracts with Oregon Department of Human Services SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) to bring nutrition education to limited income Oregonians. The Oregon Nutrition Education Program is a community based nutrition education program delivered by OSU Extension Service faculty and staff to adults and youth in 36 Oregon counties.
SNAP-Ed Program Guidance and Plan - Federal Fiscal Year 2014 - (October 1, 2013 – September 30, 2014)
- SNAP-Ed Executive Summary
- Section A. Identifying and Understanding the Target Audience
- Section B. Goals, Objectives, Projects, Campaigns, Evaluation, and Collaboration
Oregon’s Healthy Harvest - tips for buying, storing and preparing Oregon-grown vegetables:
- Eat Fruits and Veggies For Good Health
- Leafy Greens
- Onions and Garlic
- Root Vegetables
- Winter Squash