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Good nutrition is important for health, energy, and learning. Providing healthful meals on a limited budget can be challenging. This Oregon State University web site includes quick and easy recipes for tasty, low-cost foods.

FOOD for Lane County
Food for Lane County, founded in 1984, is dedicated to eliminating hunger by creating access to food by soliciting, collecting, rescuing, growing, preparing, and packaging food for distribution through a network of social service agencies and programs

Choose MyPlate offers a personal eating plan with the foods and amounts that are right for each person. The Choose MyPlate SuperTracker can help you plan, analyze, and track your diet and physical activity.

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
The program enables low-income families to buy nutritious food with Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) cards. SNAP recipients spend their benefits to buy eligible food in local retail food stores.

Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Nutrition Program
Better known as WIC, this USDA Food and Nutrition Service program serves to safeguard the health of low-income women, infants, and children up to age 5 who are at nutritional risk by providing nutritious foods to supplement diets, information on healthy eating, and referrals to health care.

Senior Meals Program
Provides meals to individuals who choose to live independently in their own homes. Encourages meal-time companionship and offers low cost, well balanced meals.

211 Lane
A Community Resource Database that includes agencies, programs, and services directed toward the solution of human service problems.

Centro Latino Americano
A bilingual/bi-cultural agency dedicated to improving the lives of the Chicano/Latino/Hispanic people of Lane County by working with our community to provide social services, to facilitate access to resources, and to advocate for fair treatment. Information available in Spanish and English.

Willamalane Parks & Recreation
Providing parks and recreation to enhance the livability of the Springfield, Oregon, community and its residents.

City of Eugene Recreation Services
The City of Eugene's Library, Recreation, and Cultural Services provide opportunities for lifelong learning and health, and provide cultural experiences that nurture the soul.

Head Start of Lane County
The local office of a national program, Head Start provides comprehensive developmental services for America's low-income, pre-school children (ages 3 to 5) and social services for their families.

Volunteers in Medicine
Provides primary care for eligible individuals on prevention and health maintenance, minor trauma, health education, prescription assistance, specialty and diagnostic referral, mental health services, diabetic management and education program, and other provider-dependent procedures.

An online resource that brings more than 250,000 pages of university information and education into your home or office. The practical, current, and unbiased information represents the work of Extension Service and Agricultural Experiment Station professionals at more than 50 Land Grant universities throughout the United States.

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Serves the public by providing its members with information to translate the science of nutrition into practical solutions for healthy living.

The VERB campaign encourages young people ages 9 and 13 to be physically active every day.

Walk with Ease

The Arthritis Foundation Walk with Ease program is an evidence-based, community physical activity and self-management program. Trained leaders teach participants how to safely make physical activity part of their everyday life. Walk with Ease was specifically developed for adults with arthritis or other chronic health conditions but throughout Oregon it is being implemented in worksites, schools, and community centers with healthy adults. The program can help anyone get started in a physical activity program. The only pre-requisite is the participant’s ability to be on their feet for at least 10 minutes without pain.





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