Oregon Family Nutrition Program (OFNP)  
  The Oregon Family Nutrition Program (OFNP) provides funds for nutrition education programs for individuals, regardless of age or family status, including seniors, youth, families, and individuals who receive or are eligible for food stamps or other food assistance programs.
School Programs  

Eating habits develop over a life time. The earlier children experience how good healthy foods taste, the greater the chance they will make healthy choices. More than 3,000 children in more than 125 classrooms in Salem and Silverton are learning that healthy foods are fun, taste good and are easy to prepare. Find out more about our school nutrition education program. 




Adult Programs  

OSU Extension nutrition education staff work with other agencies and organizations to making learning about healthy eating fun. Hands on experiences are usually a part of our lessons so participants can see for themselves how easy our recipes are and how good they taste. We can deliver lessons in English and Spanish. Call Francisca Lopez for more information and to schedule.


In Marion County, the OFNP 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 emergency food pantries. We teach classes that help learners: 


  • Learn more about nutrition
  • Develop skills that promote self-sufficiency
  • Strech food dollars and address family finance issues
  • Handle food safely and safely preserve foods for later use
  • Learn how to have a healthy home 


    Las Comidas Latinas - OFNP Latino outreach  

    Aprenda cómo hacer rendir el dinero con los alimentos más sabiamente a través del Programa de Educación en Nutrición en Oregon. Una educadora de nutrición puede mostrarle a usted como:  


    • Invertir su dinero de comidas y escoger mejor
    • Ahorrar tiempo y dinero
    • Preparar comidas ricas
    • Mantener comidas seguras

    Los participantes reciben artículos educativos para asistir las clases por ejemplo un análisis de su dieta computarizada, medidas de la cocina, un calendario, recetas, y más.


    Las clases son gratis para las personas que califican.


    Para recibir más información por favor contacta nuestra oficina al teléfono 503-588-5301 503-588-5301.


    Para más información sobre estampillas de comida llame a Oregon SafeNet al 1-800-723-3638 FREE1-800-723-3638 o puede visitar su dirección de Internet at





    Nutrition for Older Adults  
      Vitamin/mineral fact sheets:
    Recipe links  
      The website features recipes that utilize low-cost ingredients, gleaned and commodity foods, and other emergency foods

    USDA Recipe Finder features a search able database of recipes by ingredient, recipe, cooking equipment, and recipe cost.

    OSU Extension Lane County's food pantry project cookbooks available for downloading and/or viewing online.

    Fruit and Veggie Matters from the CDC features a search able recipe database and interactive tools to promote eating a variety of fruits and veggies daily.


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