May 2005

May 20th

Hispanic immigrants often eat less nutritiously, once they leave behind the traditional diets and lifestyles of their native homelands and come to the United States. Latin American immigrant family diets can quickly turn from traditional rice, beans and tortillas to fast food, once kids discover such alternatives at school and parents start working long hours. Concerned about problems associated with a loss of traditional diets--including food safety and rising childhood obesity--Oregon State University Extension Service staff in Metro counties have designed a number of programs to help Hispanic families become healthier and more self-sufficient here in Oregon.

May 4th

The OSU Extension Service was recognized for its many programs that help people throughout Oregon, from life skills classes in McMinnville to nutrition education in Tillamook to the Hunger Summit and community food assessment workshop in southern Oregon.