Nutrition Education Program

We provide Nutrition Education to limited-resource individuals, children, and adults through our team of Educators in Washington County, and our Metro Hispanic Nutrition Office in NE Portland.  Classes are available in English, Spanish, Russian, and more.  For more information about our program, please call 503-821-1122.

Our Vision

Working together to educate and equip Oregonians to live healthy, active lives through nutrition education

Practical . . . Relevant . . . Hands-on . . . Fun
All at no cost to participants

We reach income-eligible adults, youth and families with:

  • Classes in the community
  • Classes at high-need schools
  • Demonstrations
  • Displays

Program benefits for participants:

  • Are more food secure and report they are less likely to run out of food
  • Make better food choices and learn the importance of physical activity
  • Learn and plan how to stretch food dollars
  • Learn to handle food safely

 

Nuestra Visión

Trabajar juntos para educar y equipar a los oregonianos para que tengan vidas saludables y activas a través de la educación alimenticia

Util... Relevante... Práctico... Divertido
todo sin costo para los participantes

Alcanzamos a adultos, jovenes y familias que cumplen con los requisites de ingresos con:

  • Clases en la comunidad
  • Clases en escuelas con alta necesidad
  • Demonstraciones
  • Exhibiciones

Beneficios del programa para los participantes:

  • Tiene mas seguridad alimenicia e informan que tiene menos tendencia a quesdarse sin alimentos
  • Toman mejores decisiones alimenticias y aprended la importancia de las actividad fisica
  • Aprenden y planean como estirar su dinero para alimentos
  • Aprenden a manipular alimentos de manera segura

 

Learn More:


http://extension.oregonstate.edu/nep/
Our State Nutrition Education Program Site

 



https://www.foodhero.org
Where Healthy Food is Fast, Fun, and Fits Your Spending

 

Community Food Resources

SNAP

The Supplemental Nutrtion Assistance Program (SNAP) is a federal nutrition program.  The Program’s laws and regulations are based on the Food Stamp Act passed by Congress in 1977.  In 1974 Congress required all States to offer food stamps (SNAP) to low-income households.  The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) administers the SNAP (formerly Food Stamps) Program. 

WIC

WIC is the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children. WIC is federally funded by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).  In Oregon, WIC is administered by the Department of Human Services (DHS), Public Health Division and is part of the Office of Family Health, Nutrition and Health Screening.
 
WIC is a public health nutrition program designed to improve health outcomes and influence lifetime nutrition and health behaviors in a targeted, at-risk population. Nutrition education is the cornerstone of the WIC Program.

Summer Food Program for Kids

During the school year, thousands of Oregon children depend on free or reduced price meals each day. However, when school ends for the year, so does this important resource. The Summer Food Service Program is meant to help fill that nutritional gap.

Funding for meals is provided by the US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Summer Food Service Program. All open sites are located in neighborhoods that USDA considers high need areas. However, no application or proof of income is needed to participate, and all children are welcome, 1 to 18 years old!

Oregon Food Bank

Oregon Food Bank recovers food from farmers, manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers, individuals and government sources. It then distributes that food to 20 regional food banks across Oregon. Sixteen are independent charitable organizations. OFB directly operates the four regional food banks serving the Portland metro area, Tillamook and southeast Oregon. Those four centers distribute food weekly to more than 340 food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters and other programs helping low-income individuals in Clackamas, Clark, Multnomah, Washington, Tillamook, Malheur and Harney counties.  Call 211 for referral.

Food and Nutrition

Foodhero.org

USDA.gov

ChooseMyPlate.gov

 

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