The Family and Community Health Program has a robust set of resources, programs, and tools to help individuals, families, organizations, and communities adopt, implement, and sustain a physically active lifestyle. We also provide expertise and tools to assess programs’ effectiveness and to understand the quality of physical activity environments.
BEPA 2.0 is a classroom-based physical activity program aligned to health and physical education standards. BEPA 2.0 can be used before, during, or after school, both inside and outside of the classroom, to increase children’s physical activity time at school.
Walk With Ease (WWE) is an exercise program that can reduce pain and improve overall health. If you can be on your feet for 10 minutes without increased pain, you can have success with Walk With Ease!
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed) program teaches people how to make their food dollars stretch further and how to be physically active. OSU Extension faculty and staff deliver health education in all 36 Oregon Counties.
Food Hero strives to help low-income Oregonians improve their health via improving fruit and vegetable consumption. In addition to improving nutrition, Food Hero offers resources for increasing physical activity at home and at school.
Keeping older women strong reduces the risk of fractures from falls and helps older adults maintain their independence. Extension Family and Community Health faculty train local volunteer leaders who guide their StrongWomen™ groups two to three times per week.
StrongWomen™, one of the many diverse programs offered by OSU Extension Service, is a national evidence-based community exercise program for older women to improve muscle strength and balance.
Extension Family and Community Health have over 20 programs working in 16 communities reaching over 400 Oregonians.
The School Physical Activity and Nutrition Environment Tool (SPAN-ET) was developed to assess school resources and readiness to improve nutrition and physical activity environments, suggest appropriate improvement strategies, and score impacts resulting from environmentally-based treatments.
We engage people in the communities we serve in assessing the conditions that most affect them where they live, work, learn, and play. We do this to learn what will work best to improve weight healthy behaviors for children and families, and food and physical activity resources in the community.
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