Nutrition and Healthy Eating

2018 Lane County Extension Summer/Fall Food Preservation Classes


Classes include making Mini-Pies and Cobblers, Smoking and Curing Meats, Basic Fermentation and More!!! Read More...

Can I use Stevia for canning?

Featured Question

My husband is now a type 2 diabetic. I cannot have artificial sweeteners. I would like to find a way to can fruit without doing it one way for him and a different way for me. I've been using Stevia with fruit I am putting up in the freezer. Can I also use Stevia instead of sugar with the fruit I am canning? 

By Nellie Oehler

Wellness Ink Newsletter Archives


Health and Nutrition Newsletters by Stephanie Polizzi, MPH, RDN, CHES at Coos County Extension Family and Community Health

GROW Healthy Kids and Communities – Reporting Back After 5 Years in Communities


In the Summer 2014 issue of Oregon Small Farm News, our colleagues in the College of Public Health and Human Sciences Extension reported on GROW Healthy Kids and Communities (GROW), an innovative,...

By Kathy Gunter, Deborah John, Tammy Winfield

Veggie Rx in Oregon


This article summarizes results of an Oregon-wide survey of “Veggie Rx” programs, conducted by the Veggie Rx working group of the Oregon Community Food Systems Network.
Tomatoes at market

Square Foot Gardening Foundation

Online Resource

Dedicated to educating the importance of a plant based diet. Square Foot Gardening focused on having resources locally to help achieve goals while having someone who knows all about your backyard.

EFNEP - 2017 Impact Report

Fact Sheet

Provides 2017 highlights and program impacts for the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) in Oregon.

Food Hero 2017 Impact Report

Fact Sheet

Impact report for the Food Hero Social Marketing Campaign - 2017.

SNAP-Ed 2017 Impact Report

Fact Sheet

Oregon SNAP-Ed impact report provides highlights and success stories for 2017.

The WAVE~Ripples for Change: Obesity Prevention in Active Youth


OSU project directors Siew Sun Wong, an assistant professor of nutrition and a specialist with the Extension Service, and Melinda Manore, a professor of nutrition, were awarded $4.7 million to start the program, called “The WAVE Ripples for Change: Obesity Prevention for Active Youth in Afterschool Programs Using Virtual and Real-World Experiential Learning.”

By Siew Sun Wong

School Physical Activity and Nutrition Environment Tool (SPAN-ET)

Online Resource

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. The assessment tool includes 27 Area of Interest items in physical activity and nutrition, and considers the physical, situational, and policy environment within each component.

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