Deborah John

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Content by Deborah John

GROW Healthy Food Environments for Oregon’s Rural Communities

Jul 2014
The problem of obesity in children is in the forefront of nationwide research efforts. There are documented physical, mental, and social health outcomes associated with childhood obesity that contribute to lifelong, chronic health problems. Obesity occurs when, over time, over-consumption of high calorie, less nutritious foods and beverages is coupled with low physical activity energy ...

By Deborah John, Tammy Winfield | Article

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

Oct 2017
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, community-based approach to improving the health of rural kids in Oregon.  The overall goal of GROW was to prevent obesity in rural children by improving their opportunities –at...

By Kathy Gunter, Deborah John, Tammy Winfield | Article