Jul 2014The 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 ...
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Oct 2017In 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...