Lauren Kraemer

Family & Community Health
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Lauren Kraemer, MPH is an Assistant Professor of Practice in the College of Public Health and Human Sciences with Oregon State University Extension Service. Lauren’s research interests include chronic disease prevention through nutrition and physical activity education, as well as the development of policies, systems, and environmental shifts to improve the social determinants of health. Lauren serves as Co-Chair of the Blue Zones Project The Dalles Steering Committee, Co-Chair of the Healthy Active Hood River County Coalition, Steering Committee for the Gorge Food Security Coalition, manager of the Mid-Columbia SNAP-Ed Program, and Statewide Ambassador for the StrongWomen™ Program. In these roles, Lauren gets to work at the intersection of food systems, aging, and health equity. Lauren’s passions are making connections, creativity, and empowering others. She has two young sons who she brings into the garden, the kitchen, and the wilderness along with her husband as often as she can. Follow me on Instagram @laurenkraemermph or on Twitter @KraemerLauren

Content by Lauren Kraemer

Food Preservation Classes Feature Locally Grown Produce

When I was hired as the Hood River and Wasco County Family and Community Health Faculty, one of the projects I took on was reinvigorating our local food preservation program. I had inherited a handful...

By Lauren Kraemer | Article

Tasting Tables in the Gorge: Sourcing Local Produce for Schools

School cafeterias around the state and nation feature Tasting Tables as a way to highlight fresh, seasonal fruits or vegetables. In Hood River and Wasco Counties, OSU Extension sources produce for...

By Lauren Kraemer, Rachel Suits | Article

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