OSU Extension Programs

Family and Community Educators

Family and Community Educators

Program

Each year OSU Extension Family and Communty Health faculty develop lessons for Oregon Association for Family and Community Education groups and others who deliver community education through a "train-the-trainer" model.
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GROW Healthy Kids and Communities

Program

Generating Rural Options for Weight (GROW) Healthy Kids and Communities is an integrated research, education, and Extension program that seeks to inspire communities, schools, and families to create environments that make it easy for children to eat healthfully and be physically active most every day where they live, learn, grow, and play.
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Master Food Preserver

Program

Master Food Preservers (MFPs) are trained and certified volunteers who assist OSU Extension Service in their efforts to provide up-to-date food safety and preservation information to Oregonians. After a comprehensive, hands-on training, volunteers serve as a local community resource providing food preservation information to community members.
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Nutrition Education and Outreach Programs

Program

The OSU Extension Service Nutrition Education and Outreach Programs are a part of the Family and Community Health Program and the College of Public Health and Human Sciences. Programs include the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed), in partnership with the Oregon Department of Human Services, and the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP). These programs, funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, engage with communities across Oregon to provide nutrition education and outreach to thousands of limited income youth, families, and adults.

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Open Campus

Program

OSU Open Campus, a community-based education partnership convened by Oregon State University, provides local access to learning in order to address the unique educational needs of Oregon’s communities. Through a statewide network of Open Campus education coordinators, working in partnership with community colleges, regional economic development groups, the K-12 education systems, business community and local government, the university is delivering education to underserved and place-bound Oregonians.