Bob Nichols, USDA

Nutrition and Healthy Eating

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4-H Food and Fun Nutrition Activity Curriculum

Nov 2019
This set of 14+ hands-on nutrition activities will keep kids of all ages engaged in learning about the food they eat and its effects on their bodies. Pick and choose from a variety of lessons on meal preparation, knife skills, nutrition labels, portion size, digestion, hydration and more. Round out lessons with insightful questions, or pair activities with cooking lessons and a selection of healthy recipes.

By Carolyn Ashton | OSU Extension Catalog

Commissioners give construction green light to Clackamas Extension Service Education Center

Oct 25, 2019
The new Extension Education Center will be a state-of-the-art, all wood building, with groundbreaking planned for next spring and completion by the end of 2020.

By Kimberly Jacobsen Nelson | News Story

Community celebrates Jefferson County Extension at Benny Bash

Oct 7, 2019
The community got a close-up look at Jefferson County Extension and agricultural research at Benny Bash, held at Sahalee Park in downtown Madras on Sept. 21.

By Chris Branam | News Story

Should I worry about the cyanide in lima beans?

Aug 2019
I've purchased yellow "butter beans" immature in the pods from a local farm stand. They are very good. But I just learned that lima beans have (or convert into) cyanide and so mature beans require long cooking to remove this "protective mechanism" that beans of this sort have evolved. My question is whether there are issues in cooking (4-5 minutes) "fresh" butter beans just like regular green beans or if there are risks or precautions?

By Joy Waite-Cusic | Featured Question

BEPA 2.0 Order Form

Apr 2019
Please complete and return this order form via email or postal mail.

Educational Document

Lane County - Upcoming Classes Events and MORE!!

Check out the upcoming classes and events offered in Lane County by OSU Extension Programs. Plus Extension related news and education.


Clackamas County Family and Community Health Newsletter

Newsletter with upcoming events and resources related to the Clackamas County Family and Community Health.


Can I use Stevia for canning?

Sep 2018
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 | Featured Question

Small Scale Grain Thresher

Aug 2014
A relatively easy and inexpensive way to thresh grains/beans on a small/homestead scale.

By YouTuber "Snow Farmer" | Video