Food Safety and Nutrition

Garden to Table course reaches traditionally underserved residents

The number of Latinos in Yamhill County continues to grow, making up about 16% of the county’s population. However, Latinos, especially those in lower-income households, along with other underserved residents, have traditionally been...

Jun 2022 | Impact Story

Latino and Mesoamerican Indigenous families grow their own food with help from OSU Extension

Latino and Mesoamerican Indigenous families in Lincoln County generally have less access to land for growing their own food. Due to language barriers – most of the residents speak Spanish or Mam, a language spoken by more ...

Apr 2022 | Impact Story

WE CAN study creates tools and resources to help communities increase intake of fruits and vegetables

Cancer is the number one cause of death of Coos County residents, nearly double the Oregon rate. Studies demonstrate that eating fruits and vegetables could improve outcomes for cancer patients. However, less than 15% of Coos ...

Mar 2022 | Impact Story

Collaboration results in holiday break meal kits for Malheur County children

Malheur County has the highest percentage of children living in poverty in Oregon. When these children are in school, they qualify for free breakfast, lunch and after-school meals. But these meals generally aren’t provided on ...

Mar 2022 | Impact Story

OSU study finds that using cold water to make 'sprouted' foods lowers the risk of salmonella growth

Grains, nuts and seeds are significant ingredients in the healthy snack segment due to their high-quality protein and “healthy” fats, along with abundant antioxidant, fiber, and mineral content. New products including grains, nuts...

Nov 2021 | Impact Story

Cooking classes serve Micronesian and Pacific Islander communities

Historically the Micronesian and Pacific Islander community in the United States has faced inequitable health outcomes, exacerbated by a lack of access to health care services and social safety nets due to their special residency ...

Apr 2021 | Impact Story

Clackamas Extension collaborates to create virtual Kids in the Kitchen class

In the fall of 2020, Oregon SNAP-Ed, a nutrition education program of the Oregon State University Extension Service, started partnering with Todos Juntos, a nonprofit after-school provider in Clackamas County, to deliver Kids in ...

Apr 2021 | Impact Story

Extension helps community come together to create food pantry

Boardman, a town of just over 5,000 on the shores of the Columbia River in Morrow County, boasts the lowest rate of unemployment and highest median income in Oregon. But food insecurity is a very real issue in Boardman, ...

Mar 2021 | Impact Story

Klamath, Lake residents learn to prepare healthy and affordable meals

In Klamath County, 14% of households experience food insecurity. People who are food insecure are at a higher risk of chronic diseases such as diabetes and hypertension. For children, food insecurity can have both physical and ...

Nov 2020 | Impact Story

Food Hero Bingo fosters healthy behavior changes outside of school

Many Oregon families struggle to get their kids to build healthy habits outside of school. In Oregon, nearly 12% youth ages 10 to 17 are obese, ranking 43rd in the United States and District of Columbia, according to the ...

Oct 2020 | Impact Story