Oregon Nutrition Day 2017

Emotional stories about the power of nutrition filled the third annual Oregon Nutrition Day. This year heard groups that have implemented nutrition programs in Oregon detail the successes and challenges they've faced. Presenters discussed programs to improve the nutrition culture of schools, prescription produce programs, a summer food program for food insecure school-aged children and a project that asked community members to visually document their barriers to good nutrition.

If you'd like to read more, check out this post about the day. We hope you can join us in May 2018 for the next Oregon Nutrition Day. If you have ideas for speakers or vendors, we'd love to hear from you. Send us an e-mail and let us know your ideas!

OR Nutrition Day table

 

Speakers and presentations

Meghan Azad, Children's Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba
Are fake sugars contributing to the obesity epidemic?

Emily Ho, OSU Moore Family Center for Whole Grain Foods, Nutrition and Preventive Health
You are what you eat: nutrition and cancer prevention

David Wehr, Shasta Elementary, Klamath Falls
The Blue Zone impact of  healthy choices at Shasta Elementary

Linda Samek, George Fox University
Nutrition Matters at George Fox University

Lauren Kraemer, Hood River County Extension
Veggie Rx: a prescription for partnerships in healthy eating and education

Mike Wenrick, Zenger Farm
Prescription CSA: bridging our food system and health system

Julia Mabry, Clatsop County Casa
Environmental, behavioral and cultural factors that influence healthy eating in rural women of childbearing age: findings from a PhotoVoice study
view the full paper from Qualitative Nursing Research

Susannah Morgan, Oregon Food Bank and Annie Kirschner, Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon
Hunger in Oregon: strengths and challenges of food assistance in Oregon