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Community Education & Outreach

The Community Education and Outreach Committee works with Oregon community leaders to motivate and empower young girls, pregnant mothers, parents and their children to choose balanced whole-food nutrition for themselves, their families and their communities.

Its long term goal is to (re) introduce a whole-foods-based, hands-on, nutrition/culinary science experience in the curricula of Oregon K-12 schools, with concurrent engagement of parents/families and with sufficient flexibility to be adaptable nationally.

Guiding principles:

  • Honor community needs within a public health context
  • Capitalize on community talent
  • Engage parents, families
  • Respect diversity in language and culture

Current Projects:

  • Increase awareness among the Oregon community of the importance of whole-foods nutrition prior to conception and during the first 1000 days of life
  • Initiate a Moore Institute Resource Center using multimedia platforms, speakers' bureau (tapping OHSU, academic partners, and community partners) to ensure broad accessibility
  • Develop a Roadmap guiding the design of a school-based intervention program; prioritize and initiate elements within each of three phases: engagement, design, and implementation

Resources:

In this video, Susan Bagby, M.D., talks about the developmental origins of health and disease.