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.
- Honor community needs within a public health context
- Capitalize on community talent
- Engage parents, families
- Respect diversity in language and culture
- 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
In this video, Susan Bagby, M.D., talks about the developmental origins of health and disease.