Nutrition Oregon Campaign History

A community farm in Ontario, Oregon.

The Moore Institute spent six months visiting communities across the state in preparation for planning the Nutrition Oregon Campaign. We held listening sessions and listening tours to hear directly from communities about the unique role nutrition plays in the health and the well-being of people in their area. We met with leaders to learn about work already underway. We talked to community groups and individuals about barriers to accessing good nutrition.

Since that time, we've been developing relationships with communities and community-based organizations that expressed interest in the campaign.

2016 listening session locations

  • Portland
  • Bend
  • Ontario
  • Klamath Falls
  • Medford
  • Newport



  • Ford Family Foundation funds 6-month planning phase.
  • Listening sessions held in Portland, Bend, Medford and Newport.
  • Listening tours held in Ontario and Klamath Falls.


  • Maybelle Clark Macdonald Foundation funds start of campaign.


  • Ontario becomes first regional campaign hub.
  • Core collaborators group formed to help guide direction of campaign and align common interests.


  • Ontario receives funding for first hub project - a fruit and veggie prescription program for young Latinas.
  • Clatsop Country (Astoria) becomes a regional campaign hub.
  • Klamath Falls becomes a regional campaign hub.


  • Eastern Oregon Healthy Living Alliance (EOHLA) becomes a regional campaign hub