The Nutrition Education Programs of OSU Extension Services in Central Oregon serves a variety of audiences in Crook, Deschutes and Jefferson Counties. The Oregon Family Nutrition Program (OFNP) provides nutrition education, food safety and food resource management education to individuals, receiving or eligible for food stamps. Nutrition education is offered to children, adults, families, including senior and single adults.
Extension staff focuses on teaching in 22 schools in Central Oregon, while our volunteers spend most of their time in food pantries, and DHS and WIC sites.
We all try to promote 11 key messages through our programming.
- Eat a variety of fruits and vegetables every day
- Eat whole grains
- Eat and drink fat-free or low-fat calcium rich foods and beverages more often
- Be physically active every day as part of a healthy lifestyle
- Balance calorie intake with calories expended
- Eat a variety of nutrient dense foods every day
- Use the “Nutrition Facts” label to make food choices
- Plan ahead to stretch food resources
- Eat meals together as a family for better nutrition
- Eat a nutritious breakfast every day
- Handle foods safely
We currently have 15 active Nutrition Education Volunteers who are committed to reaching out to their communities.
Jamie Fitch serves as the OSU Extension Coordinator for our Nutrition Education Volunteer Program. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.