Light the Candles!
In 2011, the OSU Extension Service celebrated 100 years of working with Oregonians as new initiatives address 21st century challenges in nutrition, health, agriculture and the environment:
- Food, language, community. In the Extension Metro Hispanic Nutrition Office in Portland, an Extension nutritionist teaches, cooks and talks with Spanish-speaking mothers. The result: recipes for healthy low-cost meals and a vital connection for families.
- Run! Jump! Eat well! To prevent childhood obesity, Extension is working in Clackamas, Columbia and Klamath counties to develop community-based public-health programs.
- Aging in health. Better Bones and Balance helps seniors to build strength and resilience and avoid serious injury from falls.
- One in five. That’s how many Oregon school children participate in rocketry, Tech Wizards, marine science and other popular activities through 4-H, the state’s most popular out-of-school learning program.