For over 100 years, OSU Extension, in cooperation with county, tribal, state and federal governments, and countless other partners, volunteers and students has fulfilled its mission to deliver research-based hands-on education throughout Oregon. Our pledge to this mission has continued through flu epidemics, economic downturns and world wars, and is still strong today.
This book is a great tool for Food Heroes! It includes:
37 tasty, flexible and healthy low-cost recipes tested with adults and kids. The recipes used in this book are some of Food Hero’s most popular and require a limited set of common ingredients and basic cooking tools. Each recipe provides ideas to make it your own.
guides for measuring and storing ingredients and cooking tools.
A fun way to get kids excited about drawing all types of food. Deadline for next year's 2019 contest is April 15th. This contest is open to Oregon schools where OSU Extension Service SNAP-Ed is present.
Created to promote comprehensive wellness for children and their families over outside of school. The card includes 24 tasks covering healthy eating (14), physical activity (7), and less screen time (3).
Food Hero is piloting the insertion of Food Hero Monthlies at the point of purchase in Grocery Stores and Client Choice Food Pantries. Additionally any materials from the Community Toolkit can be used in grocery stores.
This project was developed to transform bulletin board space into research tested "billboards" promoting healthy eating. The toolkit of materials is most effective in sites where pre-k up to 2nd grade children frequent. These tools will help you be creative in designing engaging bulletin boards, including with kids!
Once submitted to the Food Hero team potential recipes go through testing. In addition to being tested for overall flavor, color, and texture we look for recipes that have low-cost and easy to find ingredients, easy to follow instructions, and a reasonable preparation time. Each recipe is tasted and rated by several people using these comment cards.
The Food Hero Spanish Glossary is a pictorial reference list of common vocabulary terms. A team of bilingual SNAP-Ed nutrition educators from throughout Oregon provides ongoing input, working with a professional translation team and reviewer team. The intention is to have consistent, easily understood word use across Food Hero materials, and words that are understandable across Spanish dialects.
OSU Extension Service
Family & Community Health
Oregon State University
106 Ballard Hall
Corvallis, OR 97331