August 1, 2015

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ODE School Wellness Awards

Congratulations to the 2015 winning schools – Robert Gray Middle School and Lent School in Portland and Elk Meadow Elementary School in Bend. ODE Deputy Superintendent Rob Saxton chose these schools for their exemplary wellness work. They are an example for all Oregon schools.

Celebrate Oregon Agriculture

In honor of National Ag Week, Oregon farmers and ranchers tell their story about producing food with care for their land and animals.
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Northwest Farmers Fighting Hunger

Hunger doesn't take a summer vacation. That's why Northwest farmers are teaming up in June with Fred Meyer and QFC stores to raise food and funds for Oregon Food Bank Network. Join in and help get more nutrient-rich foods to hungry families!

2015 Milk Carton Boat Races

Mark your calendar, and drink your milk! After taking a year off for park renovations around the historic Westmoreland Park Casting Pond in Portland, the Milk Carton Boat Race is back by popular demand on June 7 as a Rose Festival sanctioned event. The race supports raising funds, food and awareness for Northwest Farmers Fighting Hunger.
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Chocolate Milk Bans Don't Work

A recent Cornell study examined 11 Oregon elementary schools where chocolate milk had been banned and found some unexpected nutritional and financial backlashes.

The Power of Protein

There are multiple benefits of protein beyond muscle building. Learn how patients can maximize the health benefits of protein by considering quantity, timing, and quality of protein intake
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The Nutrition Council of Oregon wants Oregonians to: Cook Together. Eat Together. Talk Together. Make Mealtime a Shared Time. Join our new initiative and help spread the word.

Lactose Intolerance

Learn more about how people with lactose intolerance can still enjoy dairy foods comfortably. Find videos, recipes, news, educational materials and more from National Dairy Council.


Nutrition Updates
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Milk Toolkit
School nutrition programs, request a free toolkit today.


Live It! Real-Life Nutrition
A guide to healthy, nutrient-rich eating.
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School Wellness Newsletter

School Wellness Newsletter
Student and Staff Synergy, Spring 2015.