May 25, 2013
Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber proclaimed the month of March as Fuel Up to Play 60 Month. Fuel Up to Play 60 is helping develop healthy students in nearly 600 Oregon schools across the state by encouraging students to enjoy nutrient-rich foods and to be active for 60 minutes a day.
Research shows that improved nutrition, daily breakfast and increased physical activity can lead to improved academic performance. A new, landmark report The Wellness Impact: Enhancing Academic Success through Healthy School Environments makes the connection.
The Oregon Department of Education School Wellness Award recognizes schools that have improved wellness by promoting healthy eating and physical activity. Congratulations to the 2013 winners:
Move beyond food avoidance to symptom-free enjoyment of food with a greater understanding of lactose intolerance and food allergy. View webinars for CE. Download patient education handouts.
Want fresh ideas for getting involved in growing, cooking and eating local foods? The Oregon Department of Agriculture, Edible Portland and KATU have it all for you.
OREGON health professionals can now order selected patient education materials using a special on-line form.
New! Supplemental lesson to the Live It! program addresses this hot topic while encouraging healthy food and beverage choices. Lesson is included in the Live It! Real-Life Nutrition for Teens curriculum and also available to download or order.