Category: Culture of Health

Resource: Out of School Time

Out of School Time (OST) is a supervised program that young people regularly attend when school is not in session. This can include before- and after-school programs on a school campus or facilities such as academic programs (e.g., reading or math focused programs), specialty programs (e.g., sports teams, STEM, arts enrichment), and multipurpose programs that provide an array of activities. Check out this new CDC resource.

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Mt Hood: Full Moon(ish) Snowshoe for Women on Mirror Lake January 20

Women Who Explore is headed out to adventure underneath the stunning light of a winter (almost) full moon via snowshoe. Head to Mirror Lake, nestled beneath the snowy slopes of Wy’East and Tom Dick & Harry Mountain to explore in the moonlight.

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Eugene: 2018 AARP Vital Aging Conference November 10

The rules of aging are changing! People 50+ are starting new jobs, new businesses and having an impact on their community like never before. Learn about resources and information to help you navigate the many transitions in life. Whether you’re a Boomer or a Gen-Xer, we’re in this as one. Breakout sessions will focus on health, wealth and self to help you “Take on Today” and create your own path. Snacks and a light lunch will be provided.

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Put Oregon on the Nation’s Junk Food Map

PreventObesity.net, a project of the American Heart Association, wants Oregonians to help  show the impact of junk food marketing on U.S. kids and teens. Email your story or upload a photo: It could be the fast-food billboard near your neighborhood school, or that soda promotion that came home in your child’s backpack.

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Is that Happiness in Your Soda—or Something Else?

Soda companies claim their products equal happiness, so the Center for Science in the Public Interest built a “Happiness Stand” in the middle of a busy intersection to test the proposition. A video shows what happened next.

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