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January 19, 2018

Junk Food Marketing: A Social Justice Issue

In the United States, junk food marketing to children is a health equity issue. More than that, tactics that target communities of color, makes it a racial issue. It encourages unhealthy diets and, ultimately, fuels disease. Understanding and communicating effectively about this type of targeted marketing is a critical step toward achieving health equity. This article talks about the injustice of food companies targeting groups experiencing disparities. When you have time, we invite you to read and learn more about this critical issue that impacts so many American lives.

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January 19, 2018

Oregon School Wellness Award

The Oregon School Wellness Award recognizes efforts in wellness policies, making the connection between nutrition, physical activity and academic achievement in Oregon schools. Winning schools also serve as models for others that are working to create healthier environments for their students. Applications are due by January 31, 2018. Submit your online application at the following link.

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January 19, 2018

Food as Medicine Symposium

The Food as Medicine Institute will hold its Annual Food as Medicine Conference on February 10 – 11, 2018 in Portland. This year’s conference brings together experts from diverse fields dedicated to preventing and reducing chronic disease. The conference includes presentations, a bustling food and wellness vendor market-place, networking opportunities, and farm to table lunches. Register today at the following link.

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January 19, 2018

Transportation System Plan Open House

The City of Corvallis is determining its top priority transportation projects for 2018. Join the Transportation System Plan team at their open house to talk about new initiatives for Corvallis, on January 24. Click the link for event details.

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January 4, 2018

Find your perfect park!

Looking for a nearby park that provides your favorite outdoor activities? Metro’s new interactive website helps you find the perfect park that meets all of your needs. Just select up to three activities that you want out of your park experience and the website will populate every park and natural area that offer them. Check out the link below.

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