Through the program, every dollar SNAP participants spend on eligible foods at participating farmers markets and grocery stores, they get an additional dollar to spend on Oregon-grown fruits and vegetables.
A national program that offers financial incentives so that low-income consumers can purchase more fruits and vegetables has shown great success in Oregon, according to a recent Oregon State University study. The Double Up Food Bucks program is one of many produce-incentive programs that pair with SNAP, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program commonly referred to […]
Stephanie Grutzmacher has been awarded a new grant from the USDA Economic Research Service to examine food hardship and SNAP utilization among older adults in Oregon.
When most people think of spring break activities, visions of poolside fun, road trips and time with family and friends likely come to mind – not a trip to Ethiopia. But for six OSU students, a spring break trip to East Africa offered them the opportunity to be involved in peer workshops, earn two credit hours and experience life in another part of the world.
My research seeks to examine how we can best design and deliver community-based programs to address food access, dietary quality and food security issues in vulnerable communities.
A combination of nutrition education and simple and inexpensive changes in elementary school cafeterias can lead children to make healthier eating choices, new research from Oregon State University shows.