“Story of Our Health”

Region 10 Clackamas
(Clackamas county)

Description

Clackamas is creating a Mobile StoryWalk, “Story of Our Health”, to encourage families to spend time together outdoors in their communities, with a focus on healthy eating and physical activity. One of Clackamas county’s long-term goals is to increase local access and availability of affordable healthy foods.

The StoryWalk will collect pages of books along routes in Molalla throughout the summer of 2015, partnering with organizations and businesses to promote local resources and expose community members to local whole grains, fruits and vegetables, as well as opportunities for physical activity.

Contact
Beret Halverson
Email
Faculty page

Erin Devlin
Email
Faculty page

Team Members

  • Clackamas: Beret Halverson (FCH), Kelly Streit (FCH), Erin Devlin (FCH) and
    Shilo Wittrock-Laccino (Extension, GROW)

Highlighted Partners

  • GROW Healthy Kids& Communities Action Team
  • OSU Extension Family Food Educator Volunteers
  • Molalla Public Library
  • Northwest Dental
  • Molalla Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Farm-to- School

Project Files

    Moore Family Center Outreach Activities

    Story of Our Health

    • “The Story Walk” book project partners with businesses to promote local resources and expose the community to whole grains, fruits, vegetables, and physical activity. Ribbon cutting events in May, 2015
    • It encourages families to enjoy their time together outdoors with a healthy eating and physical activity focus

    Story of Our Health

    • A Farm-to-School Food Hero (FH) tasting event with youth at five elementary schools. Youth are tasting a pear yogurt parfait with Bobs’ Red Mill granola
    • Involve high school youth volunteers to prepare and serve the FH tasting during lunchtime so they can encourage and role model to elementary youth