Healthy Eating and Active Living

Research Core

Hallie E. Ford Center

Faculty in this core focus on physical activity and healthy eating behaviors, environments, and policies to ensure all children and families are enabled to eat healthfully and be physically active.

Core Leadership

Stay Active at Home fact sheets


News articles on core research

  • OSU receives $4.7 million grant for obesity study
    Nutrition specialists say the real challenge is getting teens to make the necessary lifestyle changes as they become young adults. ”If they do go to the fast food restaurant how do they make better choices even if other people aren’t,” says Melinda Manore, a Professor of Nutrition at OSU.
  • Weighty Matters: More children obese in rural areas
    Children living in rural areas are at a 20 to 50 percent higher risk of being overweight or obese, and researchers at the Oregon State University Extension Service are about to launch a three-year program to find out why and figure out ways to change it.
  • Healthy kids make good students
    Estacada will become one of several testing grounds over the next three years as the Oregon State University Extension Service works to de-code how local communities influence child health and wellness.

Stories on core research and programs