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The Bob and Charlee Moore Institute for Nutrition & Wellness at Oregon Health & Science University; OHSU School of Nursing, La Grande Campus; Oregon State University Extension Service Union County; and Eastern Oregon University are hosting a Nutrition Consortium Forum.
The forum will include lectures from regional experts regarding the effects of early life nutrition on risk for chronic disease. Group discussions will encourage participants to find collaborative opportunities between local nutrition programs and discuss barriers to improving nutrition.
Friday, Oct. 23, 2015, 8:45 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Eastern Oregon University, Hoke Union Building, Room 339
One University Blvd.
La Grande, OR 97850
Registration is open to the public and there is no cost to attend. Lunch will be provided.
The OHSU Moore Institute for Nutrition & Wellness works to reduce the prevalence of chronic diseases by promoting healthy, nutrient-rich diets before conception, during pregnancy and in infancy and early childhood.
Research shows that poor nutrition during these periods is a primary cause of chronic disease. Improving maternal, infant and child nutrition will require a broad base of expertise.
The Moore Institute hosts Nutrition Consortium Forums around the state to spread the word about this research, to learn from community groups about local programs, to develop collaborations for new programs as well as to discover barriers to improving health and nutrition of all Oregonians.
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