Clatsop County kicks off nutrition hub


By Sue Codey

Clatsop County joins Ontario and Klamath Falls as one of three statewide hubs for the Nutrition Oregon Campaign.

The county is collaborating with Bob and Charlee Moore Institute for Nutrition & Wellness at OHSU to reduce chronic disease — such as obesity, diabetes and heart disease — through nutrition and education.

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Research now shows the seeds of chronic disease are planted much earlier in life than previously thought — from before conception through about age 2. Health is dependent on the environment into which we are born, including nutrition and exposure to toxic stress.

To kick off the beginning of the local hub, Clatsop County is hosting a presentation from 11 a.m. to noon, Monday, Oct. 28, at Clatsop Community College, Columbia Hall, Room 219. Dr. Kent Thornburg, director of the OHSU Moore Institute will speak on “Developmental Origins of Health and Disease.”

The presentation is for anyone interested in health care, social services, nutrition and community.

A leadership team is being formed with individuals representing key sectors from education, nutrition, health care, government, businesses, nonprofits and community. A free lunch and leadership team meeting will follow the presentation from 12:30 to 2:30, Oct. 28.

Those interested in joining the leadership team and participating in the luncheon should contact Brooke Stanley, Community Health Improvement coordinator for the Columbia Pacific CCO, by emailing or calling 503-416-3752.