Food & Nutrition Group

Food & Nutrition Group

 WHO:     The Food & Nutrition Group (FNG) is a sub group of Coos Healthier Together, a community coalition working to improve the health of Coos County residents. The FNG is focused on increasing intake of fruits & vegetables.

 WHAT:     The purpose of the food and nutrition group (FNG) is to link residents of Coos County with healthy foods, particularly fruits and vegetables, and to improve access that encourages daily intake.

 WHEN:     These goals and objectives will span 2020-2023, or until the next Community Health Assessment (CHA) is conducted.

 WHY:        Adequate intake of fruits and vegetables is associated with decreased incidence and prevalence of chronic diseases like cancer, heart disease, stroke, diabetes, obesity and depression.

 HOW:       FNG will focus on improving the food environment in ways that will increase access to healthy foods (fresh fruits and vegetables) for children and adults.

2021 Peapod Cast Projects

pea podcasts
Pea podcasts is a community education initiative of the Coos County food and nutrition group, a coalition of community partners tasked with addressing food and nutrition deficits in our county. Our focus is to engage residents using written, audio and video platforms to present nutrition information focused on increasing intake of fruits and vegetables for the Prevention of Disease (POD).

 

 

Food and Nutrition Group logo

 

Meet the Food & Nutrition Group. Chair, Stephanie Polizzi, shares their mission and current projects. The Food & Nutrition Group (FNG) is a sub-group of Coos Healthier Together, a community coalition working to improve the health of Coos County residents. (5 minutes) Click the image to watch the Peapod Cast.

 

 

Plant-Based Macaroni and Cheese

 

Learn how to make Plant Based Macaroni and Cheese created by Oregon State University Intern Jessica Warrick. Watch a step-by-step Peapod Cast tutorial on how to create this delicious Plant Based Macaroni and Cheese. (5 minutes) Click the image to watch the Peapod Cast.

 

 

 

Two physician assistants make nutrition fun

Watch 2 physician assistant students make it fun to reduce sugar and calories, while staying hydrated. (5 minutes) Click the image to watch the Peapod Cast.

 

 

 

 

A plant-based diet can help prevent heart diseaseInfographic: Oregon State University intern, Bailey Munger MSN-PD, created an infographic to express how anyone can reduce the risk of heart disease with a Plant-Based diet. Click here for the web version and Click here for the printable version.