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Oregon Health Equity Alliances urges Multnomah County Commissioners to implement strong tobacco control policies that prevent and reduce youth from initiation and use of tobacco and nicotine

Upstream Public Health, Urban League of Portland, Oregon Latino Health Coalition, Center for Intercultural Organizing and Asian Family Health Services as members of the Oregon Health Equity Alliance will present to Multnomah County Commissioners on December 18, 2014 at 9:15AM about preliminary recommendations of tobacco control policies that are doable and within their obligations to prevent and reduce tobacco and nicotine use among youth.

Bill Would Ban Pop and Junk Food in Public Vending Machines

The Lund Report
House Bill 3403 is opposed by a group of blind vendors who testified that their businesses would suffer a 50 percent cut in sales if they’re only allowed to offer healthy food products they frequently throw away after nobody buys them

April 9, 2013 — If you want to buy a Coke or a Snickers bar from a state Capitol vending machine, you’d better get yours while you can.

New Farm to School and School Garden Grants Transform Oregon School Lunch

The Lund Report
Eleven school districts use $189,000 in state funding for local food and education Boon for farmers and kids

February 4, 2013 – This semester, school lunch for nearly 60,000 Oregon students is transforming thanks to an infusion of local food and food education. The Oregon Department of Education has announced that eleven school districts are the recipients of competitive Farm to School and School Garden grants totaling $189,140. The majority of the funds (87.5%) will be spent on purchasing Oregon food products, with a smaller portion (12.5%) dedicated to food-, agriculture-, and garden-based education activities.

Soda Tax on the Menu for Oregon Legislature

The Lund Report
Advocates likely face intense lobbying pressure from the soda industry if the bill even gets a chance
January 19, 2011 – Oregon public health advocates want the legislature to consider a new tax on soda and other sugar-sweetened beverages that would generate around $100 million annually.
 
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