Destiny Legg and Kyle Pace prepare a stir fry during a kids cooking class.
Justice Shaw shows off produce she helped grow with the help of the OSU Extension Service.
- ‘Weight of the Nation’
The Oregon State University Extension Service is offering free screenings of the four-part series, “Weight of the Nation,” to discuss the implications of the obesity epidemic plaguing the nation and our community.
The screenings will be at several Klamath County Library branches on the following dates and times:
■ Klamath Falls — 6 to 7:30 p.m., Nov. 7 (Part three, Children in Crisis); Dec. 5 (Part four, Challenges)
■ Chiloquin — 5 to 6:30 p.m., Nov. 20 (Part three); Dec. 18 (Part four)
■ Bonanza — 5 to 6:30 p.m., Nov. 8 (Part three); Dec. 13 (Part four)
You can also view the four installments on your own time by visiting http://theweightofthenation.hbo.com/films.
Posted: Saturday, November 3, 2012 12:00 am
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.
“Research has shown that rural communities have more problems with obesity in kids,” said Patty Case, associate professor at the Klamath County OSU Extension Service. “We’re not sure what the factors that cause that are, but we’re hoping to find out with this project, and hopefully change it.”
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