Study Explains Eating Pressures

(CNN) — While growing up, many of us may have heard the phrases, “Clean Your Plate” or “No, you can’t have candy.” But how exactly do these parental attitudes towards food affect a child’s weight? A new study out of the University of Minnesota has found a lot of parents deny their children certain foods … Continue reading »

Chef’s Night Out Tickets on Sale

EUGENE, Ore. — The 23rd annual Chef’s Night Out is Tuesday night at the Hult Center. The event features some of Lane County’s top chefs cooking up samples of their best dishes. The night’s festivities will also feature some local breweries and wineries. The proceeds go to food for Lane County and organizers say it’s … Continue reading »

The Sustainable Table: That’s My Farmer

JUNCTION CITY, Ore. — Tomatoes, berries, squash–they’re part of the delicious seasons that are summer and fall here in Oregon. Though it will be a few months before people get to taste them, local farms are already preparing for the harvest. “Right now, we’re starting all the seedlings for the season. We have onions, broccoli, … Continue reading »

Food Bank Holds Empty Bowls Fuse-a-Thon

EUGENE, Ore. — Families can have some fun while helping feed hungry families in Lane County. Monday night is the first night of the Food for Lane County Fuse-a-thon. There they can make a work of art that will be sold during the Empty Bowls Sale. The event is a huge fundraiser for the food … Continue reading »

Chef Teaches Cheap Meal Planning

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — When you are on a low or fixed income, you want to make sure you are getting the most bang out of your buck, especially when it comes to planning out your meals for the month. One local organization is working to teach this life skill. The Afiya Apartments, run by ShelterCare, … Continue reading »

SPROUT! Promotes Local Food

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Lane County is one of the few communities that can boast a food hub, a center based entirely on supporting the local food industry. But how does its food hub work? “People talk about the Willamette Valley like it’s the garden of Eden. This is an amazing agriculture area that has more … Continue reading »

Gleaning Bill to Benefit Farmers

EUGENE, Ore. — Oregon farmers can do a number of things with surplus crops. One option is donating them to gleaners. They come harvest the extra crops and distribute it to low-income families. Right now farmers don’t get any incentive for donating to gleaners, but a new bill could change that. Betty Briggs, of Gleaner … Continue reading »

Hunting for Truffles in Oregon

EUGENE, Ore. — Truffles are a rare commodity, and Oregon’s white winter truffles are almost out of season. A local company cultivates the fungi, and with a little help from man’s best friend, the owner’s are able to harvest them. KEZI 9 News photojournalist Kathleen Spencer followed along to the secret location where some golden … Continue reading »

First Black Truffle Harvested in Oregon

CORVALLIS, Ore. — It’s considered the ultimate luxury food. A Perigord truffle made its first appearance in Oregon. It was harvested near Corvallis from the oldest orchard in the state. Initially, people were skeptical the truffle could be grown here because it’s too wet. “In terms of our hope and our vision for having Oregon … Continue reading »

Choking Risk Among Children

(CNN) — Young children, from infancy until age 5, are particularly at risk of choking. Not only do they have small airways, but it also takes several years to master the ability to chew and swallow food. It’s very important to avoid foods that are hard or round or slippery. Examples include whole grapes, hard … Continue reading »

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