FFLC Offers Summer Food Program

EUGENE, Ore. — While class is wrapping up for many schools across our area this week, many families depend on those school-year resources, like a hot meal and a nutritious diet. Many kids will go three months without either of those. That’s where FOOD For Lane County’s Summer Food Program steps in to help. Kids … Continue reading »

Schools Compete in Health Food Challenge

EUGENE, Ore. — Springfield and Bethel school districts will duke it out to see which schools can eat the healthiest Monday. It’s all for the third annual PacificSource Healthy Life Schools Challenge. It encourages faculty and staff to replace at least one high-calorie snack each day with a serving of fruits and vegetables for one … Continue reading »

UO Hosts Waste-Free Lunch

EUGENE, Ore. — The University of Oregon introduced incoming freshmen to sustainability on campus by hosting a waste-free lunch during orientation, Wednesday. Campus dining said goodbye to individual chip bags and small condiment packets to cut down on waste for this year’s orientation luncheon. At freshman orientation each week, university housing provides a waste-free meal … Continue reading »

Eugene Students Protest Lunch Option

EUGENE, Ore. — A group of 4J School District children and their parents demanded better food choices in their school cafeteria Wednesday. Parents and students gathered early outside Edison Elementary just before school started to voice their distaste for a recent decision to stop a local company from delivering lunches to the kids. The kids … Continue reading »