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The Oregon Legislature is in session, and one of the important things they do is set the budget for the coming two years. Upstream Public Health and the Oregon Farm to School and School Garden Network are calling on the legislature to expand funding for Oregon's successful Farm to School and School Garden Programs. Listen here to learn more:http://www.opb.org/news/article/farm-to-school-advocates-look-for-more-m... If you agree that supporting our kids and our farmers should be one of Oregon's...
Upstream has been actively engaged with the work of Metro and our colleagues at the Oregon Health Authority during the development of the regional Climate Smart Communities plan - a plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the Portland metro region. Alongside partners in the Transportation Justice Alliance, we submitted a letter urging Metro to prioritize public transit and active transportation; public support and Metro's own research shows these two issues to have the largest impact on clima...
Upstream is very excited about the Proposed Rule on School Wellness Policies, released by the USDA in late February. It is open for public comment through April 28th, and we are working with many local and national partners to draft and submit comments. Do you think soda and junk food companies should be allowed advertising space in our schools? Read more about the proposed rule and add YOUR comments! If you would like to read the rule in its entirety, you'll find it here. If you want to add you...
At Upstream Public Health, we work to ensure every Oregonian has the chance to achieve their full health potential. We believe that no one should be disadvantaged from achieving this potential because of social position, race, ability, language or cultural background.  This year, Upstream supports a number of state bills that have the potential to support health for all Oregonians. In the next section we have grouped these by Upstream’s Issue areas. How You Can Help Read more about each piece of...
Just about every five years, the U.S. congress passes a new Farm Bill. This legislation affects our health through the food we eat, programs used to feed hungry families, what crops are grown under what conditions, and how land is protected. This massive bill packages a variety of different topics into one proposal – it has 14 different titles! A few example programs are: The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, previously food stamps), part of the Nutrition Programs in Title IV, aff...