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Nutrition Consortium set at RCC/SOU center

A free Nutrition Consortium Forum is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 18, at the RCC/SOU Higher Education Center, 101 S. Bartlett St., Medford.

The forum is hosted by the Bob and Charlee Moore Institute for Nutrition & Wellness at Oregon Health & Science University and Rogue Community College.

Registration is open to the public and there is no cost to attend. Lunch will be provided.

The OHSU Moore Institute for Nutrition & Wellness was established to reduce the prevalence of chronic diseases by promoting healthy, nutrient-rich diets before conception, during pregnancy and in infancy and early childhood.

Research shows that poor nutrition during these periods is a primary cause of chronic diseases and obesity.

The Moore Institute hosts Nutrition Consortium Forums around the state to spread the word about this research, to learn from community groups about local programs and to develop collaborations for new programs as well as to discover barriers to improving health and nutrition of Oregonians.