Healthy You: County offers cooking program for mid-valley Latino families (April 12, 2023)


April 12, 2023

Courtesy of Linn County

Diego Nieto, Healthy Communities Coordinator for the Linn County Health Department, teaches OSU Extension-Linn County staff how to make the traditional Spanish dish Tortilla recently at the Extension Service office in Tangent.

OSU-Extension-Linn-Benton Nutrition and Outreach Coordinator Tina Dodge gets excited when she talks about a new program she hopes to implement with mid-valley Latino families.

OSU Extension-Linn County has added two new education outreach specialists, Iris Carrera and Alli Studnick, and is developing a program that will capture on paper – and, perhaps, video – family recipes. The new staff members join Diana Camacho-Figueroa.

Dodge said the new program is called "Like Water for Chocolate" or "Como agua para chocolate."

"We want to engage second-generation family members to document thei...

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