By: Halle On: August 12, 2015
FoodHero.org is an amazing resource for both new and seasoned cooks! From healthy recipes to budgeting, menu and meal planning and more, the Food Hero organization offers a wealth of food related information. Food Hero is an initiative of Oregon Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed), which was developed by Oregon State University Extension Service and funded jointly by OSU Extension Service, Oregon Department of Human Services, and the United States Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service.
Food Hero’s mission is to help low-income Oregonians improve their health through the increased consumption of fruits and vegetables. Food Hero is a multi-channel social marketing campaign which aims to meet their goals through work at the direct education level as well as work at the policy, systems and environment levels.
In addition to the resources available on the Food Hero website, they also publish a monthly newsletter. Subscribe for free and you'll receive the Food Hero Monthly right in your inbox. The August 2015 newsletter is called "Tomato Basics" and it offers tips for buying and storing, descriptions of different types of tomatoes, as well as easy and delicious tomato recipes. Food Hero Monthly is also available in Spanish.