The Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University, in cooperation with the Corvallis Grocery Outlet, is hosting free guided grocery store tours for low-income families to teach participants how to develop healthful shopping habits while on a budget.
Two sessions are planned at the Grocery Outlet, 1755 N.W. Ninth St.
Nova Elwood, the nutrition educator with the Linus Pauling Institute’s Healthy Youth Program, will guide the sessions. Participants will learn to stretch their food dollars further, read food labels and plan healthy, balanced meals for their family.
Each participating household will receive a $25 gift certificate provided by the Grocery Outlet.
The first session will be held from 7 to 8:15 p.m. Tuesday. A second session is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Nov. 13.
The Pauling Institute’s Healthy Youth Program was developed in 2009 in response to the declining emphasis on nutrition and physical education in schools and the increase of childhood overweight and obesity rates in the United States.