• Check out our brand new VIDEO!! Join us for our end-of-season Girls on the Run 5K and Beaver Fun Run Saturday, June 1st, 2013 Be sure to register for the upcoming Girls on the Run 5K and Beaver Fun Run!  If you are wondering what the race might be like be sure to watch the […]

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  • Positive Food Environments for Active Children Start at Home

      Stasi Kasianchuk MS, RD, CSCS Oregon State University Lifetime Fitness for Health Program Co-Director Children are born with an innate ability to know when they are hungry and when they are full. As they grow and develop in environments bombarding them with all sorts of messaging about food and eating this innate ability can […]

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  • Fueling the Active Child…It’s All About Routine!

    Stasi Kasianchuk MS, RD Oregon State University Lifetime Fitness for Health Program Co-Director The tree is down, the last of the Christmas cookies are gone (or almost gone), the kids are back in school, and it is time to get back into a “normal” routine. Despite the occasional complaint about bedtime or curfews it is […]

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  • Places to Run in Corvallis

    Looking for a great place to train? Bored of the same loop that you do every morning? Well we’re here to help! There are a plethora of trails right here in Corvallis so lace up those running shoes and check out one of these new places!   1. Lewisburg Saddle-McDonald Loop (6.5miles Moderate/Difficult) This loop […]

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Latest Girls on the Run Stories

We made the promise!

We made the promise!

 Mean Stinks is a campaign by Secret that encourages everyone to stand up against girl-to-girl bullying in all forms. Founded by Leo Burnett in 2010, the campaign took off this year with a new interactive portion that encourages middle and high school girls to incorporate anti-bullying into their everyday lives. Needing a creative way to […]

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Grab & Go Breakfast

Grab & Go Breakfast

Mornings before school can be a hectic time as everyone is trying to get dressed, pack last minute items for school or work, and hopefully eat something for breakfast before heading out the door. Research continues to support the important role of breakfast for everyone, but especially young children. The benefits for children who eat […]

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Check out our brand new VIDEO!! Join us for our end-of-season Girls on the Run 5K and Beaver Fun Run Saturday, June 1st, 2013 Be sure to register for the upcoming Girls on the Run 5K and Beaver Fun Run!  If you are wondering what the race might be like be sure to watch the […]

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Gatorade…Does it Need to be in Your Child?

Gatorade…Does it Need to be in Your Child?

Stasi Kasianchuk MS, RD, CSCS  Oregon State University Lifetime Fitness for Health Program Co-Director With all the marketing that exists for sports drinks it may be easy to think that everyone should be drinking these all the time. Sports drinks like Gatorade were originally designed for athletes training in hot and humid conditions in which […]

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Positive Food Environments for Active Children Start at Home

Positive Food Environments for Active Children Start at Home

  Stasi Kasianchuk MS, RD, CSCS Oregon State University Lifetime Fitness for Health Program Co-Director Children are born with an innate ability to know when they are hungry and when they are full. As they grow and develop in environments bombarding them with all sorts of messaging about food and eating this innate ability can […]

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Fueling the Active Child…It’s All About Routine!

Fueling the Active Child…It’s All About Routine!

Stasi Kasianchuk MS, RD Oregon State University Lifetime Fitness for Health Program Co-Director The tree is down, the last of the Christmas cookies are gone (or almost gone), the kids are back in school, and it is time to get back into a “normal” routine. Despite the occasional complaint about bedtime or curfews it is […]

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Places to Run in Corvallis

Places to Run in Corvallis

Looking for a great place to train? Bored of the same loop that you do every morning? Well we’re here to help! There are a plethora of trails right here in Corvallis so lace up those running shoes and check out one of these new places!   1. Lewisburg Saddle-McDonald Loop (6.5miles Moderate/Difficult) This loop […]

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Why Girls Not Boys?

This question of “why isn’t there a boys program?” is often asked by individuals once they learn about the Girls on the Run program. With such a successful and effective program offered for girls, shouldn’t there be a parallel program for boys as well? What most individuals don’t realize though is that there was in […]

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You Know You’re a Runner When…

You secretly race unsuspecting people wherever you are You’re diet consists of pasta, pasta, and more pasta You have more running shoes than flip-flops and heels You own 20+ free water bottles Your day isn’t complete until you’ve gone for your run! You have 4 different flavors of energy bars in your bag at all […]

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A word from Molly Barker

I started running with my Mom when I was thirteen and discovered the sanctuary it provides. I loved running but there was a problem

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