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Tuesday, July 5, 2016

FD in the News

Here’s your monthly roundup of regional media coverage on the work Family Development staff members are doing.

Making Money Work
Shawna Faith Thompson, Extension educator in financial capability, was a guest on the KMOJ radio show Financial Fitness for their episode “Making Money Work.” This show airs weekly on Wednesdays from 6 to 6:30 p.m. and is always full of great information on personal finance. [no longer active]


Getting healthy: Students in I CAN Prevent Diabetes class lose combined 160 pounds in four months
Led by Nobles County SNAP-Ed Educator Maria Conchita Paez Sievert, the current I CAN Prevent Diabetes class of 11 women has lost a combined 160 pounds in a span of four months. Since mid-February, the group has met once a week for a one-hour class and a 45-minute exercise routine led by a trainer at the YMCA in Worthington.


Healthy food partnership begins at New Brighton apartment complex
Opportunity Neighborhood, a nonprofit that offices out of Garden View Apartments in New Brighton, is launching a partnership with the Twin Cities Mobile Market, a SNAP-Ed community partner. In addition to offering healthy food options, the Mobile Market provides nutrition education, cooking demonstrations, and recipes that feature the items that are stocked.

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