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Tuesday, October 4, 2016

FD in the News

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

Growing a movement - Local food hub connects people with what they eat
The Live Better Live Longer Eat Smart community outreach program in Little Falls includes a free, bi-weekly community-supported agriculture (CSA) share for participating families. These CSA shares provide fresh local produce directly from farmers to consumers, and to help participants use the produce, SNAP-Ed Educator +Elizabeth Quillo leads cooking classes and demonstrations.


Growing connections with Guatemala: Delegation tours area schools
A group of eight Guatemalan state officials toured Minnesota schools’ food services in September to get ideas they can implement in their home country. The group made several stops in the Bemidji area. Family Development staff, including Health and Nutrition staff members, organized the tour.


Bemidji Schools Host Guatemalan Visitors
This Lakeland Public Television segment features FD’s eight Guatemalan guests, as well as Health and Nutrition Program Leader +Trina Adler.


Food served by Owatonna Public Schools continues to get more local and healthy
October is Farm to School month, a time to celebrate connections between children and local food, and Owatonna’s public schools continue to seek avenues for more local food that can buttress the district’s already-healthy daily meal offerings.


Was your work highlighted in September by local media or were you quoted in story? Contact Michael Brott to share the news.

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