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Tuesday, November 1, 2016

FD in the News

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

Unbanked Hispanics Pay Steep Fees for Alternative Financial Services
Without bank accounts, Hispanics are left vulnerable to high-interest debt traps and miss out on credit-building opportunities. “They are discouraged very soon when they start to pay fees or struggle to maintain a minimum balance,” says Antonio Alba Meraz, Extension educator in family resiliency.

Roots, Shoots, and Boots coalition strives to make healthy food more available in Steele County
The ultimate goal of the Roots, Shoots, and Boots network is easy access to healthy food. SNAP-Ed Educator Andrea Kronbach helps facilitate.

Good Question: What Foods Should go in the Fridge?
Brandy Buro, a SNAP-Ed educator and registered dietitian nutritionist, gives guidance.

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

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