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Monday, May 1, 2017

FD in the News

Here’s a monthly roundup of regional media coverage on the work of Family Development staff and partners.


Chippewa County UW-Extension offers co-parenting class
The Chippewa Herald, April 5, 2017

The Chippewa County office of University of Wisconsin Extension will hold a Parents Forever™ class at the Cornell (WI) Food Pantry on May 15 and May 22. Parents Forever™ is a program for parents experiencing a family transition because of divorce, separation, or change in custody. The course was developed by the University of Minnesota Extension Center for Family Development.


One Vegetable One Community grows into Wadena
Wadena Pioneer Journal, April 8, 2017

One Vegetable One Community (OVOC) is a campaign that unites communities around a specific vegetable and encourages gardeners of all skill levels to plant, grow, cook, and share the featured vegetable. This year’s featured vegetable is kale. OVOC in Wadena is hosted by the University of Minnesota Extension's SNAP-Ed Program.


Financially capable
CEHD Connect, April 18, 2017

Joyce Serido, associate professor in family social science and Extension specialist, has learned a lot in her decade-long research and work on financial literacy among young adults. Working with young people and families, she has observed that how people use money matters more than financial knowledge. FD educators Antonio Alba-Meraz and Lori Hendrickson are also quoted in the article.


Health a main focus at Westonka Food Shelf
Lakeshore Weekly News, April 24, 2017

Andrew Doherty, SNAP-Ed educator, is working with Westonka Food Shelf  as is part of a small pilot project that aims to make it easier for food shelf patrons to access healthier foods. The project is being done through a partnership with The Food Group, Health Partners, University of Minnesota Extension, and Valley Outreach.


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

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