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

‘Go Wild’ teaches Northside 3rd graders about nutrition
St. James Plaindealer

Beth Labenz, SNAP-Ed educator in Watonwan County, is teaching third graders at Northside Elementary School in St. James, Minn., how to eat more fruits and vegetables and how to move more every day. She makes learning fun by using Extension's Go Wild with Fruits & Veggies! curriculum.

The food shelf is fresher than ever
Hutchinson Leader

The McLeod Emergency Food Shelf has been selected as one of eight food shelves around Minnesota to become a "SuperShelf." These eight food shelves will work with SNAP-Ed educators on changes that make their facilities more welcoming and respectful places for clients to access healthy foods. Extension is one of several organizations working on the SuperShelf project for healthy food shelf transformations.

CCRI provides a healthy lifestyle for clients
KVLY TV, Fargo-Moorhead

A new partnership in the Fargo-Moorhead area is teaching caregivers and clients how to live a healthy lifestyle. SNAP-Ed educator Jackie Larson joined clients of Creative Care for Reaching Independence (CCRI) in Moorhead to demonstrate healthy breakfast preparation.

Additional coverage

Also getting coverage last month was SNAP-Ed and health and nutrition educators’ work in nutritional education and diabetes prevention in Steele and Waseca counties and the Fargo-Moorhead area. And Extension’s Who Gets Grandma’s Yellow Pie Plate curriculum was promoted in the Savvy Senior column published in the Baxter Bulletin, Mountain Home, Ark.

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