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Food Access Paper Published

By Mary Caskey, Associate Program Director, SNAP-Ed

SNAP-Ed Educator Brandy Buro, M.S., R.D. was published in the November–December edition of Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior. Her article is titled "An Ecological Approach to Exploring Rural Food Access and Active Living for Families with Preschoolers." I'm impressed that Brandy is a first author.

As a SNAP-Ed educator, Brandy works at many levels to empower individuals and families to make healthy food and physical activity choices:
  • Demonstrating quick, easy, fun ways to prepare great-tasting and healthful meals
  • Strengthening local economies by teaching participants how to shop for healthy foods at area stores and farmers markets
  • Building local capacity by growing farm to school programs
  • Identifying active lifestyle choices for people of all ages where they live, work, and play
  • Helping communities create and sustain environments that support and promote healthy choices

Brandy partners with schools, health care organizations, hunger relief organizations, public health agencies, agriculture, and other organizations to coordinate projects that make a difference in Minnesotans’ lives.

The goal is to help adults, school-aged youth, preschool-aged youth, and parents make the best food choices to feed their families and promote healthy lifestyles. This not only affects the people that are directly involved in SNAP-Ed, but also reflects positive changes for the community.

Congratulations Brandy! You can read the JNEB article online.

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