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FD in the News

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

Apple Crunch Day at Laporte School

All the students and staff of the Laporte (MN) Elementary School — 345 in total — participated in the Great Lakes Great Apple Crunch Day on Oct. 13 in honor of National Farm to School Month. Everybody took a crunch out of an apple at 12:30 p.m. in solidarity with schools and other organizations in states surrounding the Great Lakes. Special guests included SNAP-Ed Educator Kathryn Lien.

A lesson in healthy cooking

A multi-session course at Albert Lea High School is seeking to educate members of the community on how to eat healthy foods on a limited budget. SNAP-Ed Educator June Sorenson partnered with the Statewide Health Improvement Program; Women, Infants and Children; and Head Start to deliver the classes.

How one St. Paul elementary school is building a trauma-informed learning environment

Scott Masini, principal of Bruce Vento Elementary School in St. Paul, continually looks for resources to minimize the effects of trauma on students’ ability to learn. He’s made one connection with CYFC’s Judy Myers. She helped the school secure grant funding through Extension for projects to help students de-stress. Those projects include a calming room and a school garden.

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