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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.

Community food project proposed for Wadena families
Wadena Pioneer Journal, Dec. 19, 2016

The Wadena Growers Association is looking to increase healthy food access and is working with Tri-County Health Care Foundation and Extension to offer CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) boxes of fresh fruits and vegetables to families.

University study: Minnesota childcare providers are fostering healthier environments
U of M Clinical and Translational Science Institute, Jan. 3, 2017

A University of Minnesota research team found that early childhood care and education providers are making significant strides in ensuring kids eat healthy food and are physically active, although barriers remain. U of M Extension noticed that providers surveyed in 2010 were willing to serve more whole grains and took action.

Local policy council continues work addressing barriers to healthy food in Steele County
Owatonna People’s Press, Jan 19, 2017

The Roots, Shoots and Boots Food Policy Council — of which SNAP-Ed Educator +Andrea Kronbach is a member — is continuing its discussion on how to increase awareness, accessibility and affordability of healthy food in Steele County.

U of M Extension looking to expand One Vegetable, One Community initiative
Crookston Times, Jan. 20, 2017

University of Minnesota Extension SNAP-Ed, Northwest Regional Sustainable Development Partnership, and Institute on Environment together partner through the One Vegetable, One Community gardening campaign to encourage healthy food access and community building.

Local program helps pre-diabetic patients adopt healthy lifestyles
Worthington Daily Globe, Jan. 25, 2017

A group of pre-diabetic women in the Worthington area have not only seen improvements in their health during the past year, but have also assumed the challenge to change their lifestyle with the help of the I CAN Prevent Diabetes (ICANPD) program taught by SNAP-Ed Educator +Maria Conchita Paez-Sievert.

Faribault High School graduate reflects on role at St. Paul Women's March
Faribault Daily News, Jan. 25, 2017

Gisell Gonzalez Sanchez addressed the masses at the Capitol in St. Paul on Saturday, January 21 with a message about her feelings regarding the mischaracterization of women and Latinos’ roles in the workforce. The organizers of the St. Paul Women’s March discovered Gisell through a video SNAP-Ed Educator Rafael Flores uploaded to Facebook depicting her experience of being a first generation Latino college student.

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