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FD in the News

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

Ojibwe dinner draws crowd
Mille Lacs Messenger, October 5, 2017

A large crowd showed up at the Farm Market Cafe in Onamia on September 27 for a dinner of contemporary dishes made from traditional Ojibwe ingredients. The meals featured numerous locally grown and produced foods, such as wild rice, rabbit, highbush cranberry, hazelnuts, maple syrup, and squash. SNAP-Ed Educator Kam Schroeder discussed nutritional benefits of dishes on the menu.

The fallout of the Equifax data breach
Minnesota Public Radio, Oct 6, 2017

Sharon Powell, Extension educator in Family Resiliency, joined Chris Arnold, National Public Readio correspondent, on a Minnesota Public Radio news program October 6 to discuss the data breach at Equifax. That breach exposed the personal information of up to 143 million people and led to the resignation of the credit agency's CEO Richard Smith. Sharon provided tips to listeners on dealing with the breach and securing their personal information online.

UROC celebrates eight years of partnerships, research
Minnesota Spokesman Recorder, October 11, 2017

The University of Minnesota Urban Research Outreach Engagement Center (UROC) in north Minneapolis hosted Community Day on October 5. The event, which drew more than 80 participants, is an annual open house celebrating community-University partnerships. Evalyn Carbrey, SNAP-Ed regional coordinator, explained how University of Minnesota Extension and SNAP-Ed work together to improve access to healthy foods in north Minneapolis.

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