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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.

Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee Announces 52 Super Snack Challenge Winners
Super Bowl LII Newsroom, Nov. 15, 2017

November was a rewarding month for SNAP-Ed Educator Letica Rodriguez and her grandson, Cristofer Ramirez. First, he was named one of 52 winners of the Super Snack Challenge sponsored by the Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee. He won based on his recipe for Colorful Black Bean Salad, a recipe Letica teaches many children to make in her SNAP-Ed classes.

Next, he was named one of 10 finalists to compete in the All Pro Chef Event held Nov. 28 at Breaking Bread Café and Catering in Minneapolis.

Cristofer will join his fellow Super Snack Challenge winners at the Minnesota Super Bowl 2018 Super Kids Tailgate Party. There, the winning healthy game day recipe will be chosen from among the 10 All Pro chefs.

Commissioner of Health appoints committee members to health equity advisory panel
Minnesota Department of Health news release, Nov. 14, 2017

Cassie Silveira, Extension health and nutrition educator, is among 25 Minnesotans appointed to a newly created advisory council. The Health Equity Advisory and Leadership Council was created as part of a broader effort by the Minnesota Department of Health to address Minnesota’s disparities in health status—particularly disparities across various ethnic, racial, and regional groups.

Summary of 2017 Food Access Summit, Nov. 26, 2017

Michael Stratten, EFNEP community nutrition educator, was among speakers at the 2017 Food Access Summit held in October in Duluth. Nearly 800 people attended the gathering to hear presentations on food insecurity, food equity, and the impact of food choices on the economy and environment. Stratten told his story about growing up in Chicago and urged attendees to make their communities healthier for the next generation.
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