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

Crookston Farmers Market awarded Power of Produce grant through U of M Extension
Crookston Times

The Crookston Farmers Market has been awarded a University of Minnesota Extension Power of Produce (PoP) Club grant. PoP Clubs give children money to spend on fresh fruits and vegetables at farmers markets. SNAP-Ed Educator Megan Hruby is quoted in the article, which notes that 10 Minnesota farmers markets received a PoP grant in 2017.

Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign
Marshall Independent

United Community Action Partnership’s food shelves in Marshall and other south-central Minnesota communities are participating in the Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign. United Community Action partners with Extension’s SNAP-Ed program to offer a variety of healthy eating lifestyle classes to its clients, including I CAN Prevent Diabetes (ICANPD). A recently completed ICANPD class in Marshall saw 18 participants lose a total of 300 pounds.

University of Minnesota Extension
Rep. Peterson’s Newsletter

SNAP-Ed associate program directors Mary Caskey and Margaret Haggenmiller visited the office of U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson Feb. 8 to talk about SNAP-Ed in Minnesota. Mary and Margaret noted that every dollar spent on nutrition education saving close to $10 in the long run.

How to Divvy Up Your Family Belongings Peacefully and Sensibly
Queens Gazette

The Queens (New York) Gazette highlighted Who Gets Grandma’s Yellow Pie Plate? (WGGYPP) as part of the Savvy Senior syndicated column. WGGYPP is an Extension resource to help families distribute personal belongings without conflict after the death of a loved one.

Additional coverage

Also getting coverage last month was SNAP-Ed and health and nutrition educators’ work in Red Wing, Worthington, and south Minneapolis.

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