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Friday, May 1, 2015

For Community Action, a Community Approach

“Imagine living in a poverty-free community,” the Western Community Action (WCA) website invites visitors. “Imagine living in a place where no child grows up poor or hungry or living in unsafe conditions.”

WCA works to make this a reality in the southwest region of Minnesota, and we are proud to be one of their partners.

Ensuring Peaceful Family Mealtimes

Have you ever fixed dinner only to hear your child say, “I don’t like this — I want a peanut butter sandwich!” This is frustrating for parents who have spent valuable time and energy preparing something else for dinner. These scenes are also disruptive to the harmony parents would like to see at mealtime.

Friday, April 24, 2015

SNAP-Ed Instruction Helps Kids Eat Healthier

Do nutrition education classes conducted in elementary schools by instructors trained in the principles of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed) influence children to eat healthier foods? “Yes,” according to a study done by researchers from the University of Minnesota (U of M) Extension Center for Family Development.
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