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Monday, May 2, 2016

Spend Less Time in the Kitchen and More Time Outdoors

Spring is here! If you're like me, you want to spend as much time outside as possible. Here are three steps to spending less time in the kitchen and more time enjoying the outdoors.

Step One: Plan
Writing a menu for the week is a helpful way to streamline kitchen tasks. A menu allows you or another family member to shop ahead of time to ensure the foods needed are in the kitchen at mealtime. It also helps prevents the frustration of hearing "What's for dinner tonight?" and not having an answer.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Collaborating to Teach Integrated Nutrition and Budgeting Classes

By Sarah Louise Butler and Shawna Faith Thompson, Financial Empowerment Educators — Family Resiliency; and Sharmyn Phipps and Gloria Wolf, SNAP-Ed Educators — Health and Nutrition

Personal financial education and SNAP-Ed programming go together like lettuce and tomato. A lesson in personal finance within the typical series of SNAP-Ed nutrition classes gives SNAP recipients tools and strategies to maximize making healthy decisions around food and money.

Read on for two examples of how the integration of these two programs enhanced our audiences’ experiences.

Monday, April 25, 2016

SNAP-Ed Educator Makes "Top 20 Under 40" List

Alexandria, MN — The Alexandria Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals and Echo Press announced “20 under 40” honorees on Friday, April 22, one of whom was SNAP-Ed Educator Maggie Yutrzenka. The 20 professionals were chosen based on the depth of their community involvement, career accomplishments, and use of leadership skills to better their community, workplace, and family.
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