MS. SIMPLICITY Easy Summer Freezer Meals
I have a confession to make: our family has been eating out way too much. Sometimes it is easier with all of us on different schedules to meet somewhere for dinner than it is for me to think about w... Posted on 6/14/13 at 9:03 AM
CHICZ MAGAZINE Critter Cupcakes
By Deb Roell
Its amazing how a little frosting and a little creativity can turnplain cupcakes into something fantastic. Make a batch of cupcakesusing your favorite pre-packaged mix or homemaderecipe, ... Posted on 6/3/13 at 2:08 PM
REALLY EATING Trying a new lunch item - Japanese rice "sandwich"
I heard of onigiri about a year ago when I was reading some posts on Food Babe'sblog. Onigiri is a Japanese rice ball that resembles a triangular-shaped sushi sandwich and can be filled with a variety... Posted on 5/6/13 at 8:23 AM
THE NUTRITION FORUM Food Safety in a Power Outage
Well, Worthington, this has been quite the spring/winter storm! With the abundant power outages, food safety can be of real concern. Fortunately, with the rolling blackouts we are having, the power sh... Posted on 4/11/13 at 11:06 AM
THE DIRT Exciting new books
I had the pleasure of working the registration desk at Cass County Garden Day on Easter weekend. I met a couple of new people and enjoyed chatting with them about gardening (and cooking and canning).
... Posted on 4/10/13 at 7:33 AM
In the winter of 2011, the Hanson residence looked just as it had for the past decade, but inside was a different story.
Unpaid gas and electricity bills caused the pipes to freeze, spraying a freezing mist over the inside of the house.
In the corner, Elias Hanson sat shivering, huddled beneath five blankets. As his stomach rumbled, his mind raced through images of how different his life was.
Caroline Roers, Echo Press Intern
, May 29, 2013
To increase seniors’ access to nutritious foods, the Minnesota Department of Human Services launched a new one-page application for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) for Minnesotans age 60 or older.
To increase seniors’ access to nutritious foods, the Minnesota Department of Human Services today announced the launch of a new one-page application for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) for Minnesotans age 60 and older.
The local food shelf in Alexandria began humbly in the attic of the Emmanuel Episcopal Church 30 years ago. As years passed, need grew so great that a new building was built on Lake Street. During the month of March, residents have an opportunity to feed that growing need doubly.
As the Minnesota Nutritious Food Coalition was celebrating its first year of working to increase participation in the state’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), the federal government was in the midst of plans to decrease funds that support the educational component of SNAP.
More than 500,000 Minnesotans receive nutrition assistance benefits each month.
During the school year, many Minnesota families depend on free or reduced-price meals their children get at school to provide nourishment. When school is out, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) bridges the “nutrition gap.”
The Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) is looking for organizations to sponsor the 2013 Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) and provide free meals to Minnesota children 18 or younger during the summer when school is out.
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