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Apr 24th

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Good at gardening? There's a spot for your veggies at the Community Aggregation and Distribution Table

Good at gardening? There's a spot for your veggies at the Community Aggregation and Distribution TableAre you a North Minneapolis resident growing your own fruits and vegetables? If you, or someone that you know has extra bounty to share, there's an innovative resource available to help you earn money while sharing your produce with the local community. The Community Aggregation and Distribution Table is a resource at the West Broadway Farmers Market staffed by West Broadway Coalition employee Matthew McGlory, a licensed and insured farmers market vendor and reseller. By bringing their fresh goods to the table for McGlory to sell on their behalf, local growers can sell their produce without spending on overhead costs like insurance, market tent, table, signage and merchandising gear.
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PARENTING: Playtime encourages motor skill development

PARENTING: Playtime encourages motor skill development(StatePoint) From playing basketball to painting a picture to cutting with scissors, motor skills are at the basis of all of our movements. And while these abilities may be innate, fine motor skills must be developed and refined through practice. Experts say it's crucial for parents to offer children opportunities to reinforce these vital skills.
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Teens and preteens need shots too!

Teens and preteens need shots too!Vaccines keep healthy teens healthy. Did you know that your kids need shots when they begin their teen years? Starting at around 11 or 12 years old, kids need three vaccines. And it's not too late for your older teenagers who didn't get these vaccines at 11 or 12 years old. They can get them at their next doctor/clinic visit.
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Survey finds African Americans hit hard by high health care costs

Survey finds African Americans hit hard by high health care costsEconomic stability, racial equality, and health status are intertwined, according to a recent poll that confirmed African Americans, hardest hit by the high cost of health care, worry even when they are employed and have health insurance.
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Forging partnership to better serve the Latino community

Forging partnership to better serve the Latino communityRelationships. Connections. Partnerships. These are vital to serving Minnesotans in need. At the Minnesota Department of Human Services, we know who needs help and what resources are available to them. At Neighborhood House, we know how to connect directly with them and how to best serve them. In partnership, we are reaching out to the Latino community to serve low-income individuals and families who may qualify for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).
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Turning the tide on childhood obesity

Turning the tide on childhood obesityAs the Department of Agriculture's Deputy Under Secretary for Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services, I am on a mission to make sure all of our nation's children have the best possible chance at a healthy life and a bright future. So, I'm very encouraged by some recent news from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): the rate of obesity among low-income pre-school children appears to be declining for the first time in decades.
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Minnesota conducts nation's largest statewide patient experience survey

Minnesota conducts nation's largest statewide patient experience surveyBeing diagnosed with cancer in his tonsils and lymph nodes in 2012 was a terrible shock for Dave Olson of Lino Lakes. Suddenly his life was in the hands of physicians who advocated for him, talked him through what he needed to understand and helped to guide him toward recovery.
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