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Students at McGregor School District Dig Their Farmers!

October 17, 2017 Leave your thoughts

This month, students at McGregor School District will be eating squash grown by Gilby’s Nursery & Orchard in Palisade, MN. If you or your school aren’t sure what to do with  squash, you can stop wondering now! Learn everything you need to know from this Squash-Harvest of The Month Family Newsletter  provided by Aitkin County SHIP and partners. You’ll find... Continue Reading

6 Tips for Visiting a Farmers’ Market

June 28, 2017 1 Comment

When you walk into a grocery store, you usually know what to do. You get a cart or basket and, depending on what you need, head that direction. Fresh foods are usually on the perimeter of the store. Packaged items are in isles, in the middle of the store. But when entering a farmers’ market there can be different rules... Continue Reading

I’d Like to Bike to Work but . . .

May 16, 2017 Leave your thoughts

Do you ever find yourself thinking about how great it would be to bike to work or school? You aren’t alone. Bike communing has grown by 62% from 2000 to 2013! You know you would get great exercise, be kind to the environment, and even save money! But then something gets in your way.  You realize you don’t want to get... Continue Reading

Tips for Fitting a Bike Helmet

May 16, 2017 Leave your thoughts

Keep yourself safe while biking! Wear a helmet and make sure it fits correctly. Here is some great information from the Minnesota Bicycling Handbook created by the Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota.   HELMET POSITION Your helmet should sit level on your head and low on your forehead – one or two finger widths above your eyebrows. SIDE STRAPS Adjust the slider on... Continue Reading

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Let Us Help You Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

May 4, 2017 Leave your thoughts

Let us help you make lasting changes aimed at improving your health and preventing diabetes. Weight loss through structured lifestyle change is the single most important step people can take to prevent type 2 diabetes. This class, normally $429, is FREE and engages you for an entire year to make lasting improvement. The initial 16 weekly meetings focus on lifestyle change... Continue Reading

Breastfeeding training for the health care team

April 13, 2017 Leave your thoughts

Physicians and health care providers have the opportunity to learn about breastfeeding and earn CMEs and CEUs on May 25 in Duluth. The day begins with Breastfeeding Managment in Primary Care, a workshop for physicians from 7 to 8:30 a.m. This breakfast session provides lactation training for physicians and includes case-based presentations and a physician panel discussion about breastfeeding management... Continue Reading