Coming Dec. 1: What can we bring to the table?

November 15, 2017 Comments Off on Coming Dec. 1: What can we bring to the table?

Are you passionate about local food? Are you a farmer, a distributor, a purchaser, or even just someone who eats? If so, you’re invited to the Northeastern Minnesota Food Charter in Action event, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Dec. 1 at Messiah Lutheran Church in Mountain Iron. Join others to talk about all things food. The focus is how... Continue Reading

Amanda Casady Advocates for Youth

November 15, 2017 Comments Off on Amanda Casady Advocates for Youth

Meet Amanda! Amanda Casady, with the American Lung Association in Duluth, is one of Healthy Northland’s Statewide Health Improvement Partnership Coordinators. One big part of her job is improving people’s health through tobacco policy change. In other words, preventing our youth from exposure to and access to the harmful effects of tobacco and other chemicals. Healthy Northland asked her about... Continue Reading

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Small Changes Make Big Differences in Itasca County Work Sites

October 30, 2017 Comments Off on Small Changes Make Big Differences in Itasca County Work Sites

by Kaitlin Box Businesses all over Itasca County are embracing worksite wellness. Over 17 businesses, with more asking every month, have participated or are currently in a worksite wellness collaborative. Whether they are an alumni or just starting out, everyone has been able to create new wellness opportunities within the workplace. One of those places is Essentia Health Deer River.... Continue Reading

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Students at McGregor School District Dig Their Farmers!

October 17, 2017 Comments Off on Students at McGregor School District Dig Their Farmers!

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

Use Your EBT Card at Participating Farmers Markets

August 4, 2017 Comments Off on Use Your EBT Card at Participating Farmers Markets

Everyone is welcome to shop or just look around at farmers markets in the Northland.  A farmers market is where farmers can sell their products or produce to customers directly. It’s a great place to find healthy, local, and fresh fruits and vegetables. Many also sell meats, preserves, syrup, cheeses, baked goods, plants and more. Shopping at a farmers market... Continue Reading

6 Tips for Visiting a Farmers’ Market

June 28, 2017 Comments Off on 6 Tips for Visiting a Farmers’ Market

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

NE Minnesota Succeeds in Breastfeeding Advocacy

May 25, 2017 Comments Off on NE Minnesota Succeeds in Breastfeeding Advocacy

Low numbers are good when discussing the rate of infants receiving formula after delivery. According to MDH, in 2015 just 15 percent of NE Minnesota WIC infants were fed formula in the hospital, showing the success of breastfeeding advocacy in the region. Other areas in the state ranged from 33 to 56 percent. Babies who are fed only breast milk... Continue Reading

I’d Like to Bike to Work but . . .

May 16, 2017 Comments Off on I’d Like to Bike to Work but . . .

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 Comments Off on Tips for Fitting a Bike Helmet

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