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veggies: green and red pepers, celary, and carrotsSHIP Story

Tickling Taste Buds for Robbinsdale Kids
As many as 14,000 K–12 students and staff in all 14 Robbinsdale Area Schools now have access to what have been deemed “SHIP Salads.”
The salads are offered as a daily entrée, and have sold at twice the rate of the salads they replaced, from 15,625 SHIP salads sold between September 2010 and March 2011 to 30,985 SHIP salads from September 2011 through April 2012...more Tickling Taste Buds for Robbinsdale Kids (PDF: 742KB/1 page)

"Active Living and SHIP dollars have provided New Hope an incredible opportunity to coordinate and communicate with its adjoining communities, Hennepin County, and our school district. We have started Complete Streets initiatives, Safe Routes to Schools, bike and walking projects, as well as public health and wellness awareness. We are putting forth a concerted effort to coordinate various department activities with the public’s health in mind.
— Kathi Hemken, Mayor of New Hope.



SHIP Coordinators

Community Leadership Team

  • Christopher Reif, MD, Community University Health Care Center
  • Victoria Amaris, Twin Cities United Way Hispanic Health Network
  • Mike Harristhal, Hennepin County Medical Center
  • Beverly Propes, Minneapolis Public Schools
  • Jonette (Zuercher) Lucia, Northwest Hennepin Family Services Collaborative
  • David Golden, Boynton Health Services, University of Minnesota
  • Noya Woodrich, Greater Minneapolis Council of Churches, Division of Indian Work
  • Ani Koch, Rainbow Health Initiative
  • Mary Benbenek, University of Minnesota
  • Sean Walther, City of St. Louis Park
  • Mary E. Jackson, MnDOT
  • Melissa Voigt, Health Partners
  • Lori Kratchmer, Energy Foodshelf Network
  • Brittany McFadden, Association for Nonsmokers -MN
  • Nancy Marcy, Hopkins Public Schools
  • April Bechel, Robbinsdale Area Schools
  • Carol Berg, Ucare
  • Diana Dubois, Wellshare International

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Updated Thursday, 17-Jul-2014 09:06:24 CDT