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Collaboration Makes Eating Healthy Easy
Line of bags for produceMs. Lil Swenson, 85, of Humphrey Manor in Wadena, has always enjoyed eating vegetables. “I always have tried to serve a balanced meal,” she says. Sometimes that’s not so easy, especially for those
who may not be as mobile as they once were. So when public health, Meals on Wheels and local growers teamed up to provide fresh, nutrient-dense fruits and vegetables to homebound seniors, Lil was
happy to take part.

In 2012, Todd and Wadena Public Health partnered with SHIP to implement the Senior Fruit & Vegetable Program with the help of the Eagle Bend and Wadena Senior Nutrition Sites and the Staples and
Wadena farmers markets...more Collaboration Makes Eating Healthy Easy (PDF: 351KB/1 page)

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Community Leadership Team

  • Sara Stone, Tri-County Health Care
  • Nancy Leasman, Freelance writer
  • Sue Wasland, Little Falls School
  • Deb Boelz, Little Falls Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Kelly Coughlin, Lakewood Health  System
  • Janet Mattson, Sebeka and Menahga Public Schools
  • Vicki Paurus, Sebeka Community Education
  • Stephanie Hakes, UMN Extension
  • Alicia Baumann, Smoke Free Communities
  • Lane Waldahl, Wadena County Board
  • Mel Wiens, Staples Area Farmer Market Association
  • Darcey Larsen, Community
  • Kelly Felton, Working Together Coalition
  • Leslie Bouchonville, Pine River Backus Family Center
  • Sandy Munson, Walker Hackensack Akeley School District
  • Renee Lukkason, Cass Co. Health, Human and Veterans Services

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Updated Monday, July 07, 2014 at 09:38AM