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September 16, 2010

Secretary and President Elect Candidates for 2010-11

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At our NEAFCS, Minnesota Affiliate Annual Meeting (Tuesday, October 6 from 7 - 9 AM) we will be electing officers for secretary and President-elect. Sara Van Offelen is our candidate for secretary. We will also be taking nominations from the floor.

Sara Van Offelen has been an employee of the University of Minnesota Extension for sixteen years. The last six years have been in the position of Extension Educator - Health and Nutrition. Besides being a member of NEAFCS, she is a member of the Society for Nutrition Education. Work interests include developing curriculum for the "Go Wild" and "Simply Good Cooking" programs. Sara supervises the Simply Good Eating Program in the Moorhead and Fergus Falls regional area. Personally, Sara has four children that keep her busy and she enjoys flower gardening.


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President Elect Jill Kokkonen May

Jill Kokkonen May has been with the U of MN Extension for over 25 years. She has served as extension educator in Hubbard County in 4-H/Home Economics, Extension Director, Food Nutrition and Health specialized educator, supervisor of Nutrition Education Assistants, and most recently as Extension Associate Professor, Extension Educator in Health & Nutrition with the Brainerd Regional Office. She has most recently been involved with the development, training, and implementation of the new database system for the federal SNAP-Ed program in Minnesota, the Healthy & Fit on the Go initiative, Nutrition Education Program focus group evaluation and program changes, and the development of the Simply Good Cooking curriculum pilot in northern Minnesota. One of Jill's main interests is taking current nutrition research and present findings in clear and understandable ways through a variety of venues such as presentations,Twitter and webinars.