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July 2014 Archives

Metro Food Access Network Success!

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The Metro Food Access Network (MFAN) has been hard at work!
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Met Council's Thrive MSP 2040 sets one vision for the metropolitan region.

ThriveMSP 2040 was created by the Metropolitan Council and is the vision for the 7-county metro region over the next 30 years. It reflects the Met Council's concerns and aspirations, anticipates future needs in the region, and addresses our responsibility to future generations.

The initial ThriveMSP 2040 document had only one paragraph related to food access.

Cooking: A Fun Way to Keep Children Reading this Summer!

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Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for MP900448564[1].jpgHard to believe, but summer vacation from school is almost half over. It's important that children keep reading and doing math during the summer so they do not forget what they learned in school. Cooking with children is a fun way for children to practice reading and math. Give these a try.

Preschool

  • Letter recognition: Have children look at the foods in the cupboard and find a food that starts with a certain letter. For example, show children three varieties of soup and have them find one that starts with a "t" (like tomato soup).
  • Counting: Children can count the number of cups of flour that go into a pancake batter or count the number of times they stir something.


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