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Rural schoolchildren try new, healthy foods with Harvest of the Month

May 5, 2021
Harvest of the Month display board. Elementary schoolchildren in the rural community of Touchet, Wash., encountered farm-grown fruits and vegetables and learned about the benefits of a healthy diet through the Harvest of the Month…

Partnership brings year-round fresh produce to those in need

March 31, 2021
Fresh produce in winter can be hard to find for a community food pantry.

When schools shut down, WSU Extension brought meal kits and seed starters to local families

March 12, 2021
When the announcement came in early 2020 that Thurston and Lewis County Schools would be online only due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the staff of Thurston County Washington State University Extension snapped into action to…

Community partnerships help San Juan County improve street safety

September 18, 2019
An Orcas Island resident walks along Prune Alley. The gravel shoulder serves as a sidewalk on one of East Sound’s busiest streets. What began as a local SNAP-Ed campaign to increase physical activity and promote…

Award winning SNAP-Ed garden program helps Island County schoolchildren grow in health, stewardship

August 12, 2019
The gardens—a joint effort between Oak Harbor Public Schools and WSU Island County Extension SNAP-Ed—help students learn about health, sustainability, and stewardship and have become an integral part of the schools’ curriculum.

Kitsap’s glean team is saving fresh produce for those who need it

July 27, 2019
Source: Kitsap Sun  All summer long, volunteers are heading into Kitsap County’s orchards with the community’s low-income and vulnerable populations in mind. They’re called "gleaners," and their efforts are helping make fresh produce available that…

WSU Extension SNAP-Ed and DSHS Community Service Office team up to promote healthy lifestyles in Skagit County

May 6, 2019
For the past two years, WSU Skagit County Extension SNAP-Ed nutrition educators have been a regular presence at the Department of Social and Health Services’ Local Planning Area Meetings. The meetings—intended to increase community outreach—have become the catalyst for an incredible partnership that’s helping Skagit county DSHS clients increase their buying power and make healthy choices for themselves and their families.

February Harvest of the Month: Cauliflower Prepared by Students

March 25, 2019
Concrete Farm to School Coordinator Rachel Muia assisted four elementary students in a Cauliflower Cook-off to showcase February’s Harvest of the Month. Student chefs made use of the Farm to School kitchen classroom to prepare two favorite cauliflower dishes.
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