Category Archives: Growing Up Healthy

Just Food Co-op is Making a Difference

Just Food Co-op, a community-owned natural foods market and deli, has received the Northfield Healthy Community Initiative’s “Making a Difference” Award for June. The award celebrates groups and individuals in the community who have a positive influence on Northfield youth. The Northfield business was nominated for the award because of its community outreach efforts. These […]

Neighborhood Leaders are Making a Difference

Eight neighborhood leaders of the Growing Up Healthy coalition received the Healthy Community Initiative “Making a Difference” Award for December. The award celebrates groups and individuals in the community who have a positive influence on Northfield youth. Growing Up Healthy coordinator Leah Eby said the eight leaders – Vicky Agapito, Stephanie Calderon, Dannia Chavez, Lucy […]

Growing Up Healthy awarded grant through Blue Cross Foundation

Growing Up Healthy has received a $50,000 grant, with a chance for renewal for a second year, from the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Foundation to help improve health in Rice County. The funds will be used for social capital development work in low-income neighborhoods in Rice County. The work will empower groups […]

Looking for a job that makes a difference?

More than 10 full-time AmeriCorps positions are available in Northfield for next school year working with youth and/or families. CLICK HERE to see the descriptions and application processes for positions that are currently accepting applications. Application review for many of the positions is underway so APPLY TODAY! Positions are available with the Northfield Public Schools, […]

Have you voted yet? Please help Growing Up Healthy win $100,000!

Rice County’s very own Growing Up Healthy initiative is one of only THREE finalists for the “Connect for Health Challenge,” sponsored by the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota Foundation. Whichever finalist receives the most votes through July 20, 2012, will receive $100,000!  To vote for Growing Up Healthy: Text the word BUILD to 83224 […]

Early Childhood Family Education – Faribault

Faribault Public Schools McKinley Early Childhood Center 930 4th Avenue NW Faribault , MN 55021 507-333-6460,  507-333-6830 (fax) Email Parent/child classes, activities and special events for parents with children 0-5 years old.  Resource materials and home visits also available for all families in the community. Communities Served:  Faribault School District Age Range of Clients Served:  0-2, […]