Hmong Food Traditions are Influential in Minnesota Cuisine

Hmong Food Traditions are Influential in Minnesota Cuisine

As food educators, we are constantly refreshing our curriculum to improve its cultural relevance to the communities we serve. Through grants from local foundations, we have been learning from and cultivating relationships with leaders in important cultural communities...
5 Ways to Reduce Food Waste at Home

5 Ways to Reduce Food Waste at Home

Did you know: about one-third of food bought among households across the U.S. is wasted. The average American throws away over 200 pounds of food every year. While restaurants and other entities contribute to the food waste crisis, these food waste facts make it clear...
It’s National Co-Op Month: What is a Food Co-Op?

It’s National Co-Op Month: What is a Food Co-Op?

October is National Co-Op Month, and what better time to celebrate the local community food co-ops here in Minnesota? A significant part of our work here at Midwest Food Connection is funded by food co-ops like Seward Co-Op, Eastside Co-Op, and Valley Natural Co-Op. ...
Tips for Continuing Food and Nutrition Education at Home

Tips for Continuing Food and Nutrition Education at Home

Happy back-to-school season! It’s September, which means that students all across the country are heading back to school. With students going back into the classroom, it’s the perfect time to think about how to bring food education into your home. There are various...
I Have Seeds! A Story About Food Education

I Have Seeds! A Story About Food Education

As I sat in the school hallway awaiting a first-grade class to return from lunch for their food education class, I heard the patter of small feet quicken near me and a booming, proud voice announce, “Ms. Missy, Ms. Missy, Ihave seeds!” Plant Food, Educate Kids: A...