This is discussion about Growing Up Healthy.
Growing Up Healthy is an absolutely wonderful and necessary organization in Rice County. I have worked closely with them as they had aided in the addition of SNAP card readers at two farmers markets in the county. This has allowed many of our citizens to purchase fresh healthy food and is an extremely important asset to our community. Janet worked very hard to make this happen and I find it a privelage to have had the oppurtunity to work with her and Growing Up Healthy. They do so much and care so much for our community. Good Luck!!
Growing Up Healthy is a collaboration that is doing incredible work in Rice County. In addition to connecting residents of Rice County to the community, they also provide valuable opportunities for college students and faculty in Northfield to build relationships with the local community, share resources, and benefit from the knowledge and experiences of residents in the community.
As a Carleton student assisting with a biology course last year, one of our course projects worked with Growing Up Healthy to connect college students in an immunology course with Northfield residents living in mobile home communities to research and understand the potential health issues associated with the living environment. The students then prepared materials about asthma and mold, which are common problems in area mobile homes, and worked with GUH to translate the information and present it to parents and local leaders.
Growing Up Healthy has worked with over a dozen Carleton courses and faculty as well as our community service center (the ACT center) and football team at Carleton to bridge the college and the community. I have felt very fortunate to have had the opportunity to be a part of their collaborations and hope that future students will also have opportunities to learn and grow through projects with Growing Up Healthy!
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