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Extension is expanding its online education and resources to adapt to COVID-19 restrictions.

Systems and food networks

Helping Minnesotans with limited financial resources make the healthy choice the easy choice, including better food shelves, healthy inexpensive recipes and food networks across the state.


Systems Approaches for Healthy Communities

This professional development program promotes the integration of policy, systems, and environmental (PSE) interventions with educational strategies.

Food networks

Find a map and directory of food networks in Minnesota and get more details about recent and upcoming events. 

Minnesota food charter

The charter guides policymakers and community leaders in providing Minnesotans with equal access to affordable, safe, and healthy food regardless of where they live.

Minnesota food charter network: Engagement

This network supports and fosters shared action towards healthy food access for all, and a core function is engaging Minnesota food networks to build connections and strengthen capacity.

Healthy food, safe food

This partnership between Extension and Minnesota Department of Health conducted a formative evaluation to aid in developing a plan of action to address regulatory barriers to improve access to healthy foods, while simultaneously maintaining and enhancing food safety.

Food justice facilitation training

Learn about food justice concepts, practices and methods to lead by engaging within your team, organization, coalitions, and community. 


Action Learning Seed Fund

Flexible funds to nourish ideas,connections and action across Minnesota’s food system.

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