“It’s about building relationships,” said Laureen Williams, Student-Parent Support Program Coordinator, Pine Technical and Community College, states when asked about how she gets things done round the campus. “We have things in common with health and the Statewide Health Improvement Program (SHIP), so it’s natural to collaborate on projects.” Thanks to the support and technical […]

Farm Market Cafe to Host Local Food College

University of Minnesota Local Foods College at the Farm Market Café, LLC Local Foods College is a series of eight webinars meeting at 6 PM on Tuesdays from January 13 to March 3, 2015.Join us for dinner & networking at 5 pm, free webinar starts 6 pm. Schedule of Sessions: January 13, 2015 –   Natural […]

Community Collaboration in the Shape of a Shovel

Cambridge-Isanti High School has been hard at work breaking ground for their community school garden! The school garden is a great place to share in community as well as partner many facets of the school learning together. The garden is to help support produce needs for the Family and Consumer Science (FACS) Department for Cambridge-Isanti […]

Worksite Wellness Committees Work!

Cohort One is off and running! Success comes by strengthening local worksite wellness committees. Partners in Healthy Living (PiHL) is dedicated to helping you in your commitment to creating a stronger culture of health within your workplace. Our partners in the work-site wellness work care about their employees! PiHL provides work-sites with the proper tools […]

Fitness Fun Time!

Billi Jo Peterson, a home daycare owner in Isanti, MN, is passionate about the kids in her care. It doesn’t just show in the name of her daycare, “Care-A-Lot Daycare”, it is evident in her curriculum and in her environment. “One of my goals this year was to increase indoor/outdoor physical activity and increase nutrition […]

The Ruralities of Truth

All Season Farmers Market – Coming Soon! The Farm Market Cafe, Wall Street, Onamia, MN The Rural Realities of Truth Mille Lacs County is known for its flowing rivers and vast agricultural farmland. The county is within the top 10 fastest growing counties in Minnesota by population, with a majority of communities being small rural […]


The purpose of the Partners in Healthy Living (PiHL) Community Leadership Team (CLT) is to establish, and grow community support within the four Statewide Health Improvement Plan (SHIP) strategy areas: school, community, workplace, and healthcare. Last Spring, the CLT identified their role with Partners in Healthy Living. • Act in an advisory capacity.• Assist in […]


Imagine coming into your office tomorrow morning and your boss told you she wanted you to take the morning to leave your cubicle and take a walk with her outside to discuss an upcoming project. As you passed vendors from a mobile farmers market that set up tables of fresh fruits and vegetables in the […]


The Sunrise School Garden in North Branch is producing lots of fresh veggies, the layout is amazing and the sign, well, A+. With schools back in session, our school gardens are ripe for harvest! Our schools are not only dedicated to the best education possible for our youth, they are committed to providing the healthiest […]

Building Community Through Budding Farmers

It’s never too early to teach kids about healthy seasonal food!  One of the projects that Partners in Healthy Living helps fund is a Budding Farmers program through Chisago City Farmers Market.  Children learn to cook, grow, learn, taste, smell, feel, and get creative with the fruits and vegetables grown in locally in the community. […]