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 […]

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FORWARD MOTION -CHARGE AHEAD!

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 […]

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WORK IN A PLACE OF UTOPIA

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 […]

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FOOD FOR THOUGHT

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 […]

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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. […]

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Fun Ideas for Active Living

Looking for fun outdoor activities to keep your kids entertained this summer? How about: Sponge Bullseye PVC Pipe Sprinkler Firefly Flashlight Game Nature Scavenger Hunt Frisbee Tic Tac Toe For more fun activities click here.

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Beyond a Simple Sample

Many times, busy families are tempted to get dinner by ordering into a speaker and having it passed to them though the car window. Who hasn’t? And at times, cooking from scratch can seem daunting, even when we have the time.  The Chisago City Farmers Market (CCFM) is coming to the rescue! Encouraging community residents […]

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What’s Ahead!

Welcome to the Partners in Healthy Living Newsletter Release Party!! Our Mission: Our mission is to foster healthier communities where all residents live, work, learn, and play. We achieve this by increasing access to nutritious foods, physical activity opportunities, and tobacco-free living. Our Vision: We envision communities where all members make choices that lead to […]

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Wellness No Longer a “Stretch”

Strategy: Worksite Wellness Wellness No Longer a “Stretch” The Isanti County Wellness Program is reaching more employees, thanks to the Statewide Health Improvement Program (SHIP). Membership has grown since two new department representatives joined the Wellness Committee. In December 2013, the Committee developed vision and mission statements. “The mission of the Wellness Committee is to […]

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