Princeton community garden expands to Oak Knoll

The city of Princeton passed a resolution at its March 23 meeting that enables expansion of the Princeton Community Garden from one small site near the historic depot building into what will be multiple plots in a piece of city-owned land along the western-most edge of the Oak Knoll Cemetery. The group kicked off its […]

Springing Into Spring Workouts

By American Council on Exercise By Debi Pillarella Are the winter blues wearing you down? Is that usual treadmill routine getting old? Good news—spring has arrived! It’s time to take advantage of the rising temperatures and longer days. Before you head outside to liven up your workout routine, review the following options for safe, effective and […]

Tips for Healthy Holiday Eating

By Greta Macaire, R.D. Community Health Resource Center The holiday season is a time to celebrate with family and friends. Unfortunately, for many it also becomes a time for over-eating and weight gain. According to the National Institutes of Health, holiday eating can result in an extra pound or two every year. Over a lifetime, […]

Obesity may be declining in state, Pine County

State health officials say Minnesota has kept itself a little trimmer these days, and local health officials believe that programs offered in Pine County have helped make a difference towards that goal.  The state’s adult obesity rate dropped from 27.6 percent in 2014 to 26.1 percent in 2015, according to the Centers for Disease Control […]

Crunch Time!

Crunch Time will be serving free lunches at King’s Kingdom Park to anyone 18 and younger through the summer. The meals will be served from 11:30-12:30 on the following dates: June 21, 22, 23June 28, 29, 30July 5, 6, 7July 12, 13, 14July 19, 20, 21

New Nutrition Facts Label

FDA finalized the new Nutrition Facts label for packaged foods! The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will be enforcing new food labels that will provide consumers access to more recent and accurate nutrition information about the foods they are eating. Manufacturers will need to use the new label by July 26, 2018. Click here to […]

Dementia Friendly at Work Training

Help your organization heighten its awareness of dementia and be equipped to respond warmly and effectively when serving people living with dementia and their families. The training is offered as part of an Isanti County Public Health Dementia Grant and is available to businesses that serve residents of Isanti County. However, if your business is located […]

Cooking Matters at Isanti Family Farmer’s Market

The University of Minnesota Extension SNAP-Ed Program is presenting Cooking Matters at the Farmer Market tours at the Isanti Family Farmer’s Market on Friday, July 15 and August 12. During the guided tour, participants will learn tips to save money at the farmers market and discover healthy ways to prepare local produce, grains, and meat. […]

Tobacco Regulations Welcomed

May 5, 2016 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations on tobacco products welcomed, but the FDA still has critical to-do list By bringing all tobacco products under the agency’s jurisdiction, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has, at long last, ended the Wild West of unregulated tobacco products with its “deeming regulation”. For […]