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The Office of Commonwealth Libraries is working with the Department of Health on a grant from the Center for Disease Control that includes a section on growing healthy kids.  More than 300 childcare providers are part of the initiative and more are added each year.  We would...

Check out the new webinars offered by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM). Click on the links below for more information or to register. March 20  What’s Nutrition Got to Do With It? An Introduction to Online and Community-Based Resources for Successful Aging. March...

Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) is encouraging organizations across the state to help provide nutritious meals to children in low-income areas during the summer months through the Department’s Summer Food Service Program. “To grow, learn, and...

FREE classes from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM): Analyzing News Health News Review: Critically Analyzing Information in the News Health Literacy Establishing a Health Information Literacy Partnership with a Local PublicLibrary Health and Nutrition Literacy:...

Two Programs Highlighted Penn State Extension serves as the community’s resource, providing practical, trusted information to help people, businesses and communities solve problems, develop skills and build a better future. Extension also has a strong history of partnering with...

  by Leslie LaBarte District Consultant Seneca District The Summer Food Service Program, which began in 1976, is a federally funded child nutrition program designed to reach those who are age 18 or younger in economically disadvantaged areas. People over 18 who are mentally...

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The Pennsylvania Department of Education encourages organizations to help provide nutritious meals to children in low-income areas during the summer months through the department’s Summer Food Service Program. The Summer Food Service Program, which began in 1976, is a federally...

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December 2016 Dear Pennsylvania Librarians, On September 29, 2015, Governor Tom Wolf signed an Executive Order establishing the Governor’s Food Security Partnership, which is comprised of secretaries and representatives from the departments of Aging, Agriculture, Community and...

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Those kids are hungry…Feed them!  The Summer Lunch program is FREE!  Contact the Summer Food Service Program in January to make plans for this summer.  Read Leslie LaBarte’s post below What’s holding you back?  No kitchen?  You can contract to have bag lunches...

by Ashley Flynn, Library Director Highland Community Library Eating healthy can be tough, even in the best circumstances. It requires planning smart meals, purchasing and preparing ingredients, and then controlling portions when it is finally time to eat. For some, factors like...