Nancy Winter, a Kandiyohi County nutrition educator with the University of Minnesota Extension Service, right, helped teach cooking classes to teen moms as shown in this Tribune file photo of a class conducted in October 2011. Because of federal budget cuts, the University of Minnesota Extension program has eliminated about 40 percent of its county nutrition educators. The staff reductions take effect next week. Tribune file photo by Carolyn Lange
Loss of nutrition educators through SNAP cuts already felt locally
On the second Tuesday of every month, nearly 200 people line up at the Willmar Area Food Shelf to receive free produce delivered by a truck from Second Harvest Heartland.
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