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To help new immigrant communities eat healthier on tight budgets, the University of Minnesota Extension, under contract with DHS, partnered with ECHO (Emergency and Community Health Outreach) to produce and air a 30-minute television program in four languages (Spanish, Hmong, Somali and basic English) about choosing healthy foods and maintaining active lifestyles. The program, “Active Living and Healthy Eating on a Budget,” will air on Twin Cities Public Television’s Minnesota Channel and local access stations and online at www.echominnesota.org in November.
ECHO will also distribute free DVDs of the program community to leaders or to interested individuals upon request by sending a message to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The broadcast schedule is:
This material is funded in part by U.S. Department of Agriculture's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). SNAP provides nutrition assistance to people with low incomes.
The Minnesota Channel is seen statewide via all six Minnesota public television stations over the air free for viewers, as well as on cable services. Check local listings for more information.
More information about the programming is available on the TPT website.