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Minnesota Food and Nutrition Network

What is MFNN?

The Minnesota Food and Nutrition Network (MFNN) is a member-based organization that builds and strengthens alliances between agencies and professionals focused on delivering nutrition programs that target persons eligible for USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

MFNN’s mission is to promote consistent, research-based nutrition messages through a coordinated network to help low-income Minnesotans enjoy healthful lifestyles. The Network, comprised of over forty organizations, includes state and local government agencies, industry and nonprofit organizations, and interested community members. MFNN welcomes agencies and individuals who provide nutrition services to join the network and share resources to create community-based initiatives that focus on positive behavior changes around food.

MFNN’s goals are to:

MFNN members have the opportunity to:

MFNN is part of USDA’s SNAP Education program and is a collaborative effort between the Minnesota Department of Human Services, University of Minnesota Extension and numerous local agencies and programs. The program is funded by a SNAP grant from USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service.

For more information or to join MFNN's electronic emailing list, contact Houa Vue, Program Director (612-626-4396; vuex0067@umn.edu).

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