Traverse City Record-Eagle


March 14, 2013

Food in Brief: 03/14/2013

MSU gets fundsfor food security

EAST LANSING — Michigan State University Extension is part of a network of university Extension services that were awarded $4 million to tackle food security challenges and help enhance nutritious food choices in rural communities.

For the next five years, six states — Michigan, Indiana, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio and South Dakota — will be working to identify solutions to address food security challenges and nutritious food choices in rural communities.

Select communities in each of the states will receive assistance in forming or enhancing food policy councils that will increase accessibility and availability of nutritious food. The councils may set up food pantries or change the way that existing food pantries operate, Henne said..

Conservation Districtspring egg hunt

TRAVERSE CITY— The Grand Traverse Conservation District will put a new spin on a springtime favorite when it hosts an egg hunt Saturday, March 30, at Kids Creek Park.

Kids up to 13 and their parents will be sent on a mission to find five colored eggs that correspond to Michigan creatures that really lay eggs. Once they find an egg of a certain color, participants will put it in their basket, mark it off on their scorecard, and move on to find the next colored egg.

When they collect all five colored eggs, they’ll return to the starting point to exchange their eggs and scorecard for candy and to be entered in a chance to win prizes.

Two time slots are available and kids will be grouped by age to different areas of the park.

The grand prize is a one-night stay at the Great Wolf Lodge. Other prizes include enrollment in a week-long summer camp at the Conservation District.

Registration for the egg hunt is $5 per child. Pre-registration is encouraged but is only open to Friends of the Conservation District. Walk-ins are welcome on the day of the event, space provided.

To pre-register or to become a Friend, visit or call 941-0960.,

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