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Hunger Free ND

Once a month on Main Street
  • Hosted by Doug Hamilton, Ashley Thornberg

Main Street hosts Ashley and Doug talk with people who are working in the Hunger Free North Dakota Coalition.  In this program celebrating the coalition's 10th anniversary, hear about rural grocery stores, getting children excited about nutrition, Meals on Wheels, mothers and food -- there's a lot to talk about.  These conversations lead up to a conference September 24th, 2019.

Related: Check out this story from NPR's All Things Considered about rural groceries in North Dakota.

"Food Deserts"

Nov 5, 2019

Karen Ehrens is a health and nutrition consultant, registered dietitian, and policy advocate. This commentary originally aired on Prairie Public in April of 2014.

We share a commentary that originally aired on Prairie Public in November of 2013 from consultant Karen Ehrens.

Food Insecurity

Sep 4, 2019

We conclude the series as we hear about the reasons food insecurity has increased in the state. We visit with health and nutrition consultant Karen Ehrens and the new president of the Great Plains Food Bank, Melissa Sobolik, who will also tell us about their statewide summit coming up on the 24th.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 – We continue our monthly observance of Hunger Free North Dakota’s 10th year as we visit with Colleen Pearce and Kim Hinnenkamp about the special supplemental program for Women Infants and Children, known as WIC. August is also World Breastfeeding Month.

Senior Meal Programs

Jul 22, 2019

We learn about senior meal programs from Jaclyn Seefeldt, Aging Services Program Administrator at the North Dakota Department of Human Services.

A discussion of efforts to provide nutrition education to people who receive SNAP benefits. SNAP stands for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. Joining us is NDSU Extension specialist Megan Ditterick.

Monday, May 6, 2019 – Today we visit with agriculture commissioner Doug Goering about the North Dakota Garden Project.

Monday, April 29, 2019 – The Hunger Free North Dakota Coalition is celebrating 10 years of helping people. In observance of that anniversary, each month we’re highlighting one of the coalition’s efforts. Today we discuss the summer food service program, which provides lunches during the summer when school is out. Joining us is Linda Schloer, director of child nutrition programs at the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction.

Hunger Free ND: Rural Grocery Access

Mar 12, 2019

The Hunger Free North Dakota Coalition is celebrating 10 years of helping people. Karen Ehrens and Lori Capouch join us to discuss the group’s various efforts, including the Rural Grocer Initiative, which seeks to address the continuing loss of rural grocery stores. There’s been a 15% drop in just 5 years.