University of Minnesota cuts 67 nutrition educators

  • Article by: Maura Lerner , Star Tribune
  • Updated: November 18, 2013 - 9:16 PM

Staff shrinking in response to federal budget cuts to SNAP-ED.

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cynical1Nov. 18, 13 3:18 PM

Cuts always seem to target programs for the poor, and never the rich.

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eman2001Nov. 18, 13 3:36 PM

Is there any proof that they actually did any good. It would be better to exclude pop, candy and snacks from the SNAP program.

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boris123Nov. 18, 13 3:42 PM

Cuts should reduce and preferably eliminate waste - except in aviation, redundancy is waste. Are not the nutritional content of all foods in this country required by law to be printed on all food packaging? So, why do we need "nutritional educators" funded by the university? To tell people the nutritional content of all foods is on the packaging?

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zimmermammNov. 18, 13 3:48 PM

What a complete waste of time! Hand the kids a print-out of the four food groups to eat everday and fire all of these wasteful resources.

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zimmermammNov. 18, 13 3:48 PM

Cuts always seem to target programs for the poor because most of them are completely wasteful.

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zimmermammNov. 18, 13 3:57 PM

Pretty obvious we didn't need 152 workers to distribute the 4-FoodGroup handout from the FDA. What a waste.

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zimmermammNov. 18, 13 3:58 PM

How about excluding obese people from the SNAP program?

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zimmermammNov. 18, 13 3:59 PM

152workers X 50States = 7600Workers. And you wonder why some people claim the government is bloated????

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kpbartNov. 18, 13 4:05 PM

Good. People can make their own decisions of what to eat.

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freedubayNov. 18, 13 4:19 PM

Sounds like it was just a jobs program. Do people really know what they should or shouldn't be eating? I know my daughter just took a foods class that they cover this type of stuff plus the stuff I constantly tell her what not to eat.

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