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Mary Jo Forbord
Coordinator, Morris Healthy Eating, University of Minnesota, Morris

Americans living in rural areas are four times more likely to lack access to a healthy food retailer than those who live in urban areas, according the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In the small southwestern town of Morris, Minnesota, community members and university students have banded together to fix that through Morris Healthy Eating—a University of Minnesota-based organization that works to make healthy foods more affordable and more accessible to people throughout Stevens County. Led by Mary Jo Forbord, registered dietician and certified organic farmer, the group has brought in new vendors to the Morris Area Farmers …

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