Dawn Moen's daughter Mallory

Letting her daughter bike to school – a mother’s perspective

Dawn Moen lets her daughter Mallory bike to school every morning.  She watches her daughter lace up her tennis shoes, strap on her helmet, throw her backpack over her shoulders and off she goes. Mallory bikes with neighborhood kids on a 1 mile journey through Sartell, MN on her way to Middle School.

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BLEND Walk-A-Thons Continue to Build Momentum

The BLEND Walk-A-Thon model helped 19 schools raise more than $248,000 during the 2013-14 school year! These numbers have significantly climbed over the past few years. In the 2012-13 school year, 16 schools raised almost $192,000. The year before 11 schools raised $115,000!

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Steve Diamond Elements

No Bruising – Just Safe Cruising

The number of children walking or biking to and from school has been declining over the past three decades. Reasons include fewer sidewalks, students living further distances from schools, inclement weather, dangers from busy traffic and fear of crime or abduction. Safe Routes to School is taking steps in your community to overcome these issues.

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Squash

Looking for a great summer squash recipe?

Scoring a 100 on the NuVal® scale, summer squash can be eaten raw or cooked. They can be prepared in several ways, including steamed, baked and sautéed.  Kelly Radi shares a great recipe called “Grilled “Pizza” Squash.”  This simple appetizer or side dish has the flavor of pizza.

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FKCS Customized Beanie

Do you have a BLEND Fit Kid?

The 2014 Fit Kids Club Series has 13 more race events yet to complete this season.  That means there’s still time to register your child with BLEND and register to participate in any one (or many) of these awesome events.  Every child who fills out a Fit Kids Club Series registration form AND participates in 4 or more events will earn a customized beanie.

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