Wholesome Minnesota news

We’re proud to be a voice in our local plant-based movement. Here’s what we’ve been up to.

Wholesome Minnesota supports successful student initiatives

Over the past year, CAA’s Wholesome Minnesota program has focused on working with student environmental groups.  The education, support and empowerment we offer has helped jumpstart great progress! Plant-based school meals are being instituted and students are educating their peers on the issue….

Wholesome Minnesota focus on high school “Green Teams” is having an impact!

Jodi Miller Gruhn, our Wholesome Minnesota Director, recently met with students at the Apple Valley Environmental School. Her presentation focused on the impact of diet on the environment. Her main point was that a plant-based diet is better for the planet…

Wholesome Minnesota and Support + Feed partner to support and empower student groups

Support+Feed (supportandfeed.org) is partnering with CAA’s Wholesome Minnesota to educate youth groups on the importance of plant-based eating. The issue is being presented related to the benefits for both personal health and the environment….

Wholesome Minnesota presented to the Minnesota Public Health Association

Wholesome Minnesota (WM) Director, Jodi Gruhn presented at the Minnesota Public Health Association’s state conference in May 2022. The theme was, “Together, for Planet and Community.” This opportunity allowed her to highlight WM’s vision with an influential audience…

Richfield Public Schools is the first K-12 district in the country pledging to offer plant-based food options

It started at the snack bar. When Jodi Gruhn’s kids came in from the playing field, she wanted to be able to offer them healthy, tasty food options — but their choices were severely limited…

Classrooms, Community, and Cafeterias

Take a listen to Wholesome Minnesota Director, Jodi Gruhn and MN Dept of Ag’s Kate Seybold on the Nourish by MN350 podcast. They discuss solutions like local sourcing and plant-based menu items in schools to offer a better future for our children.

Over 200 high school students explore the “power of the plate” with Wholesome Minnesota

My visit to Armstrong High school was one of my favorite days working for Wholesome Minnesota. The FACS (Family and Consumer Science) teachers had promoted my “vegan” visit and the students in the seven classes I visited were incredibly curious. Some because they are interested in plant-based eating, others because they thought…