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October 7, 2012

‘Heart of Brown County’ to receive grant



The SWAP IT to DROP IT campaign highlights making healthier food and beverage choices. Currently, this campaign partners with five convenience stores, two grocery stores and 13 restaurants in New Ulm and will be expanded to additional stores and restaurants throughout Brown County.

The New Ulm project has for several years offered the American Lung Association’s Freedom from Smoking course to help participants quit smoking. With the help of the grant, the Heart of Brown County will train more individuals to teach the Freedom from Smoking program across Brown County.

The Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation, which tries to eliminate heart disease through clinical research and education, is the only organization in Minnesota awarded one of these recent grants.

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