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Archive: Month: March 2022

March 28, 2022

Well, it’s here folks. The 2022 legislative session has been well underway after gaveling in on January 31, and it has gone almost as everyone expected. That is, not that much has really happened. Minnesota remains one of only two states in the entire country to have a split legislature and all 201 legislative seats […]

MNAAP sent a letter to leadership in both the House and Senate indicating strong support for increased funding for early childhood initiatives, MNAAP’s top legislative priority this session. These initiatives enhance the health, education, care and opportunity of our youngest Minnesotans. Given the $9.25 billion budget surplus, MNAAP argued now is the time for significant […]

March 25, 2022

Amos S. Deinard, MD, MPH, FAAP, passed away at the age of 86 on March 9, 2022, from complications of Alzheimer’s disease. Dr. Deinard was a longtime member of MNAAP. Dr. Deinard’s motto was, “Go forth and varnish” and he was an ardent supporter of pediatric oral health initiatives. In 2005, he helped found and direct the […]

March 16, 2022

One in six Minnesota children experiences food insecurity, yet one in four food-insecure kids comes from a household that doesn’t qualify for support, according to the Minnesota Hunger Initiative. Hunger-Free Schools are essential to ensure all students are supported in achieving their academic potential; that all students have access to nutritious options while they are […]

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