North Dakota Nutrition Council


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Membership Application

Congratulations to all the 2017 Mini Grant Recipients:

Farm to Child Care 2017 - Krystle McNeal

On the Move to Better Health Cooking School - Julie Garden-Robinson

Cooking for Health - Peggy Netzer

Summer Fun Foods - Leigh Gunkel and Kristi Berdal

Ugly Food of the North - Megan Myrdal

Healthy Cooking in the Classroom Program - Angie Hasbrouck

Enhancement for Child Care Food Program Training Session - Ann Schuetzle

Updated Creditable Food Guide Training - Heide Martin

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Mini Grants

Purpose: To provide council members access to funding to enhance nutrition education programming. Eligible uses of grant funds include the purchase of educational materials/equipment/curriculum, defraying costs of conducting programs, and the development of materials. Granted funds must be spent within a year of being awarded. Personnel time is excluded. Grant(s) Amount: up to $500

Mini Grant Winners 2014Application Process:

Online Application Form (Must be completed by December 21, 2018)

Paper Application Form

When filling out the online form it may be helpful to work from a word document and copy and paste the information. The online form can be edited after submission if needed.

Proposal should include: a) title of program/project, b) description of the program/project, c) goals, d) proposed time line, e) evaluation plans, f) proposed budget, and g) potential sources of additional funding.

Applications will be evaluated on the program/project’s relevancy to one of the following goals of the North Dakota Nutrition Council:  a) to disseminate nutrition information and to publicize available nutrition education resources, b) to create an awareness of the nutritional value of and uses for North Dakota products, c) to publicize existing food and nutrition programs and services and to make recommendations to the public, d) to provide    accurate information to people who are dispensing nutrition information, e) to sponsor and support seminars, symposiums, conferences on food and nutrition issues.

If you have received a NDNC mini grant in the past and are applying for a grant to fund the same project, indicate how you will expand on your project. For example, provide an explanation as to how this project/program is different/better/enhanced than the previous year’s. 

Preference will be given to projects that have the potential for broad applications.  Nutrition/physical activity projects will qualify if the nutrition component is clearly stated and has relevancy to one of the NDNC goals.

Preference will be given to applicants who use SMART goals to describe their project. If you are unfamiliar with how to write a SMART goal, please reference this document.

The selection subcommittee will be comprised of three to five NDNC members.  One committee member will   be the immediate past president (chair), and at least one will be a non-board member. Notice will be given to grantees by March, 1 2018

Reports: Awardees must exhibit their program highlights at the next NDNC convention through a display and/or short presentation, as well as provide a "program highlights" piece to be put on the website.

*You must be a current NDNC member to apply.  Membership Application

For questions contact:

Michelle Strang, NDNC Past President

701-412-1618 or

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