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Francesca Benson

SDSU Extension Family & Community Health Field Specialist


SDSU Extension Lower Brule Sioux Tribe Admin Building
187 Oyate Circle
Lower Brule, SD 57548

Francesca is a Registered Dietitian and supports the citizens of South Dakota in her role as the SDSU Extension Family & Community Health Field Specialist based in Lower Brule. She is the "Healthy School Advisor" under the Team Nutrition Initiative and works closely with schools throughout the state.

Also by Francesca Benson

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South Dakota Farm to School Resource Guide

South Dakota's resource guide for starting a Farm to School

Group of young children receiving a free meal at a lunch station. Courtesy: USDA

Communities Around South Dakota Provide Summer Meals for All Children

This summer, communities across South Dakota will be serving free meals to children, to ensure good nutrition and growth. The USDA Summer Meals Programs works with the South Dakota Department of Education, Child and Adult Nutrition Services office to make sure that when school lets out children are well-nourished throughout the summer.