Hy-Vee’s Sprouts wins $1K grant

Published 5:08 pm Saturday, January 26, 2013

Cassidy Davidson, 7, picks a carrott with the help of her four-year-old sister Allie Davidson at the Sprouts — Get Out and Grow Program's open house in 2012. - Eric Johnson/photodesk@austindailyherald.com

A grocery store nutrition class started in Austin is garnering national attention.

The Food Marketing Institute awarded Hy-Vee a 2012 FMI Community Outreach Award for youth development for the Sprouts “Get Out and Grow!” program started by local dietitian Jennifer Haugen.

Hy-Vee was one of six companies to win an award and receive $1,000 to enhance its recognized program.

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Haugen started the program two years ago in Austin, and the classes have spread to other Hy-Vee stores across the country.