Resources

Printable Resources

The following links will download a .PDF file of the brochure that can be printed off.

Healthy Eating Brochure (PDF)

Active Living Brochure (PDF)

Smoke-Free Living Brochure (PDF)

Anoka County Community Action Program Resource Guidebook


Resource Index

Our resource index is divided by various topic areas of interest: Be Active, Eat Well, Breastfeeding, and Tobacco Free.
The following links will direct you to another web page with specific information about that resource.

Be Active

Anoka County Parks and Recreation
Find information about parks, trails, campsites, and programs in Anoka County.

City Parks and Recreation
Links to the parks and recreation departments for each city, where you can find specific information about offerings in your community.

Community Education Classes
Learn about fitness classes and other opportunities available for all community members through the school districts in Anoka County.

Local Resource Map
Search for opportunities to be physically active near you.

Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans
Learn about the importance of physical activity and how to make it part of your regular routine.

YMCA Twin Cities
The YMCA of the Twin Cities is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to personal development and healthy living. Locations in Anoka County include sites in Andover, Forest Lake, Lino Lakes, and Coon Rapids. 

Eat Well

Anoka County Community Meals
A list of free community meals available for individuals and families throughout the year.

Anoka County Farms and Farmers Markets
A list of seasonal markets and farms where you can purchase fresh, local produce and other goods. 

Anoka County Food Shelves
A complete list of all food shelves and food distribution sites available to Anoka County residents.

Community Free Food Calendar
A monthly calendar with all of the free food options available in Anoka County.

Cooking Healthy on a Budget
Videos to teach you basic cooking skills and how to cook on a budget.

Local Resource Map
Search for local food shelves, low cost meals, farmers markets, and community gardens near you.

Meals on Wheels
Information for Meals on Wheels services specific to Anoka County residents (60 years and older).

Minnesota Food Helpline
With one call the Minnesota Food HelpLine assesses the caller’s situation and provide solutions to their food needs.

University of Minnesota Extension
Find a plethora of information about food, health, nutrition, gardening/farming, and much more.

University of Minnesota Extension AnswerLine
Call for reliable, research-based answers for your questions about safely cooking, canning, and freezing foods... and much more!

USDA MyPlate
A simple food guidance system to help you plan a healthy diet.

Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding and Child Care
Information about breastfeeding for child care providers. Become recognized by the Minnesota Department of Health as a Breastfeeding Friendly Child Care provider.

Breastfeeding Friendly Locations
A map of all locations that have received MDH Breastfeeding Friendly designation.

Breastfeeding and Maternity Centers
Information and resources for hospitals and maternity centers.

Breastfeeding in the Workplace
Information about supporting breastfeeding mothers as they return to work.

Breastfeeding Support Group
Free, drop-in center for pregnant and breastfeeding moms to receive information and support from a board-certified lactation consultant and other breastfeeding mothers.
Monday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
4050 Coon Rapids Blvd Coon Rapids, MN 55433
(763) 236-7430

Educational Resources
Information about breastfeeding, weaning, hand expression, healthy eating as a breastfeeding mom, pumping, and much more!

General Information about Breastfeeding

La Leche League of Anoka County
Meetings and one-on-one support for breastfeeding mothers, as well as additional resources.Breastfeeding Helpline Counselors are available in English & Spanish at 1-877-452-5324.

Minnesota Breastfeeding Coalition
Breastfeeding resources for families and communities.

Public Health Nurse Family Home Visiting
Find support from a public health nurse and view the Breastfeeding Brochure with local resources.

Ready Set Breastfeed
A free informational class available to all WIC participants.

Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)
Supplemental nutrition program for low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, or non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and infants and children up to age 5 who are at nutritional risk. For breastfeeding mothers, there is also the Heart 2 Heart Support Group.

Tobacco Free

American Lung Association
Various resources to help you live tobacco free.

Clearway Minnesota
A non-profit organization working to reduce tobacco use and exposure to second hand smoke.

Freedom From Smoking
Freedom From Smoking has helped hundreds of thousands of people quit smoking through online and in-person guides and support communities.

Public Health Law Center
The Public Health Law Center at Mitchell Hamline School of Law provides information about smoking regulations.

QUITPLAN
1-888-354-7526
QUITPLAN offers free access to text, email, downloadable, and "starter kits" to help adult tobacco users quit. Quit coaches are available through the QUITPLAN Helpline 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Smoke-Free Housing Directory
A resources for renters to search for smoke-free housing options across Minnesota. Property managers can also apply to be listed.

Tobacco Cessation Health Coverage in Minnesota
Information about what your health insurance covers for tobacco cessation.

Tobacco Treatment Specialists in Anoka County
Tobacco Treatment Specialists trained through the Mayo Clinic are professionals who are certified to provide evidence-based interventions and treatment for tobacco dependence.

Youth Tobacco Resources
A list of resources for youth, parents, and schools for preventing tobacco and e-cigarette use, as well as youth-specific quitting/cessation resources.