The collaborative work of four States won a national award

26 Sep

1239424_10151853419084114_572730299_n[1]In the picture, from left to right, the president of the National Association of FACS giving the third place award certificate to Ines, Edda, Traci Armstrong, Liz Brushen-Cartagena and Diana Romano.

Last week Edda and I traveled to Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, to receive a national award for the newsletter in Spanish called Enlace Latino. It began two years ago during the National Extension Family and Consumer Sciences conference in New Mexico.

Enlace Latino is an educational newsletter that covers many subjects that impacts families and homes. The ones covered nutrition, health, finances, family relations and housing. All the information that is provided to the Latino readers is research based and is translated into the Spanish.

Contributors to the newsletter are: Diana Romano from Oklahoma State University, Traci Armstrong from Arizona State University, Liz Brushen-Cartagena from Kansas State University, and Andrea Scarrow, Edda, and me, from the University of Georgia. I am also the editor of the newsletter.

The newsletter layout is done by Abby DeReimer, the graphic designer at the communication department of Gwinnett County Government. The newsletter is published quarterly on line. It is also sent via e-mail to each contributor who distributes it in their own communities, counties, and States.

Each newsletter offers new information. In each edition of Enlace Latino there is a recipe, which is chosen from ones that people enjoy the most, with the nutritional value calculated.

Starting this fall, special events and announcements from each contributor will be posted for readers to learn more about upcoming programs and events.

You can take a look of Enlace Latino here http://www.gwinnettcounty.com/static/departments/communityservices/extension/pdf/Enlace.pdf

And let us know in what other ways we can use it!!!

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