The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education program administered by The Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe in Cass Lake recently was recognized for offering nutrition education for low-income individuals and families on or near the Leech Lake Reservation. The curriculum incorporates traditional foods and language and involves tribal youth in growing, harvesting and preparing the food, a release said.

Department of Human Services Commissioner Jodi Harpstead visited the Leech Lake Reservation on Nov. 13 and presented the SNAP-Ed program with a Circle of Excellence Award.