On April 24th Mission: Readiness staff and a Minnesota volunteer met with Gov. Dayton and legislators to make the case for $6M for Safe Routes to School infrastructure. The childhood obesity problem has been identified by the group as a national security issues. Mission: Readiness also distributed a recent report showing how Safe Routes to School programs strengthen the future of national security by helping youth become more physically active. Read the report here
Additionally Rep. Dettmer asked House members to welcome and recognize Gen. Schulstad for his 34 years of service in the Air Force and his work with Mission Readiness to fight childhood obesity through initiatives like Safe Routes to School.
From Left: Kimberly Espinosa, Steve Doster, Gov. Dayton, Gen. Dennis Schulstad (retired), MDH Commissioner Ed Ehlinger, and Rachel Callanan (American Heart Association)