Parent Resources

Free Meals for Kids

Only a click away, the Free Meals for Kids mobile app will help families and kids find free meals at schools and other sites across Minnesota during COVID-19.

How it works:

  • Download the Free Meals for Kids app to your cell phone.

  • Use the app to find the nearest site providing meals and meal packs by GPS.

  • Click on the nearby site and use the Meals Updates tab for more details.

  • Share the app with friends, neighbors and on social media.

Free Meals for Kids can be downloaded at Apple or Google Play app stores.

Cass County WIC

The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children - better known as the WIC Program - serves to safeguard the health of low-income pregnant, postpartum, and breastfeeding women, infants, and children up to age 5 who are at nutritional risk by providing nutritious foods to supplement diets, information on healthy eating including breastfeeding promotion and support, and referrals to health care.

MyPlate Assistant - MyPlate on Alexa

The MyPlate Alexa skill provides healthy eating tips for parents and caregivers on what and how to feed babies and toddlers based on their age (between 4 to 24 months*). Parents and caregivers can receive science-based food and nutrition advice to set their child up for lifelong healthy eating habits. *More ages coming soon!

IRS Child Tax Credit Update Portal

Important changes to the Child Tax Credit will help many families get advance payments of the Child Tax Credit starting in the summer of 2021. Half the total credit amount will be paid in advance monthly payments and you will claim the other half when you file your 2021 income tax return. 

BI-CAP

Bi-County Community Action Programs, Inc. (BI-CAP) envisions a thriving, healthy, and inclusive Beltrami & Cass County. To reach that vision, we are committed to our mission of helping low-income people achieve self-sufficiency in the two counties. Current programs include: early childhood education, housing, weatherization, energy assistance, & youth education/employment services.

HealthyChildren.org Ages & Stages

The Ages & Stages text messaging program has just launched! If you're expecting a baby or have kids up to the age of five, be sure to sign up to receive important age-based text messages for your family from the American Academy of Pediatrics!

In It Podcast for Parents and Kids

Listen to the joys and frustrations of supporting kids who learn and think differently. Hosts Amanda Morin and Gretchen Vierstra talk with parents, caregivers, teachers, and sometimes kids, offering support and advice for and from people who struggle with reading, math, focus, and other learning differences.

Circle of Change Support Group 

This is an informal and welcoming group which provides dialog along with peer support to discuss challenges all parents may face. 

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