Gretchen Musicant

Healthy kids, healthy city

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Mayor Betsy Hodges announced the members of her Cradle to K Cabinet May 23, acting on a campaign pledge to close Minneapolis’ gaps by focusing on its citizens’ first years of life.

Hodges’ Cradle to K initiative is premised on the idea that early disparities in health and childcare can affect children through their school years and into adulthood. The cabinet is tasked with coordinating the existing resources available to expectant mothers and young children and identifying where more can be done.

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