Why School Wellness Matters
Research shows that a healthy, happy child performs better in the classroom, has better attendance, and less behavioral problems. There is also plenty of anecdotal evidence demonstrating how good nutrition and physical activity are key ingredients for students to thrive.
The Northeast Iowa Food and Fitness Initiative is helping schools meet the growing need to improve student health and academic performance. We work to build into the school environment and curriculum principles that emphasize good nutrition, active living, and local food values. We create garden classrooms that feed student bodies and minds across a variety of subjects and into the school cafeteria.
Learn about how we are changing school environments through these activities: