Last week, we kicked off Garden Club with a field trip to Turkey River Farm! In celebration of National Farm to School Month farmers Pete Kerns and Natasha Hegmann welcomed us to their farm near Elkport, Iowa. Continue reading
This year marks the 2nd Annual Walk hosted by Central Community Schools! The walk was well organized in partnership with the new school nurse at Central, Meghan Bergan. All grades PreK-12 students and staff embarked on an adventure to Founder’s Park on Wednesday, October 4. It was a beautifully sunny warm fall day and we were celebrating wellness by walking during the school day. Elementary walked in the morning and Junior/High school walked in the afternoon. The students returned to their classrooms with their brains ready to learn after activating them by walking and taking a short break outdoors. Continue reading
From Luther College Sustainability News, 10/9/17.
When you dine at Luther College, chances are that some part of your meal came from a local farm. As a matter of fact, last year 26% of all food and beverages served on campus were locally produced. Continue reading
What’s the most effective way to reduce childhood obesity? That was the topic of research conducted by the Northeast Iowa Food and Fitness Initiative, Luther College and Mayo Clinic. The research examined the impact of the Northeast Iowa Food and Fitness Initiative on rates of increase in Body Mass Index in elementary school children families in Allamakee, Clayton, Chickasaw, Fayette, Howard and Winneshiek Counties over the course of six years. Continue reading
October is an exciting month in northeast Iowa! The leaves are changing color, the air is becoming crisp and harvest season is winding down for most farmers. As we enter autumn, we honor the summer of hard work by harvesting and sharing garden bounties with friends and family. Schools across the county have joined together to celebrate this time of plenty through Farm to School Month, a month dedicated to developing and applauding strong connections between schools and local foods. Continue reading
Pictures speak volumes about how the Turkey Valley Preschool children participated and learned about the Farm to Early Care and Education featured food for September – MELONS! Continue reading