|“Local Food Makes Cents: For Iowa Kids and Farmers” Awards $43,000 to Iowa ECEs Continue reading|
We have a lot of snow outside right now, but some days the temperature is SO cold, it’s not very fun, or very safe, to be outside playing. Here is an action story so you can pretend you’re outside in the snow while you’re warm and cozy inside! Someone can read the story, and your whole family can join! Have fun! Continue reading
Build Your Own Tacos!
Beef is the Food of the Month and this is a great recipe to celebrate beef. Continue reading
Celebrate National Pizza Day
Pizza is my favorite food. Hands down! So please join me on February 9th to celebrate National Pizza Day. Pizza originated in the southwest region of Italy, home to Naples. It really didn’t become popular in the United States until our servicemen from WWII returned home after being introduced to pizza in Italy. This is when the pizza market in the United States exploded and made pizza one of the most popular foods in America. Continue reading
Congratulations! Northeast Iowa Food & Fitness Early Childhood is pleased to announce we awarded 23 Early Childhood Mini-Grant Awards to local Preschools and Daycare Centers in NE Iowa. The funds come from the NE Iowa WK Kellogg Foundation Early Childhood Grant. Continue reading
Carrots are the Food of the Month – Enjoy Miss Hallie’s recipes this month!
Carrots are a staple in our house. Two of my boys eat them dipped in peanut butter, and the other loves to eat them with hummus. They are a nutritious, inexpensive, and widely available vegetable. Sometimes it’s fun to think outside of the box, and these recipes are great ways to eat carrots if you want something different than raw carrot sticks. Continue reading
World Soil Day is on December 5th every year. This annual awareness day aims to raise understanding of the importance of soil quality for human well-being, food security and the ecosystems. Continue reading
Farm to Early Care and Education Implementation Grant (FIG) Will Expand Efforts in 10 States and the District of Columbia Continue reading
I love my 3 boys dearly. Really, I do. But, sometimes their energy and wildness can drive me crazy! Channeled into yoga poses, though, that energy is fun and contagious. They jump around, hang upside down on my wall ropes, and love moving back and forth between adho mukha svanasana (downward facing dog pose) and urdhva mukha svanasana (upward facing dog). Aside from burning off some of their energy, I find that yoga simply makes them happy. And that is reason enough to keep them practicing! Continue reading