Weekly Bits – April 14

Walking is all about connection. Connection between parts of the brain. Connection between body and mind. Connection to the natural world. And most importantly? Connection to each other. The soon-to-be-launched WalkNEIowa.org is preparing to help you put one foot in front of the other. Stop by and like their Facebook and Instagram pages to get the latest updates.


EARLY CHILDHOOD – Haleisa Johnson

ACTIVE LIVING – Ashley Christensen

A big thank you to these generous granting organizations for supporting Safe Routes to School work this school year:  Arlin Falck Foundation, Clayton County Foundation for the Future, Gundersen Health System, Iowa Department of Transportation, Mitchell and Howard County Opportunity Fund, Shopko Foundation, Waterville Community Foundation and Winneshiek County Community Foundation.


FOOD SYSTEMS – Teresa Wiemerslage & Kayla Koether


Cici Mueller was recently honored with the “Friend of Extension Award” at the ISU Extension and Outreach annual conference in Ames. Mueller has been a volunteer for over fifteen years through her work with the Master Gardener program, the Postville 4-H garden club, Postville’s Food and Fitness 4-H clubs, coordinating the regional FEEST teams, and being a judge at local county fairs for horticulture and 4-H food competition.


SCHOOL WELLNESS – FoodCorps and AmeriCorps Service members

With the nice weather and school coming to an end in May, kids have definitely started to get spring fever. Many teachers are noticing their students are having trouble focusing during the day. This month, Shelby wanted to do an activity with the kids that would help them re-focus their thoughts. She found a story online that incorporated Star Wars and Yoga!



NEW LOCAL FOODS NEWSLETTER  Check out the inaugural edition of the ISU Extension Local Foods Team’s newsletter. Don’t forget to subscribe!



Use your Easter egg hunt to encourage physical activity this year! Try this Easter egg fitness treasure hunt!

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