Learning about milk in Oelwein

Oelwein High School juniors, Jakub Conner, Sierra Brennan, Sammi Paul, and Carly Jeanes, are Food and Fitness cross age teachers who visit 2nd grade classrooms at Wings Park Elementary each month to lead the youth in the Farm to School lesson.

 

January’s featured food was milk. Children discussed the different foods within the dairy category on the MyPlate. They also learned that the main nutrient in milk is calcium and drinking milk helps build stronger bones and teeth. Then they became milk detectives during a blind taste-test of whole, skim and local cream-line milk.

 

The high school youth are part of Mrs. McCleary’s Ag Issues class and have been participating in Farm to School Cross-age teaching lessons through the Fayette County 4-H Food and Fitness program.

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Teresa Wiemerslage is a regional program coordinator for Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in northeast Iowa. She also coordinates the work of the NE Iowa Food & Farm Coalition. She tries to be a good team player and keep up with the service members by posting regularly about the food system.

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