Farm to Early Childhood Grant Awards

Northeast Iowa Food & Fitness Initiative is pleased to announce 19 Early Childhood Mini-Grant Awards to local Preschool Schools. These $200 mini awards will be used to support Farm to Early Education in the classroom.The awards will be used in a variety of ways to connect preschool age children to where their food comes from and introducing healthy eating habits.


Congratulations to each of the following awardees:
1. Theresa Knutson, TLC New Hampton
2. Amanda Madery, TLC New Hampton
3. Tiffany Bredman, TLC New Hampton
4. Sara Converse, Turkey Valley Preschool
5. Michelle Tlusty, Turkey Valley Preschool
6. Jackie Rochford, Sunrise Preschool St. Joseph’s, New Hampton
7. Caroline Erickson, Central Preschool, Elkader
8. Kelli Baumler, Central Preschool, Elkader
9. Sonia Bockoven, Westside, Decorah
10. Clarissa Einck, Westside, Decorah
11. Rachel Hanson, Westside, Decorah
12. Melissa Johnston, Westside, Decorah
13. Emily Welper, MFL Mar Mac Preschool, Monona
14. Nikki Guese, MFL Mar Mac Preschool, Monona
15. Jill Roffman, West Elementary Preschool, Waukon

16. Darcy Wemark, Sunflower Preschool, Decorah
17. Gina Gorman, Sunflower Preschool, Decorah
18. Northeast Iowa Montessori School, Decorah
19. Kelli Knickerbocker, Little Star Preschool, Arlington


Thank you to all of these teaches for implementing Farm to Early Care and Education into their classrooms and connecting children to new local foods and learning more about our food system.

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