Today I was in a waiting room and picked up a recent Better Homes and Garden Magazine to look at.
In the magazine they have a fact page (Your Guide To A Happy, Healthy Life). A large picture on the page of a ‘one eyed’ cake pop caught my eye. As I looked closer the fact with it was astonishing to me. Continue reading
We have fun in NE Iowa connecting children to where their food comes from and how the local food system works. Continue reading
Northeast Iowa Food & Fitness Initiative is pleased to announce 24 Early Childhood Mini-Grant Awards to local Preschools and Daycares. These $100 mini awards will be used to support Farm to Early Education in the classroom. Continue reading
We’re about halfway through the school year already! After meeting with my three classes for 5 months now, and having done a variety of different activities, I feel like the kids have gotten very comfortable with me, and that I have a good feel for their interests also. We’ve gone from them staring at me and not asking questions to being very engaged and hugging me when I leave their room, and volunteering information about what their mom grows in the garden or what happens to the milk from their farm, or what they like to eat with cheese on it. Continue reading
Since being the NE Iowa Food & Fitness Coordinator, I have heard children described as ‘picky eaters, fussy eaters, finicky eaters and persnickety eaters’. Continue reading
Fayette County preschoolers have enjoyed learning about this nutritious local vegetable called Cabbage with Miss Vicki this month. Continue reading
Northeast Iowa Food & Fitness Initiative (NEIFFI) is pleased to announce 22 Early Childhood Mini-Grant Awards to local Preschool Schools. Continue reading
I’m sure you have heard the old sayings ‘You should walk your own talk’ – or ‘Be a good role model’.
Well, as the Early Childhood Coordinator for FFI and after a long week of work …. I still try my best to faithfully do what I promote and believe in. Continue reading
The Farm to Early Childhood Care and Education (F2ECE) Learning Group had a wonderful experiential evening July 18 in rural Solon. Brydie Criswell invited the Iowa City/Cedar Rapids area F2ECE group to her Nature-Based Education Center for a tour and to experience the good outdoors. Continue reading
“Summer is SWEET CORN season in Iowa, and also our locally grown Food of the Month for July! Preschoolers learned how sweet corn grows and the many ways it is used in our foods. Continue reading