Youth Leaders Address the Issues of Poverty, Hunger and Food Insecurity

4-H Food and Fitness members gathered from 9 school districts around NE Iowa for the Regional Youth Leadership Team winter gathering on the Luther College campus this month. These youth and adults from area schools meet quarterly to learn about wellness issues in their communities, identify projects to help their school or community, and network by sharing experiences of their club projects and build ideas for future ones. Continue reading

Allamakee Live Healthy Iowa Kick Off

Allamakee Community Schools celebrated the start of Live Healthy Iowa on February 2nd in the Waukon High School gym. Students were treated to a skit, fun games, and prizes thrown into the crowd! The high school 4-H Food and Fitness Youth team planned the event, along with Youth Coach Stef Perkins, ACSD FoodCorps service member Ashley Turk, and community volunteer Dani Bucknell. Continue reading

Young Leaders Motivated to Make a Difference


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Keep a look out NE Iowa… I just met 25 amazing middle and high school students who want to address the health issues in their communities! Food insecurity, the imbalance of food distribution, poverty, access to healthy living environments, and … Continue reading

Youth are Ready for Action

These last couple weeks, I have had the opportunity to meet some of our youth teams and their coaches at our Cross Age Teaching and FEEST trainings. The students have put in the time and dedication to learn about these programs and are ready to implement them in their schools. Continue reading