4-H and Iowa State Researchers Partner to Enhance School Wellness

The Iowa 4-H Youth Development Program has partnered with an interdisciplinary research team of Iowa State University faculty and students to strengthen in-school wellness across the state. They’re working together on an evidence-based obesity prevention program called SWITCH — “School Wellness Integration Targeting Child Health.” Continue reading

Weekly Bits – May 26

Beef…it’s what was for lunch at MFL MarMac Elementary, as staff and students feasted on hamburgers grilled by the Clayton County Beef Producers. The meat was both raised and processed locally, thanks to FFI and the Iowa Food Hub. Afterward, the second graders enjoyed a presentation by the Clayton County Beef Queen, Hayley Kann. She taught them about beef cattle, then gave students cow-shaped cookies. It was a sweet way to end the day and also to celebrate May Beef Month.

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Weekly Bits – April 28

We’re live! Our website at https://walkneiowa.org/ is available for your use. Read walking stories, download resources to promote walking in your community, or submit your own walking story!  Community health partners from the region gathered this week to learn about the new resources and to create plans for rolling out the campaign in their communities and healthcare centers. Continue reading