Schools and communities across the region walked last week for National Walk/Bike to School Day and for the Healthiest State Walk. Check out the FFI Facebook page for photos from Waukon, Elgin, Fayette, Cresco, Decorah, McGregor, Elkader, New Hampton and more! Continue reading
From Luther College Sustainability News, 10/9/17.
When you dine at Luther College, chances are that some part of your meal came from a local farm. As a matter of fact, last year 26% of all food and beverages served on campus were locally produced. Continue reading
What’s the most effective way to reduce childhood obesity? That was the topic of research conducted by the Northeast Iowa Food and Fitness Initiative, Luther College and Mayo Clinic. The research examined the impact of the Northeast Iowa Food and Fitness Initiative on rates of increase in Body Mass Index in elementary school children families in Allamakee, Clayton, Chickasaw, Fayette, Howard and Winneshiek Counties over the course of six years. Continue reading
ACTIVE LIVING – Ashley Christensen & April Bril Continue reading
Elizabeth Happ is the new AmeriCorps service member for the Allamakee Community School District for the 2017-18 school year. Continue reading
A garden has been planted outside Carrie Lee Elementary School in Decorah.
The garden, which was planted this spring and is being maintained through the summer, is an extension of the science curriculum at the school and a source of fresh produce for the school lunch program. Carrie Lee students prepared, planted, watered and weeded the garden this spring and summer. Continue reading
FOOD SYSTEMS – Teresa Wiemerslage & Kayla Koether Continue reading
The newly revitalized Clayton County Master Gardeners group wants to plant an idea in the minds of other gardeners: If your vegetable patch has produced more produce than you can consume, consider donating your surplus to the Clayton County Food Shelf. Continue reading