Shelby Henkelman

About Shelby Henkelman

My name is Shelby Henkelman and I am a recent Luther graduate with a degree in Social Work. I am originally from La Crosse, WI. Over the past four years I lived in Decorah, I have fallen in love with Northeast Iowa. I love taking my two dogs for walks, going on hikes, and especially cleaning and organizing!

Cooking Club Learns Healthy Snack Recipes

This month in cooking club, we focused on making healthy snacks. Previously, I had asked the kids what they wanted to make at the next cooking club. I presented them with a few options, one of my favorites being kale chips. To my surprise, a majority of the kids wanted to make kale chips. Some of the 4th graders at New Hampton remembered when I did a taste test in the beginning of the school and remembered enjoying them. Continue reading

Cross-Age Teaching about Healthy Heart Foods

Two students from 7th grade on the wellness team at St. Joseph Community School decided they wanted to teach a lesson about healthy heart foods in the spirit of Valentine’s Day with pre-schoolers and 1st/2nd graders. They came up with lesson and ideas all on their own and arranged scheduling a time to go into the classrooms. Unfortunately, late starts and snow days prevented us from doing this closer to Valentine’s Day. Continue reading

St. Joe’s Celebrates Catholic Schools Week with Healthy Snacks!

As part of Catholic Schools week, students were asked to think about what it means to treat their body as temple. One way we can take care of ourselves is by putting good food into our body that nourishes and sustains us. On Wellness Tuesday I worked with students from Pre-School all the way up to 8th grade to make a healthy snack with them. Continue reading

St. Joe’s Cooking Club Makes Zoodles!

The St. Joe’s Cooking Club had a fantastic time making Zoodles (Zucchini Noodles) using a spiralizer this week. They were particularly impressed with the length of the zoodles, and the shape of the of the core. We made the zoodles even more delicious by adding real parmesan cheese made at the Oneota Food Co-op, grape tomatoes, and garlic. They were a huge hit with the kids! Continue reading