Tess Bergman

About Tess Bergman

I’m Tess Bergman, from Eagan, Minnesota. This past May I graduated from Iowa State University with a degree in Food Science and a minor in Business. I’ve spent the last two years working in the food industry in quality, research and development, and product development positions. I’m looking forward to teaching students about the power of a healthy diet and lifestyle.

Smoothies and Sketches

Cooking with young students has become one of the most delightful and hilarious experiences I regularly have. The kindergarten and first grade cooking club in particular has established a great balance between loving the rules and sneaking food scraps during prep. They are very skillful at sprinkling grated cheese into their mouths without touching their fingers to their lips. Continue reading

Not a Crazy Food Scientist

Hi! My name is Tess Bergman and I am a new AmeriCorps service member. I’m so excited to be serving with the Northeast Iowa Food and Fitness Initiative in partnership with Central Community School District in Elkader, Iowa. This school year I will be a resource to the Central Community schools in their mission to provide a learning environment that incorporates good nutrition, regular physical activity, and promotes overall wellness! Continue reading