YOUTH ENGAGEMENT – Laura Liechty
The Waukon FFA Chapter (above) had a strong hand in harvesting 4000 ears of delicious sweet corn for the Waukon Corn Days celebration August 15-17.
EARLY CHILDHOOD – Halesia Johnson
Hand washing is a basic, everyday process — but it is also a skill and behavior that must be learned as a young child. Click here for some tips and resources to help you teach this skill to the little ones in your life.
REGIONAL FOOD SYSTEMS – Teresa Wiemerslage
LimeSprings Beef General Manager Michael Spinks hosted a Q&A and processing facility tour last week for Luther College representatives and community members involved in the local food movement. Via the facility tour, the college sought to determine if LimeSprings Beef would be a good fit for its sustainable purchasing goals. More.
ACTIVE LIVING – Ashley Christensen
Spotlight on Northeast Iowa! St. Joseph Community School in New Hampton is featured in this month’s edition of the Iowa Outdoors magazine (link on St. Joe’s FB page) The article highlights the school’s super successful Bike to School Day event held in May. Way to go, St. Joe’s!
Iowa’s FoodCorps members are trained and heading to a community near you! There will be three members in NE Iowa: Oelwein, Postville and Waukon.
“Words on Wellness” is a monthly newsletter from ISU Extension that promotes a healthy lifestyle for Iowans. In each issue, you’ll gain reliable, research-based information about nutrition, exercise, and food safety, and explore the power of incorporating healthy practices into daily living. This is a great resource for worksites to share with employees. View past issues and subscribe here.
TIP OF THE WEEK: What are your favorite meals to freeze? A recent post on the Spend Smart Eat Smart blog, has a video with tips on freezing leftovers and healthy recipes that freeze well to make family mealtime a breeze.