Preschool and Kindergarteners Make Yogurt Parfaits!

Seasonality, or the concept of eating according to the current season’s harvest, and location (the beautiful and hilly driftless!) were the determining forces behind the development of the Northeast Iowa Harvest of the Month calendar. This calendar (see below) is a three-year curriculum guide for introducing seasonal, local foods to school aged children. Continue reading

Give Your Brain a Break!

When I began as the Allamakee School District service member, I was given an Action Plan put together by the School Wellness Working Team and former service member Andrew. This plan outlines past Food & Fitness activities, current initiatives and goals for the future to be accomplished by none other than myself. I was overwhelmed. There was no way I could even begin to accomplish all that was listed, I barely had a school email address! Continue reading