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
I have received many warm “welcome backs” at Central during this exciting back to school time! I can’t quite express in words how gratifying it is to do service in a community that is so close to my heart. It truly means so much to me. Continue reading
To the Editor:
Seven years ago the Iowa Healthiest State Initiative launched the “start somewhere” walk as an opportunity to engage Iowans to join us in making Iowa the healthiest state in the nation. Since 2011, hundreds of thousands of Iowans have walked on the first Wednesday of October and we’ve seen a growing increase in making Iowa communities more walkable. Communities are adopting complete street policies, hiring staff dedicated to incorporating walking, biking and transit in transportation plans and launching walking school buses so kids can walk or bike safely to school. Continue reading
August means evaluation time, and the FFI Operations Team has been reviewing the past year and comparing the progress to our benchmarks (or indicators). Continue reading
Macie Weigand recently completed her FEEST internship. Here are her thoughts about the year.
Guest post by Becky Rea, K-12 Program Coordinator, ISU Extension and Outreach
RAGBRAI XLV came to Waukon and students were prepared! Upper Explorerland partnered with the Ride Right Committee and ISU Extension and Outreach to bring the bike rodeo to East and West Elementary and Waterville’s Kids Club. Continue reading
Applications are now being accepted for 2017-2018 AmeriCorps members serving with the Luther College Center for Sustainable Communities and the Northeast Iowa Food and Fitness Initiative. Join a team of passionate folks serving area schools in order to integrate healthy living into school culture through modeling and education. They are seeking a position to serve the New Hampton Community School District. Continue reading
As a child I helped my grandmother in the garden but I never took it upon myself to plant something on my own – That was, until I had to. October of 2016 is a time that I will always remember. It was the first time in my life that I independently planted a food crop. After watching several YouTube videos and speaking with more experienced gardeners, I decided to give it a try. Continue reading
Last week, we led a 3 day summer camp called Sprout Scouts!! Continue reading
If you know any school-age children, you have probably participated in a school fundraiser at some time. Just like any other school activity, if your school chooses to do fundraisers, they should communicate the same messages that support the goals of a healthy school environment while still earning money. Continue reading