Area Schools Purchase $64,000 in Local Food

Northeast Iowa schools purchased over $64,000 in food from local farms in the 2016-17 school year. Fourteen school districts contributed numbers to the survey which is conducted annually by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach on behalf of the Northeast Iowa Food and Fitness Initiative. Continue reading

Youth Leaders Address the Issues of Poverty, Hunger and Food Insecurity

4-H Food and Fitness members gathered from 9 school districts around NE Iowa for the Regional Youth Leadership Team winter gathering on the Luther College campus this month. These youth and adults from area schools meet quarterly to learn about wellness issues in their communities, identify projects to help their school or community, and network by sharing experiences of their club projects and build ideas for future ones. Continue reading

Take 2

brandi-schoolHello again! My name is Brandi Crozier and I am an AmeriCorp Member for the Northeast Iowa Food & Fitness Initiative serving in the MFL MarMac CSD as the Resource Contact.  This will be my second year of service.  Going into this school year, I feel I have a pretty good grasp on the goals and priorities of my district, as well as the resources available to serve them. Continue reading

MFL MarMac continues support of FFI

MFL MarMac will continue support of the Northeast Iowa Food and Fitness Initiative next year. Through the program, which serves Allamakee, Chickasaw, Clayton, Fayette, Howard and Winneshiek Counties, representatives work with school districts’ wellness committees, teachers, food service and administrators to improve each school’s food, fitness and wellness policies. Continue reading