This month in cooking club, we focused on making healthy snacks. Previously, I had asked the kids what they wanted to make at the next cooking club. I presented them with a few options, one of my favorites being kale chips. To my surprise, a majority of the kids wanted to make kale chips. Some of the 4th graders at New Hampton remembered when I did a taste test in the beginning of the school and remembered enjoying them. Continue reading
For the month of January and February, students from New Hampton and St. Joe’s have been learning out the parts of plants and how they can eat all the parts of a plant by eating a variety of vegetables. Continue reading
This month, the New Hampton Elementary and St.Joe’s cooking clubs both had the opportunity to try a trendy new food: smoothie bowls! Continue reading
…They might say, “I don’t like it” or “ew.”
They might make a face or scrunch up their nose
They may refuse to even try a small bite Continue reading
This month opened up new and exciting opportunities to 4th graders at New Hampton Elementary. Once a month, we will get together to cook and share in our creations. For our first club, I decided on making something I knew all the kids would like: pizza! Continue reading
The Wellmark Foundation awarded 30 Community Kickstarter grants totaling $277,654 for initiatives intended to make Iowa communities more active or improve access to healthy foods. Continue reading
With Farm to School month in full swing, I have been doing taste tests to highlight local foods at St. Joe’s and the New Hampton public school. I started with doing a taste test of roasted pumpkin seeds using seeds from St. Joe’s school garden. From there I progressed to doing a variety of bell peppers and hummus at the public school. Once I had done my first taste tests at both the school I’m serving at, I decided to get a little more ambitious. One day, I decided it would be a great idea to do a kale chips taste test at the public school for the entire elementary and middle school! Although all of the taste tests I did have gone pretty well, there were some lessons I learned along the way…. Continue reading
National Walk to School Day was a huge success in New Hampton this morning!Continue reading
Hello! My name is Shelby Henkelman, and I will be the AmeriCorps member serving in the New Hampton Community Schools. I am very excited to begin my year of service with the Northeast Iowa Food and Fitness Initiative! Continue reading
To promote healthy eating and a healthy community, Kathy Babcock, Jolene Rosonke and Jordan Anderson have banded together to be advocates for a healthy lifestyle in Chickasaw County.
The committee began when a Northeast Iowa Food and Fitness grant was awarded to the three women to help them improve their community. Kathy Babcock, the Chickasaw County Public Health administrator, said some of the goals of the group are to promote healthy eating and exercise in the community as well as hope to work with the school to get them to commit to spend money on locally grown food to serve in school.