Eating out this summer with family? Maybe you are going on vacation, going to grandma’s house or just out for a weekend drive. We all stop somewhere to eat on the way. You may want to read this article by the American Heart Association to help you make healthier choices for your family this summer. Starting May 21, 2018 things are changing – I think for the better. Continue reading
Crestwood Elementary is creating a school environment that supports healthy behaviors and aims to empower students through nutrition education, school meals, and engagement of staff, parents, and the community through a project with the Iowa Department of Education. Continue reading
Healthiest State Initiative, a nonprofit organization driven by the goal to make Iowa the healthiest state in the nation, and the Iowa Department of Public Health announces that 12 Iowans have been accepted into the 2018 Iowa Walking College. Among those Walking College members is Jayne McCormick, a member of the “Walk-on Waukon” organization. Continue reading
East Elementary students made mini pizzas as part of a grant to teach “Farm to Pizza” curriculum! After reviewing the components of MyPlate, students drew pictures of pizza toppings and ingredients while determining if they are a grain, fruit, vegetable, dairy or protein! Continue reading
I can’t believe my second and final service term is winding down. I have been partnering with the Northeast Iowa Food and Fitness Initiative (FFI) for about seven years now in both my personal and professional life. I have especially been able to enhance my experience and relationship with FFI through my experience as an Early Childhood FoodCorps service member. I have gained countless life-long relationships and have learned valuable lessons and skills. I had the really unique opportunity to be the first Early Childhood specific service member and it has been an extremely rewarding and beneficial experience. Continue reading
The short loop around the outer edge of the Driftless Area Wetlands Centre’s property will transform into a nature play trail this year. Continue reading
Thanks to the Special Teachers in Early Childhood who take time to ‘Role Model’!
I want to personal thank all the Early Childhood Education Teachers and Daycare Providers who are implementing Farm to Early Care and Education in their classrooms. You are truly making a difference in not only the children’s lives but you are influencing the lives of their families. Continue reading
We had over 70 submissions from across the region for this year’s Beat the Blues Winter Marathon Challenge! Participants ranged from ages 2-73, some completing multiple “marathons” from January 7-March 3. Here is just some of the positive participant feedback the challenge has received… Continue reading
So, why not plant a garden with your family this spring?
Not experienced? No space? Family won’t help? Continue reading