What do you do when you have to meet with 7 school resource contacts (RCs) and 7 core partners in 70 minutes? You speed-date! Continue reading
The Iowa Nutrition Network School Grant Program supports nutrition education in after-school and summer-school settings as well as in tandem with the Summer Food Service Program. 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
How do you get started with Farm to School? In our experience, these are the best foods to get started. Continue reading
I scream, you scream, we all scream for WALKING CLUB!
Walking Clubs, also known as Mileage Clubs, are simple and fun ways to incorporate more physical activity into a student’s day. Continue reading
Several schools in NE Iowa have seen success with “Flavor Stations” or “Spice Stations” in lunchrooms. The stations are a great way to give students a way to experiment with different flavors for their food beyond added salt, sugar or fat. Continue reading