By Staci Hemesath and Teresa Wiemerslage
Local food training workshops for child care providers were held on October 2, 9, and 16 at the Kirkwood Corporate Training Center in Hiawatha, IA. Training was led by Teresa Wiemerslage, field specialist with the ISU Extension Local Foods Team and was coordinated by Kelly Hanson with the Association for Education of Youth Children. Continue reading
Fayette County preschoolers have enjoyed learning about this nutritious local vegetable called Cabbage with Miss Vicki this month. Continue reading
Kahler’s Pumpkin Patch hosts Taste of Fayette County
By Haley Brase, The Fayette County Union, firstname.lastname@example.org Continue reading
I’m sure you have heard the old sayings ‘You should walk your own talk’ – or ‘Be a good role model’.
Well, as the Early Childhood Coordinator for FFI and after a long week of work …. I still try my best to faithfully do what I promote and believe in. Continue reading
The Farm to Early Childhood Care and Education (F2ECE) Learning Group had a wonderful experiential evening July 18 in rural Solon. Brydie Criswell invited the Iowa City/Cedar Rapids area F2ECE group to her Nature-Based Education Center for a tour and to experience the good outdoors. Continue reading
“Summer is SWEET CORN season in Iowa, and also our locally grown Food of the Month for July! Preschoolers learned how sweet corn grows and the many ways it is used in our foods. Continue reading
I recently read this article and thought as the Early Childhood Coordinator, parent and grandparent myself, I would share it with you. As parents, grandparents, teachers and providers of young children this is great information to rethink what we are feeding our precious kids and what you are eating as a role models. Continue reading
Northeast Iowa Food and Fitness Early Childhood awarded 35 Farm to Early Care and Education Mini Grants to encourage Farm to Early Education in the classrooms during the 2017-2018 school years. Here are photos and a few comments how teachers used funds to improve their program. Continue reading
Even though I have my garden planted I still enjoy going to Farmers’ Markets.
They have wonderful produce ready to purchase while my seedlings are just starting to bloom. Continue reading