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
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
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
So, why not plant a garden with your family this spring?
Not experienced? No space? Family won’t help? Continue reading
Guttenberg Head Start children had fun learning about Earth Day while listening to Kate Lower, Northeast Iowa Early Childhood FoodCorps Service Member read the book, ’10 Things I Can Do To Help My World’. Continue reading
Northeast Iowa Food & Fitness Initiative awarded Early Childhood Mini-Grant Awards to local Preschool Schools. The funds come from the WK Kellogg Foundation Early Childhood Grant. Continue reading
As the NEIFFI Early Childhood Coordinator, I encourage you to spend some time this month reflecting on the two simple questions listed below. It doesn’t matter if you are a parent, teacher, food service personnel, school administrator, daycare provider, grandparent, or anyone else who at times feed children…. these are very important questions. Continue reading
Throughout the colder months, Central’s Garden Club transitions into a Cooking Club. We have been having a lot of fun this year focusing on making foods with our Harvest of the Month local foods as well as following the amazing Little Chefs curriculum created by Nathan Spalding (a fellow FoodCorps service member). Continue reading
The NE Iowa Food and Fitness Initiative embraces the concept of pilot projects to test new products or methods to address community needs for wellness. Continue reading
The preschool students in Jolene Rosonke’s TLC Preschool Classroom in New Hampton, IA have been very active learning about the Farm to Early Care and Education’s featured local food – MILK! Continue reading