West Central Food and Fitness 4-H club members Kenzie Squires, Rachel Walenceus, Mary McDonough, and Lauren Fink recently delivered “Take a Break Bags” to area farmers during the busy harvest season. Continue reading
Here is an update from the environmental projects monitoring class at Central High School aka Central Green Team. Last year, they installed a large worm bin inside of the bus garage. This year they purchased a stackable worm bin for inside housing during the cold months. All 15,000 of the little red wigglers are happy and warm in their new home. They are still getting fed food scraps from the lunch room. The liquid that comes off the compost is collected and used to fertilize the lettuce that they have been growing in the greenhouse to use in the lunch room. Continue reading
Macie Weigand recently completed her FEEST internship. Here are her thoughts about the year.
If you know any school-age children, you have probably participated in a school fundraiser at some time. Just like any other school activity, if your school chooses to do fundraisers, they should communicate the same messages that support the goals of a healthy school environment while still earning money. Continue reading
Today is a bittersweet day. I am departing my position as the Youth & Nutrition Coordinator in northeast Iowa. I have accepted a position at Iowa State University as the State 4-H Healthy Living Specialist. Continue reading
Cook This! Challenge
Saturday, May 13, 10 AM – 2 PM, Postville High School
Age Divisions: Grades 4-6 , 7-8, 9-12 Continue reading
MFL MarMac student Macie Weigand (pictured left) is an active 4-H member, participating in both the Monona Junior Feeders 4-H Club, as well as the Northeast Iowa Food and Fitness Initiative (FFI), through the school district. Continue reading
FFI 4-H members Macie Weigand from MFL MarMac (left) and Kaci Rausch from Turkey Valley recently attended the National 4-H Healthy Living Summit in Washington, DC. Behind them is a a futuristic newspaper heading declaring that “All communities in NE Iowa are food secure!” Continue reading
Source: Oelwein Daily Register, 12/28/16.
Five families in the Oelwein School District are benefiting over winter break from a breakfast bag project created by fellow students. Under the leadership of Lauren Allbritton, FoodCorps AmeriCorps Service member through the NE Iowa Food & Fitness Initiative, a 4-H club was put together at the middle and high school. Continue reading