Research has shown that children who play outdoors regularly are happier, healthier, and stronger.
On Valentines day, students across the United States bring empty boxes to school with hopes of filling it with sweet cards and even sweeter treats. I’m not quite sure that the day focuses on “love” and “appreciation” anymore. In my opinion, Valentines day is that one day that all the healthy school rules go out the window and kids get to eat candy until their belly aches. Continue reading
Jes Wegner, Community Health Nurse for Gundersen Palmer Community Health and West Union Walking School Bus champion, was recently honored by the West Union community during West Union’s annual Community Awards Banquet. Continue reading
Move over Batman, here comes the WSB!
This week brought some excitement for the Walking School Bus (WSB) program in Decorah as a very special guest tagged along on the walk to school. Continue reading
Upper Explorerland’s Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Program is piloting community active living programs in Decorah this school year. “Community Walks” debuted in October 2016 as part of the Healthiest State Initiative’s Annual Walk and continue monthly. Continue reading
Recent fizzy fun in Fayette County Early Childhood settings with winter squash, baking soda and vinegar! Continue reading
The Beginning Farmer Network met for the first time on Monday, November 14. With around 40 people in attendance, the enthusiasm and comradery were palpable. The crowd was excited about the gathering and opportunities for networking and collaborating- so much so, in fact, that members decided to meet monthly, with additional time slots for educational workshops, and even work nights for farmers to do paperwork together. Continue reading