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
The short loop around the outer edge of the Driftless Area Wetlands Centre’s property will transform into a nature play trail this year. 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
After nine years of cooking with Postville high school kids, the last FEEST event was held in March. They made pizza with cauliflower, zucchini, and whole wheat crust. Thanks to the FEEST interns Emma Heins and Litci Marroquin and advisor Cici Mueller for their support of the project. Continue reading
We had over 70 submissions from across the region for this year’s Beat the Blues Winter Marathon Challenge! Participants ranged from ages 2-73, some completing multiple “marathons” from January 7-March 3. Here is just some of the positive participant feedback the challenge has received… 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
Starmont Elementary is creating a school environment that supports healthy behaviors and aims to empower students through nutrition education, school meals, and engagement of staff, parents, and the community through a project with the Iowa Department of Education. Continue reading