Cutting back on added sugar? What does ‘added sugar’ really mean?

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

Stories in Motion

This summer, I have partnered with the Elkader Public Library to do a program called Stories in Motion.  This program offers kids the opportunity to engage in a literacy program and physical activity.  Every Wednesday morning in June, we take a book and take a walk down to Elkader’s Founder’s Park from the library.  We read books along the way about health, wellness, and the natural world.  I have also been introducing literacy into the school garden, by offering Story-time in the Central Community School Garden on Wednesday evenings in June. Continue reading