At MFL MarMac, the focus is on more than just educating students. It’s also about ensuring their health and well-being. That’s where the district’s wellness committee comes into play. Continue reading
For the first time in over a decade, local families can enjoy ice skating on the Marquette bench.
Northeast Iowa schools purchased over $64,000 in food from local farms in the 2016-17 school year. Fourteen school districts contributed numbers to the survey which is conducted annually by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach on behalf of the Northeast Iowa Food and Fitness Initiative. 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
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
4-H Food and Fitness members gathered from 9 school districts around NE Iowa for the Regional Youth Leadership Team winter gathering on the Luther College campus this month. These youth and adults from area schools meet quarterly to learn about wellness issues in their communities, identify projects to help their school or community, and network by sharing experiences of their club projects and build ideas for future ones. Continue reading
The Wellmark Foundation awarded 30 Community Kickstarter grants totaling $277,654 for initiatives intended to make Iowa communities more active or improve access to healthy foods. Continue reading
By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times Editor, 11/1/16
Nearly a dozen MFL MarMac students feasted on some unique food combinations during the school’s first FEEST dinner of the year Oct. 28. Continue reading