Did you know…. the first Friday of October is World Smile Day , a relatively new holiday with a fascinating story. Continue reading
Earth Day is held on April 22nd every year. It began in the United States in 1970 to help raise awareness of environmental issues. It is a day for everyone to learn ways that we can work together to save our earth for future generations. Earth Day provides a great opportunity to talk to our kids about the environment, including things we can personally do to be more environmentally friendly. It is also a day to celebrate and appreciate the beauty of nature. Continue reading
|“Local Food Makes Cents: For Iowa Kids and Farmers” Awards $43,000 to Iowa ECEs Continue reading|
We have a lot of snow outside right now, but some days the temperature is SO cold, it’s not very fun, or very safe, to be outside playing. Here is an action story so you can pretend you’re outside in the snow while you’re warm and cozy inside! Someone can read the story, and your whole family can join! Have fun! Continue reading
Build Your Own Tacos!
Beef is the Food of the Month and this is a great recipe to celebrate beef. Continue reading
Celebrate National Pizza Day
Pizza is my favorite food. Hands down! So please join me on February 9th to celebrate National Pizza Day. Pizza originated in the southwest region of Italy, home to Naples. It really didn’t become popular in the United States until our servicemen from WWII returned home after being introduced to pizza in Italy. This is when the pizza market in the United States exploded and made pizza one of the most popular foods in America. Continue reading
Congratulations! Northeast Iowa Food & Fitness Early Childhood is pleased to announce we awarded 23 Early Childhood Mini-Grant Awards to local Preschools and Daycare Centers in NE Iowa. The funds come from the NE Iowa WK Kellogg Foundation Early Childhood Grant. Continue reading
Carrots are the Food of the Month – Enjoy Miss Hallie’s recipes this month!
Carrots are a staple in our house. Two of my boys eat them dipped in peanut butter, and the other loves to eat them with hummus. They are a nutritious, inexpensive, and widely available vegetable. Sometimes it’s fun to think outside of the box, and these recipes are great ways to eat carrots if you want something different than raw carrot sticks. Continue reading
World Soil Day is on December 5th every year. This annual awareness day aims to raise understanding of the importance of soil quality for human well-being, food security and the ecosystems. Continue reading