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NE Iowa Food & Fitness · 19h ago

English Lesson for Early Childhood

This post is sort of an English lesson.   Let’s look at a preposition. A preposition is a word used to link nouns, pronouns, or phrases to other words within a sentence. Prepositions are usu...
NE Iowa Food & Fitness · 3d ago

Weekly Bits – March 24

FOOD SYSTEMS – Teresa Wiemerslage & Kayla Koether NEW CASE STUDY  The term shepherding calls to mind images of fluffy white sheep grazing on a hillside, watched over by a keen-eyed caretaker...
NE Iowa Food & Fitness · 6d ago

Cooking Club Learns Healthy Snack Recipes

This month in cooking club, we focused on making healthy snacks. Previously, I had asked the kids what they wanted to make at the next cooking club. I presented them with a few options, one ...
NE Iowa Food & Fitness · 6d ago

St. Patricks Day Rainbow Tasting

Many kids know the phrase “Taste the Rainbow” from the skittles commercial, but on St. Patricks day, Kindergartners through 2nd graders at St. Joseph Community School were able to eat the ra...
NE Iowa Food & Fitness · 1W ago

Weekly Bits – March 17

(Above) MFL Mar Mac middle-schoolers take advantage of yoga offered during study hall.   EARLY CHILDHOOD – Haleisa Johnson Growing up on a farm as a ‘free range’ child and now married living...
NE Iowa Food & Fitness · 1W ago

Trip stokes student’s passion for healthy living

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 ...
NE Iowa Food & Fitness · 1W ago

Cross-Age Teaching about Healthy Heart Foods

Two students from 7th grade on the wellness team at St. Joseph Community School decided they wanted to teach a lesson about healthy heart foods in the spirit of Valentine’s Day with pre-scho...
NE Iowa Food & Fitness · 2W ago

Weekly Bits – March 10

(Above) 134 New Hampton Elementary TK-2nd graders took part in a skating afternoon to fundraise money for school activities. Thanks to Dixie and Pete and the Crystal Ball Skating Rink for ho...
NE Iowa Food & Fitness · 2W ago

F2S Grant: Spicing Up the Garden

Guest post by Tammy Stotts, Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship   Since legislation passed in 2007 for the Iowa Farm to School Program, few Farm to School initiatives have ha...
NE Iowa Food & Fitness · 3W ago

Clayton Ridge Classroom Ag projects

Clayton Ridge teachers Sara Lawrence and Brian Lawrence will receive up to $200 to integrate agriculture in to their science or language arts lessons and conduct Ag in the Classroom type pro...