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NE Iowa Food & Fitness · 21h ago

Month of Melons!

The Harvest of the Month for September has been melons!  At Central Community Schools and Decorah, Monona, Cresco, and Guttenberg Head Starts kids have been learning all about melons.  We ha...
NE Iowa Food & Fitness · 1W ago

FFI Bits – September 15

Here are the FFI Bits for September 15. Click here to have each edition delivered to your inbox.   FOOD SYSTEMS – Teresa Wiemerslage & Kayla Koether A new pilot project is bringing more fres...
NE Iowa Food & Fitness · 1W ago

Midwest Menu set for October 5

A project of the Focus Midwest Lab and School Food Focus, the Midwest Menu is an opportunity for school districts across the region to highlight their healthy, local, and sustainable sourcin...
NE Iowa Food & Fitness · 1W ago

Robert and Ruth Walker Charitable Funds for Fayette County Farm to Early Care and Education

Northeast Iowa Food and Fitness Initiative is pleased to announce they have recently received a generous gift of $60,000 from the Robert and Ruth Walker Charitable Fund to continue to fund t...
NE Iowa Food & Fitness · 1W ago

Turkey River Farm Hosts Epic NEIA Food & Farm Network with Pit Pig-Roast Workshop!

What happens when a bunch of farmers want to learn something new? They make it happen together! In March, Wendy Johnson of Jóia Food Farm emailed the Northeast Iowa Food and Farm Network (NI...
NE Iowa Food & Fitness · 2W ago

Fresh from the Courtyard Garden – Tomato Salsa

Today was a special day in the Waukon Middle School cafeteria. Not only was it quesadilla day (Yum!), we also had a special guest – tomato salsa entirely sourced from the courtyard garden! I...
NE Iowa Food & Fitness · 2W ago

Pilot Project Launch: Local Snacks for Early Childcare!

  As part of the Northeast Iowa Food and Fitness Initiative, the Iowa Food Hub and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Region 4, have teamed up with three early childcare centers o...
NE Iowa Food & Fitness · 2W ago

Weekly Bits – Sept 1

ACTIVE LIVING – Ashley Christensen & April Bril (Above) The Healthiest State Initiative kicked off their new walking campaign in Waukon on Aug. 19. They are hosting a Community Contest – so ...
NE Iowa Food & Fitness · 3W ago

Chop! Chop! Culinary Skills Training Videos

Culinary skills and recipes that meet meal pattern requirements can be barrier to including more Iowa-grown foods in farm to school and farm to ECE programs. Luckily the Chop! Chop! Culinary...
NE Iowa Food & Fitness · 3W ago

Meet Liz

Elizabeth Happ is the new AmeriCorps service member for the Allamakee Community School District for the 2017-18 school year.   Liz grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and completed her Bachelo...