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NE Iowa Food & Fitness · 24m ago

Walking Clubs are “Springing” Up All Over New Hampton

Spring has always been one of my favorite seasons. Everything smells fresh and new and it is finally warm enough to get outside for some nice, long walks. I do cooking clubs once a month, bu...
NE Iowa Food & Fitness · 1d ago

Scot Michelson Receives National Recognition for Active Living Efforts

Scot Michelson, Northeast Iowa District Parks Supervisor for the Iowa DNR and longtime partner of the Northeast Iowa Food and Fitness Initiative (FFI), was recently recognized by the Nationa...
NE Iowa Food & Fitness · 1d ago

Celebrate “Screen-Free Week” May 1-7!

Could you go screen-free for one week? That’s the challenge being put forth by a group of Winneshiek County organizations looking to celebrate Screen-Free Week May 1-7.   The coordinated eff...
NE Iowa Food & Fitness · 1d ago

Weekly Bits – April 21

(Above) The members of the Grower Greener 4-H Greenhouse spent their spring break working in the greenhouse – cleaning, moving soil and transplanting! Love the barrel train! (West Union)   E...
NE Iowa Food & Fitness · 1d ago

Strategic Plan creates roadmap for sustainable food system

In November 2016 and January 2017, more than 60 diverse stakeholders gathered on the Luther College campus to dream and strategize about the future of the food system in northeast Iowa.   Th...
NE Iowa Food & Fitness · 4d ago

Springing Forward in Early Childhood

Excitement and energy revolve around early childhood educational settings. It’s the same energy you may feel from taking a bite of fresh citrus fruit or from the warmth of the sun. I walk in...
NE Iowa Food & Fitness · 4d ago

Building a Farm-to-Early Care and Education Community of Practice

  NE Iowa Food and Fitness Early Childhood and Iowa Association of Education of Young Children recently attended the Farm-to-Early Care and Education Community of Practice National Meeting a...
NE Iowa Food & Fitness · 4d ago

Local Meat to Schools: FFI Case Study

Farm-to-school programs around the country have wrestled with the challenge of sourcing local meat. To explore this question, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, in partnership wit...
NE Iowa Food & Fitness · 4d ago

Northeast Iowa Food and Fitness Initiative Honored

The Iowa Department of Public Health has recognized the Northeast Iowa Food and Fitness Initiative for its work to help people to live a healthy lifestyle by providing education and resource...
NE Iowa Food & Fitness · 1w ago

Notes from the Field…with Denise Menne, Fayette County Early Education Associate

  Warm rays of sunshine, a bit of rain showers, singing birds and flitting robins…spring is finally here!  It is time to dust off the bikes and air up the tires, lace up and the sneakers and...