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NE Iowa Food & Fitness · 3d ago

Robert and Ruth Walker Charitable Foundation has given Fayette County Food and Fitness Initiative the opportunity to work with the Iowa Food Hub to make direct impact in food choices.

Northeast Iowa Food and Fitness continues to work to increase awareness of local produce and healthy food choices in Fayette County.  In Fayette County, the Food and Fitness Initiative has b...
NE Iowa Food & Fitness · 3d ago

Best Practice: Speed Dating

What do you do when you have to meet with 7 school resource contacts (RCs) and 7 core partners in 70 minutes? You speed-date! The work of the NE Iowa Food and Fitness Initiative is grounded ...
NE Iowa Food & Fitness · 3d ago

Low Oaks Farm Hosts May NEIA Food and Farm Network

The May gathering of the Northeast Iowa Food and Farm Network drew a crowd of 17 to Low Oaks Farm near Little Turkey in Chickasaw County. The beautiful weather was an extra incentive to get ...
NE Iowa Food & Fitness · 3d ago

Goodbye, Laura

Today is a bittersweet day. I am departing my position as the Youth & Nutrition Coordinator in northeast Iowa. I have accepted a position at Iowa State University as the State 4-H Healthy Li...
NE Iowa Food & Fitness · 3d ago

Double Up Food Bucks Program Expands in Iowa

(From news reports) Iowa’s statewide healthy food incentive program, Double Up Food Bucks is expanding to 13 sites across 8 counties this summer. A program led by the Iowa Healthiest State I...
NE Iowa Food & Fitness · 4d ago

Kids Love to Cook!

This year, I took on the challenge of starting a 4th grade cooking club at New Hampton Elementary. I thought I might be a little crazy allowing 9-10 year olds use very sharp knives, but I am...
NE Iowa Food & Fitness · 1W ago

Weekly Bits – May 19

  FOOD SYSTEMS – Teresa Wiemerslage & Kayla Koether Winneshiek County Development’s Biz Booster Challenge and Ag-Mini Grant programs were a great success this year awarding small businesses ...
NE Iowa Food & Fitness · 1W ago

All things must end

Guest post by Caite Palmer, Prairie’s Edge Farm   One of the hard truths of running our business is the fact that all meat starts as a live animal.  A large focus on our farm is that all ani...
NE Iowa Food & Fitness · 1W ago

Plan Now for Donating Excess Produce

Most gardeners anxiously await planting season and often get over zealous. Either the garden ends up larger than planned or more tomatoes, potatoes, and zucchini are planted than are actuall...
NE Iowa Food & Fitness · 1W ago

WCDI Biz Booster/Ag-Mini Grant Winners

Winneshiek County Development’s Biz Booster Challenge and Ag-Mini Grant programs were a great success this year awarding small businesses approximately $17,000 in grant funds. A variety of p...