Schools

  • West Union a Leader in Walkability

    NOV 10, 2017

    The Walking School Bus (WSB) program in West Union has been a giant success. Since its inception in 2013, the program has grown from approximately 12 to 20 children walking each day to school to anywhere from 60 to 80 children this year. Just last spring, the Walking School Bus went to five days a week, thanks to the countless hours volunteers put into the program.

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  • Foodies In Training (FIT) Increases Childhood Desires to Eat Healthy

    JUN 29, 2017

    Foodies in Training (FIT) is a childhood nutrition project aimed at children between the ages of three and five years old.

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  • Celebrate healthy and active lifestyles this summer with these upcoming events

    posted by Kendrew Panyanouvong on MAY 22, 2017

    Live Healthy Iowa Kids, the Healthiest State Initiative and other partners want to recognize active and healthy kids this summer.

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  • Oskaloosa Community School District Smarter Lunchrooms

    NOV 18, 2015

    In 2013, the Oskaloosa Community School District began implementing Smarter Lunchrooms techniques. These techniques were developed by fellow Iowan, Dr. Brian Wansink, his colleagues at the B.E.N. Center of Cornell University. Smarter Lunchrooms uses behavioral economics to nudge people into choosing healthier items. Julie Miller, Child Nutrition Director at Oskaloosa Schools, found the idea

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  • Food, Fitness and Fun Family Night

    OCT 19, 2015

    The Decorah Community School District strives to support the health and well being of students, families, and the community. This work starts in early childhood. Decorah's West Side Early Childhood Center recently hosted its first Food, Fitness and Fun Family Night. Shanna Putnam Dibble, Elementary Learner Advocate for the Decorah District, teamed with teachers and community partners

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  • Race Around Webster

    OCT 12, 2015

    Webster Elementary set a goal 3 years ago to bring the excitement and the challenge of a road race to their students. They wanted to teach the kids that not only is running an activity that is good for your body and your mind but it can also be a lot of fun in a

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  • No Thank You Box

    AUG 17, 2015

    The child food insecurity rate, or the number of children who are hungry, is 19.3 percent in Iowa. Hunger impacts children causing anxiety and stress, putting them at a greater risk for negative child behaviors, affecting their development and academic achievement as well as their social and emotional well-being. Childhood hunger has been directly linked

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  • Safe Routes to School Leads the Way to Healthy Lifestyles

    MAR 31, 2015

    The Northeast Iowa Food and Fitness Initiative has a goal of making the healthy choice the easy choice for the children of their communities.

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