Inspiring Iowans For Tag "myplate"

  • 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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  • Julie's Journey

    JUL 05, 2015

    Obesity rates for children and adults with disabilities are far higher than rates for children and adults without disabilities, according to reports from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. With this statistic in mind, Easter Seals Iowa has made a commitment to make our organization a healthier place to work. We've made tangible changes

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  • Nurse Finds her Wellness Motivation

    JUN 03, 2015

    Cherri Driver is a 57 year old nurse who now leads an active lifestyle. In her early adulthood Cherri was never overweight, but she was not a regular exerciser.

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  • Superfruit native to Iowa sprouting in 99 counties

    AUG 26, 2013

    Superfruit: common term to refer to fruits with extraordinary nutritional benefits.

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  • An education in fruits and vegetables

    SEP 12, 2012

    Hesitant to buy new fruits or vegetables for fear they will go to waste? You're not alone. Trying new foods is an uncertain experience for many adults and children.

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