Inspiring Iowans For Tag "youth"

  • 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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  • Iowa Community Health AmeriCorps Members to support community gardens, summer food service programs across Central Iowa

    MAY 05, 2016

    This summer, the Iowa Community Health AmeriCorps Program (ICHAP) will be supporting the health and wellness of Central Iowans with the help of the American Heart Association of Iowa, American Cancer Society, Mid-Iowa Health Foundation and United Way of Central Iowa.

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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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  • YMCA Investing in Community Health

    OCT 06, 2015

    Tyler Weig, executive director of the South Suburban YMCA, is creating health opportunities for not just Y members, but for the surrounding community. In May, the South Suburban YMCA began making changes to create an outdoor learning space by planting more than 25 fruit trees (apple, peach, pear, serviceberry, and cherry), building a large pergola,

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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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