4-H Food & Fitness Regional Leadership Teams Meet

Clayton Ridge FFI

The Northeast Iowa 4-H FFI Regional Leadership Team met in West Union on October 18 with their FFI 4-H Coaches and County Youth Coordinators. Fifteen schools were represented and youth participated in a local food tour to Rolling Hills Greenhouse, prepared a youth FEEST, learned more about the national changes to school lunch menus and were given a communication challenge.

$300 mini-grant applications were also distributed for FFI 4-H Teams interested in holding a Youth-Adult FEEST in their community with key policy makers. Funds are made possible through the partnership with the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and NE Iowa Food and Fitness.

Food Empowerment Education Sustainability Team (FEEST) is a youth organized event that brings young people together around local foods to learn more about nutrition, cooking, culinary skills and connecting with community adults.

Postville & West Union were FEEST pilot programs in 2011-2012.

For more information on joining 4-H, contact your County Extension Office. To learn more about the Northeast Iowa Food and Fitness Initiative go to www.iowafoodandfitness.org.

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