Local Food Day

2020 Local Food Day succeeds despite pandemic

by Teresa Wiemerslage, FFED field specialist Schools, universities and early care sites served locally sourced foods during the week of October 14, 2020, persisting despite the pandemic. Here are some highlights from the third annual Iowa Local Food Day: 61 school districts, early care sites and universities registered to participate and pledged to serve at … Continue reading 2020 Local Food Day succeeds despite pandemic

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Early care sites can apply for funds to buy local foods

Partners within the Iowa Farm to School and Early Care Coalition recently won a Farm to Early Care and Education Implementation Grant (FIG). The Association of State Public Health Nutritionists (ASPHN) awarded the grant. Learn more about the project here.  One grant strategy focuses on improving child nutrition. Partners plan to invest in Iowa agriculture … Continue reading Early care sites can apply for funds to buy local foods

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Iowa farm to school groups win grant to focus on racial equity

Iowa Farm to School and Early Care Coalition partners win ASPHN grant Partners within the Iowa Farm to School and Early Care Coalition recently won a Farm to Early Care and Education Implementation Grant (FIG) from the Association of State Public Health Nutritionists (ASPHN). The project title is Racial Equity in Iowa Farm to School … Continue reading Iowa farm to school groups win grant to focus on racial equity