Kids with bowl of broccoli.

“Local Food Makes Cents: For Iowa Kids and Farmers” awards $43,000 to Iowa early care sites

by Chelsea Krist, FFED farm to school specialist Iowa Farm to School and Early Care Coalition partners recently won a Farm to Early Care and Education Implementation Grant. The Association of State Public Health Nutritionists funded the project. Its title is Racial Equity in Iowa Farm to School and Early Care: Advancing Outcomes through Process, … Continue reading “Local Food Makes Cents: For Iowa Kids and Farmers” awards $43,000 to Iowa early care sites

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