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Students “Snap for Snap Peas!” at summer meal sites

by Chelsea Krist, program coordinator Oh, snap! School’s out for the summer. But the Iowa Department of Education’s Summer Food Service Program is all in, supporting food access across the state in June and July. The summer program provides nutritious meals and snacks to youth in low-income areas. Sponsors at libraries, summer school programs, parks, … Continue reading Students “Snap for Snap Peas!” at summer meal sites

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Tasty, healthy (and a little spicy!): CR students love Black Bean Day

by Leigh Adcock, communications specialist, and Chelsea Krist, program coordinator “Local black beans? 110 out of 10!” That’s just one of many excited comments from students about a recent “Black Bean Day” in Cedar Rapids elementary schools. Three years in the making, the event was a true labor of love for many partners, encompassing recipe … Continue reading Tasty, healthy (and a little spicy!): CR students love Black Bean Day

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2019 Iowa Farm to School Conference workshop proposal webinar Jan. 23

If you’re engaged in farm to school programming, consider submitting a proposal to present at the 2019 statewide farm to school conference. It’s set for June 21-22 at Central College in Pella. You can learn all the details about this opportunity on a webinar January 23 beginning at 10 a.m. Click here to join the … Continue reading 2019 Iowa Farm to School Conference workshop proposal webinar Jan. 23