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Fort Atkinson, WI 53538
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  Fort HealthCare’s AmeriCorps Farm to School 2018-19

GOAL: To promote nutrition education and influence positive change in our children’s school food environment.

Objectives:

  • Collaborate with teachers to facilitate nutrition education and environmental education in the classroom for elementary and middle school aged children.
  • Collaborate with school administrators and food service directors to improve the school food environment.
  • Build and maintain a regional Farm to School network for Greater Jefferson County WI.

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VEG OUT! Growing Healthy Children – Traci Wilson, RDN, CD and WI AmeriCorps Farm to School members, Jorie Brenner & Taylor Hall

This class is a workshop for kids in 1st – 5th grade.  The afternoon will be spent on lessons and fun activities around nutrition and gardening.  Kids will learn about building a healthy plate, where food comes from and diversity in food and nutrition.  Activities will include a seed planting activity, taste testing from locally grown Wisconsin foods, and more.  Cost: Free (an AmeriCorps Farm to School program sponsored by Fort HealthCare). June 15 or 20, 2019 at the Dwight Foster Public Library, Fort Atkinson.  For more details, special needs and/or allergy concerns please call Traci Wilson, Registered Dietitian (920) 568-5244. 

 

Meet our 2018-19 AmeriCorps Farm to School members

JORIE BRENNER

-Graduated from UW-Whitewater with a Sociology degree, Music Minor, and Research Certificate.

-Did undergraduate research on school gardens.

-Very passionate about eating local and scratch cooking.

-Plays piano, French horn, guitar, and ukulele.

 

 

 

TAYLOR HALL

-Undergraduate at UW-Whitewater, majoring in Communications with a Minor in Health Promotion.

-Found knowledge and passion for purchasing and eating locally after serving at a Farm to Table restaurant.

-Loves to cook and adds kale to every recipe.

 

 

 

What’s happening in the Greater Jefferson County Area?

  • Learn more about local efforts in Greater Jefferson County at EatHereEatWell.
  • JOIN the EatHereEatWell network or connect with Fort HealthCare’s Community Health and Wellness Department to share your farm to school efforts and learn about others! Phone: 920-568-5244 or email: EatHereEatWell@gmail.com.
  • Fort HealthCare’s Healthy Community Coalitions (HCCs) are paving the way through partnerships and support for their respective school gardens. Visit our HCC page to learn more.
  • School Garden Map for Jefferson County.
  • Learn more about Farm to School efforts happening throughout Wisconsin.

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