Yesterday the Coulee Region Farm2School team met with Tony Kurtz of Senator Ron Johnson‘s office to talk about the benefits of Farm2School in the Coulee Region, WI and beyond! We started the meeting with a delicious lunch featuring homemade mushroom pizza (February’s Harvest of the Month)!
We also talked about progress made with school meals during the past several years, the economic impacts of buying local foods, how the Community Eligibiliy Provision has benefitted students at Northside Elementary, how districts in our area use their per meal reimbursements and more. Thanks all for a great meeting!
From L to R:
Maggie Smith-Coulee Region Farm2School coordinator, La Crosse County Health Department
Mike Gasper-School Nutrition Director of School District of Holmen
Faye Kielley-Cook Manager of La Crosse School District & Smart Eats
Tony Kurtz-Senator Ron Johnson’s Office
Kerry Johnson-School Nutrition Director of School District of Onalaska
Tiffany Lein-Coulee Region Farm2School coordinator, La Crosse County Health Department
Kerri Feyen-School Nutrition Director of School District of West Salem & Bangor School District
Marilyn Volden-School Nutrition Specialist of School District of La Crosse
Katie Wilson, Former Deputy Undersecretary of Food, Nutrition, and Consumer Services for USDA
For more information about Coulee Region Farm2School visit www.laxf2s.org
FREE PRIZES, FREE FOOD, FREE FUN!!!
When: Thursday February 16th 5:30-7:30 pm
Where: La Crosse YMCA-Corner of Main Street and West Ave
The Family Winter Wellness Carnival is for all families and Y members with young children. All are welcome. The day of this event, there will be a variety of booths offering information about healthy eating and physical activity and many more! We hope to see you there!
Click HERE to check out the handouts!
Living Well in the City: Together We Can
Mayor Tim Kabat would like to invite members of the La Crosse community to take part in the 4th Annual La Crosse Mayor’s Neighborhood Expo. This year’s FREE Expo will take place Saturday, March 25th from 8:30am to 2:00pm at the La Crosse Center, South Hall, 300 Harborview Plaza, La Crosse, WI.
Since 2014, the La Crosse Mayor’s Neighborhood Expo has been dedicated to creating a stronger community and brighter future for our neighborhoods. The theme “Living Well in the City: Together We Can!” is an opportunity to explore strategies for creating a healthy community where all residents can live a healthy, happy and productive life. Local organizations and businesses will be on hand to showcase their services including how we can improve our lives, keep our neighborhoods safe and clean, and have fun bettering our overall community. It’s an opportunity to recognize the individuals and organizations who have dedicated so much to our neighborhoods. Individuals also have the chance to learn more about the neighborhoods in which they live or work.
In addition, the Expo will include the following breakout sessions: “Eating Well at School” Coulee Region Farm2School, “Doin’ That La Crosse Walk-About Thing!” presented by Matthew Christen, Urban Connections, LLC, “Components of a Livable Community for All Ages” presented by Mariann Muzzi, AARP Wisconsin, and “Third Places: The Key to Building Community in La Crosse” presented by Rick Kyte, Viterbo University.
For more information on this year’s Expo or if you are interested in participating as an exhibitor, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 608-789-7500.