The Power of Simple

Posted: December 19, 2014

Simple is better.  It’s my new lesson-planning mantra.  I’ve learned it from my students, who continually amaze me with their capability for being captivated by the simple things. A planned ten-minute game interlude in a first grade class takes on a life of its own.  Students are absorbed in “Sunlight, Moonlight,” a variation on the…read the full article…


Taking ‘Farm to School’ Initiative in Ennis, MT

Posted: November 24, 2014

“Takes Initiative.” That’s the thing that parents of Ennis students were hoping to hear during the progress reports of their youngsters on this most recent parent teacher conference day.  In FoodCorps service, taking initiative is the backbone of our duties.  Service members are often the only “boots on the ground” that are able to devote…read the full article…


A Trip To The Pumpkin Patch

Posted: November 14, 2014

“What are these tiny cabbages??” This was the question that both kids and parents asked after the Boys & Girls Club visited the Laurel Farmers Market on October 27th. The Laurel Farmers Market, just a few miles outside of Laurel, MT, was started by Greg and Leslyn Johnson 30 years ago this year. It took…read the full article…


A Taste of National Farm to School Month in Montana

Posted: November 7, 2014

October is National Farm to School Month and it is an exciting time to celebrate the connections that are being made all over the country between children and healthy, local food.  National Farm to School Month was designated by Congress in 2010 to demonstrate the growing importance of farm to school programs as a means…read the full article…


FoodCorps Attends the MT School Nutrition Association’s Annual Conference!

Posted: July 9, 2014

In mid-June, FoodCorps service members from across Montana had the privilege of attending the annual Montana School Nutrition Association Conference in Great Falls. The theme of the conference was “Good Nutrition Makes Cents,” and indeed, not only were there workshops about cooking with lentils and new strategies for using whole grains, but there were also…read the full article…


Digging Into Healthy Habits in School Gardens

Posted: June 24, 2014

FoodCorps service member Erin Jackson was recently asked to speak on Montana Public Radio for the Alternative Energy Resources Organization (AERO) to share her experience as a school garden educator and her ability to connect kids to real food through hands-on gardening activities. AERO is a grassroots membership organization serving as Montana’s hub for sustainable…read the full article…