Let’s get ready to CRUUUUUUUUUUUUNNNNNCCCCHHHH!

From 4th and 5th grade science lessons to our first Crunch Time, the past few weeks have been all about apples in the Hardin School District. Starting off the apple craze, Fort Smith 4th and 5th graders sliced their way to exploring the availability of natural...

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I want to be a Superhuman!

How on earth do you teach nutrition to first graders?! They have been instructed that they should eat healthy to grow big and strong, as most of us were told when we were small, but what does that really mean when you’re only six years old? But tell a first grader...

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Can I have more?

Can I have more?

Taste tests are exciting. They’re exciting for me because I get to interact with a ton of kids, sometimes those I’ve just had in class and sometimes those who I don’t get to teach. They’re exciting for the kids because they involve: a) free food b) something different...

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New Year Brings New Faces and Places

New Year Brings New Faces and Places

As the school year starts afresh, FoodCorps Montana is welcoming changes in our team members and service sites. But one thing remains the same: our excitement for the new year! My name is Mallory Stefan, and I would like to introduce myself as the new FoodCorps...

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History and Hotbeds

History and Hotbeds

As FoodCorps Service Members, we are constantly thinking about how to connect traditional school subjects to gardening and nutrition. We often teach science classes in the garden where kids can learn about plant parts, soil, garden critters and much more. It is also...

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Super-Awesome Greenhouse Beds of the Future!

Super-Awesome Greenhouse Beds of the Future!

Man, young people are cool! I am constantly amazed at what younger individuals are able to accomplish! Here at Hyalite we had the opportunity to build mobile greenhouse beds that can move in and out of the building. So like, when it is the middle of May and there just...

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Learning with the Seasons

Learning with the Seasons

As the school year is winding down and I have two short months of my FoodCorps service remaining, I often find myself reflecting about my experience. As FoodCorps service members we teach students about topics ranging from nutrition education to the agricultural...

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Why I Love Egg Cartons and Toilet Paper

Why I Love Egg Cartons and Toilet Paper

There’s this moment in the classroom; that moment when I, as an educator, realize that every student is engaged and that I am not doing anything. It’s a moment that I have been lucky to experience during my service term, but certainly not one that occurs every time I...

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Check out "Local Farms, Local Kids" a short documentary video about farm to school and its positive economic effects in western Montana produced by Lake County Community Development Corporation and Mission Mountain Food Enterprise Center.

FoodCorps Montana Report!

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Check out this beautiful video about getting MT beef into MT school lunchrooms made by former FoodCorps fellow Lea Howe. Learn more about beef to schools and other farm to cafeteria programs at farmtocafeteria.ncat.org.

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FoodCorps Montana Fellow
mallory.stefan@foodcorps.org
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