Northeast Iowa Food and Fitness Project
NE IA RC&D assisted partners from five county area of Northeast Iowa with development and writing of a W.K.Kellogg grant. The grant, which was awarded, funded the Northeast Iowa Food and Fitness Initiative. NE IA RC&D is administering the planning grant and assisting with implementation. This multi-county effort is identifying avenues for improved human, economic and environmental health in NE IA through the increased promotion and consumption of local foods and increased fitness. Hundreds of community members meet monthly to work on the planning effort and develop a work plan for the region.