by Wendy Jeffries, TasteWise Kids Executive Director We had a very busy 2019. We worked with over 3,800 students, engaged about 1,200 families through our take home salad kits, and developed a new workshop model. We also increased our capacity and reach by engaging with new communities, enlisting more volunteers, and re-branding with a new…

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National Farm to School logo

by Wendy Jeffries, TasteWise Kids Executive Director   October is National Farm to School month! We of course work every day on educating students and their families about the important connection between farms and the food we eat but it is great to have a national month that sheds light on the importance of connecting…

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by Wendy Jeffries, TasteWise Kids Executive Director For those of us helping kids learn healthy eating habits – whether you are a parent, educator, family friend, aunt, etc. – knowing what to say and even more importantly, what to model as good behavior, can be tricky. In our house, we follow the same two food…

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Chef Collin showing students how to cook brocolli

by Collin Morstein, ScratchMade Owner  I recently had the opportunity to work with TasteWise Kids and a group of high school students. We discussed – and of course demonstrated with hands-on taste tests -how to take an ingredient, or combination of ingredients from good to great with one simple addition – an acidic element. We…

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students at MissionFit with TasteWise Kids instructor

by Wendy Jeffries, TasteWise Kids Executive Director I’m excited to share another way we have been recently expanding our TasteWise Kids programming by providing hands-on workshops to students interested in making healthy food choices and learning where their food comes from. Throughout July, I’ve been spending time teaching a series of workshops to a few…

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finished art project with vegetables

by Wendy Jeffries, Executive Director, TasteWise Kids Last month I had the pleasure of working with some little tasters when I visited my daughter’s class at First English Lutheran Preschool and Kindergarten. We focused on exploring our food in new ways by using our 5 senses. While this day was geared to kids 3-5, really…

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by Rich Kolm, Days of Taste Program Coordinator, TasteWise Kids For this week’s blog post, we pay a visit to Atwater’s farm. Their farmer Anthony Dye and I worked together at Big City Farms back in the day and it was great to get to visit him at his current farm. Atwater’s is also a…

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Do you like our new logo? Website? We do too and we have Rebecca and the team at RedStart Creative to thank for our new look. I have been lucky enough to have gotten to know Rebecca over the past couple of years after hearing her speak at a local conference. Not only is she…

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