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					Northeast Iowa Food and Fitness Regional Youth Team Meeting Tuesday, December 30, 2008 Action Items from Meeting: FFI Fundraising for March 18th Conference
The following paragraph may be used as a guide to help you with fundraising efforts for March 18th…―As a representative of the Regional Food & Fitness Youth team in NE Iowa, I’m pleased to inform you our group is planning a conference on March 18th for the NE Iowa High School based FFI teams and coaches. The vision of our initiative is to create vibrant communities where healthy eating and physical activity are convenient, affordable and safe for children and families. The conference will support our vision and provide education on the Food & Fitness Initiative, include youth-led breakout sessions on food & fitness and allow time for networking of these school based teams and coaches.‖

January 21 School Group Meeting—All Regional Youth Leadership Team members are to attend this meeting in Calmar from 8:30 – 2:00 at the Northeast Iowa Community College Dairy Center. Youth are to ride with their school reps. Brandon and Kim ride with Renee Kraus. Hannah, Liz, Gabe ride with Gina Holthaus. Luke rides with Julie Rieckers. Karn and Dan ride with Deb Obermann. Carmen and Wyatt ride with Paula Kelley. NE Iowa School-Based FFI Conference—March 18th in Decorah-Community Solicitation—if we are going to have give-aways, everyone has to be willing to solicit for things. If each county could come up with $250 in donations, it would go a long ways toward our effort. Carmen and Wyatt— First State Bank, Farmers Feed and Grain, Artesian Water. Karn and Dan— Hawkeye REC, Anderson Insurance, convenience stores for water, Plantpeddler. Brandon and Kim—Caseys for water, Essers for t-shirts, Ingleside Rich Ladies Club. Liz and Hannah—Edes, Walmart, Oneota Coop, Banks. For cash donations, checks can be made payable to Winneshiek County Extension. Donation Solicitation Timeline—Please give to Lynette on January 21 if you have them. Otherwise, donations are due on January 31st. San Antonio Conference—there are 1-2 spots left. Brenda Ranum needs to know by January 2nd if any other youth would like to go. FFI Youth Teleconference—Wednesday, January 28, 8:30 PM-10:00 PM. FFI Etiquette—everyone is asked to dress nicely for regional FFI meetings. Please no sweat pants, t-shirts, sweatshirts. Jeans and a nice shirt or sweater would be appreciated. Also, please consider your language and outward actions at these meetings. We want to set the best example that we can when doing FFI work. Tone, actions, dress….all of these things affect how others perceive us. Vanette will send information to your school administrators reminding them of your involvement in this effort and sharing upcoming FFI events for the semester that will require you to miss school.

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Welcome. Present: Karn Anderson, Carmen Dohlman, Wyatt Lee, Hannah Ranum, Liz Dovenberg, Brandon Friedlein, Kim Nelson. FFI Jeopardy--Lynette led the group in FFI Jeopardy using nutrition and fitness facts from Team Nutrition. Very telling information to get youth engaged. For example, to burn off the calories of a single M&M, you would need to sprint one length of a football field. January 21st School Group Meeting—All Regional Youth Leadership Team members are to attend this meeting in Calmar from 8:30 – 2:00 at the Northeast Iowa Community College Dairy Center. Youth are to ride with their school reps. Brandon and Kim ride with Renee Crouse. Hannah, Liz, Gabe ride with Gina Holthaus. Luke rides with Julie Rickers. Karn and Dan ride with Deb Obermann. Carmen and Wyatt ride with Paula Kelley. There are typically 24 adults from all the local schools participating. Snacks and lunch are included. Some cardio breakouts will be included. You will gain additional info about the FFI initiative. You will be asked to engage in discussion with the adults. PLEASE BE PREPARED! Object of this meeting—you will be asked to share what your plan of work is in your respective school with your youth team. Be prepared to speak with clarity and confidence. You must be able to show you are in charge of this effort and are making things happen. Be willing to show your passion regarding why this effort is important in your school. Be able to share why you need the school teacher/ staff/ administrator support in these efforts. Since Regional Youth will be attending this meeting on January 21, you are not expected to attend the January Regional FFI Meeting on January 28….again YOU WILL NOT ATTEND THE REGIONAL FFI MEETING. We are trying to be very mindful of your time. Lynette shared information on nutrition education kits she has put together for school-based teams to use in education (Soda kit and Portions kit). Vanette will send information to your school administrators reminding them of your involvement in this effort and sharing upcoming FFI events for the semester that will require you to miss school.

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NE Iowa School-Based FFI Conference—March 18th in Decorah Lynette broke the group into three working groups to come up with the nuts and bolts of what this conference should include. Group reports and discussion follow: Karn, Hannah, Kim— Attention getter—clip from ―Supersize Me‖ (McDonalds burgers, fish sandwiches, French fries decomposing) Tae-Bo/yoga/cardio—Team Rehab How to make…yogurt, fruit Public Speaking—how to talk to a higher authority Portions/sugars display Outrageous facts Clickers from ISU Anything interactive—more than regular games (i.e. Frisbee)….games to do with elementary kids as teams go back to educate them. Dan Wardell—PBS guy FOOD: Yogurt Fruit veggies Make your own tortilla Chocolate from the coop Local foods Cheese and crackers Sherbert Brandon, Carmen—“Lettuce be Active‖ Theme--Action T-shirts for everyone Healthy snacks—fruits, muffins, trail mix w/o M&Ms (dark chocolate chips) Ice Breakers—―Dead Cows‖ Famer has to get dead cows to laugh than they become farmers…very funny Minute of Fitness—sporadic, feather fun Motivational Speakers— Tony the Tiger Cindy Baumgartner Ryan Lockhte Chalk Drawing Dude Health Care Person Obama

What we want to give— Water bottles Bags Shirts Bumper Stickers Notebooks Sweatshirts IPODS Sports Equipment Hannah Hoodies Pumpkin Pies with Whipped Cream—to support the pumpkin & dairy farmers Skits and Drama—Cooking with Kimberly Food Wanted—capons, local food, Naure Valley granola bars, Oneota Coop Games—Wii, Tucson Games, Guitar Hero Presentations—short (20-30 minutes), interesting, to the point, hands on, get up and move Technology—everyone gets an opportunity to win a IPOD or Wii YouTube Videos Youth Brainstorming Sessions—check into simplified and shortened World Cafe Lynette on the Corn Flake Box Wyatt, Liz— Theme—Eat Local Play Hard t-shirts for everyone Speakers—Hared from Subway, Shawn Johnson, Michael Phelps Snacks—fruit, popcaorn, yogurt, gamola bars, juice Scavenger Hunt and Raffle (with awesome prizes) Displays/board—pop, portions Trivia Game Ede’s Food Taste Testing—blindfold Wii or DDR

Music Discussion on Reports— Everyone wants give-aways Snacks at arrival and at 1:30 during evaluations. Lunch around 11:30. Speakers—Kim working on Brad Pitt. Liz is checking on Shawn Johnson. If you can’t get anything done in a two-week period, let Lynette know ASAP. Might consider Tyler Dohlman. Other back-ups: Biggest Loser, Survivor Lady from Charles City, Dan Gable, Cael Sanderson Sessions—cardio blasts, serving sizes (teach them how to teach it—maybe a cooperative jigsaw), interactive games Community Solicitation—if we are going to have give-aways, everyone has to be willing to solicit for things. If each county could come up with $250 in donations, it would go a long ways toward our effort. Carmen and Wyatt—First State Bank, Farmers Feed and Grain, Artesian Water. Karn and Dan—Hawkeye REC, Anderson Insurance, convenience stores for water, Plantpeddler Brandon and Kim—Caseys for water, Essers for t-shirts, Ingleside Rich Ladies Club Liz and Hannah—Edes, Walmart, Oneota Coop, Banks For cash donations, checks can be made payable to Winneshiek County Extension. Donation Solicitation Timeline—Please give to Lynette on January 21 if you have them. Otherwise, donations are due on January 31st. Areas of Interest for Teaching at the Conference Liz and Hannah—taste testing Kim and Carmen—cooking with the KC Karn— Brandon—public speaking Wyatt—sports Dan--

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School Reports Clayton Ridge—Brandon caught the cooks slacking off and not serving salad bar. Children and teachers were upset. FFA chapter donated to oranges for the homebase advisory period. Students were very appreciative. Brandon and Mrs. Cherney have talked about getting more meetings organized and more people involved. More juices are in the vending machine. Study hall teachers are threatening to take away the ―healthy food‖ vending machine when kids don’t be quiet….kids are being quiet because they don’t want to lose access. Decorah—had their second youth team meeting. They are going to speak to the elementary teachers on January 12th. The next meeting to prep for this is January 7th. Hannah and Liz went to the booster club to talk to them about better food in the concession stand. The Boosters are willing to put more healthy food in the concessions. They will have a trial run. Liz and Hannah are working on an inventory list and how to figure out prices so that the Boosters will have a similar profit. They are going to try a turkey sandwich, apples, and cheese sticks (plus possibly other things). Liz and Hannah are awaiting the inventory list. They have talked to Mr. Riley, and he is very much in favor of this. (Note—Starmont went to milk in small plastic single bottles. It costs five cents more, but the consumption of milk increased 35%.) Riceville—FFA donated oranges to homebases in the high school. The team talked to the high school about what the FFI team is about. They surveyed each student about what they would like to see on the menu as far as other vegetables, fruits, and other comments. Each home base looked at the current menus and shared what they didn’t like. They feel the students took the survey seriously. They will now tally the surveys and meet with the food service director to plan for meal changes. Then the FFI team will start nutrition/fitness education sessions in the elementary (K-5). The concession survey has been shared with their principal. Howard-Winneshiek—Food service has been talked to, but are a bit at a standstill. Cheryl, the food service director, says that there are a lot of government rules that have been followed. Ala carte has been inventoried so that recommendations can be made. Elementary education will begin after the first of the year with first through third graders. A Team Nutrition grant has been submitted for this effort. The last team meeting was cancelled because of weather. It will be rescheduled in January. Starmont—Had a school planning meeting. Trent and Clint will be serving on the school-based team just not on the regional level. They had some nutrition

education displays at a wrestling meet. A report has not been shared yet. The school overall is very open to the initiative. VI. FFI Etiquette—everyone is asked to dress nicely for regional FFI meetings. Please no sweat pants, t-shirts, sweatshirts. Jeans and a nice shirt or sweater would be appreciated. Also, please consider your language and outward actions at these meetings. We want to set the best example that we can when doing FFI work. Tone, actions, dress….all of these things affect how others perceive us. San Antonio Conference—there are 1-2 spots left. Brenda Ranum needs to know by January 2nd if any other youth would like to go.

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VIII. Teleconference—Wednesday, January 28, 8:30 PM-10:00 PM.


				
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