11.05.2020 Gratitude for Nutrition Staff & Donations Doubled!

Grateful For School Nutrition Staff

Our wonderful outdoor growing season has now come to an end and all of our GROW staff, interns and volunteers are incredibly thankful for our healthy gardens that produced hundreds of pounds of produce for our school this season.

I, Linda the Operations Director at GROW, would personally like to give a huge THANK YOU to the School District of La Crosse school nutrition staff that welcomed me and the fresh produce with big smiles and open arms all season long, to then prepare the goods for distribution to the students.

It’s great partnerships like this that increase the important accessibility to fresh foods for our schools’ families. We at GROW, look forward to continuing this collaboration for many future growing seasons to come.

We are lucky to have such wonderful people in our community! Thank you for helping connect students with healthy food.
Donations Doubled 
Thank you for helping us raise $3,165 during our Dollar for Dollar Matching Event! The amazing Kujak Orthodontics will match $2,500 for a total impact of $5,665 to connect children to healthy food and nature!
Intern Spotlight

Meet Zayna, Dietetic Intern!Zayna Flahaut is currently completing her Dietetic Internship at Viterbo University. This internship is one of the final steps to become a Registered Dietitian (RD). She is doing her preceptorship with GROW this semester and will be working 40 hours a week with us! Zayna will be focusing on planning the Kids Chef Challenge event as well as working on a nutrition education series with a focus on fresh produce. Zayna is so excited to be a part of the GROW team and seeing her passions for hands-on learning about nutrition, health, and sustainability issues in action. 

Hometown: Paxton, Illinois
Major: Human Nutrition and Dietetics
Year in school: First-year Masters
What are you excited about with GROW?
I am excited to connect nutrition with agriculture, I truly believe this connection is vital in preventing many of the health disparities we see today. Education in this area for younger populations provides an opportunity to be present and mindful with nutrition.
Watch for more on our Virtual Kids Chef Challenge coming soon!