Iowa FoodCorps Service Member Brings Excitement to Healthy Eating for Students

By Deb Kunkle, Oelwein Daily Register

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Getting children to choose healthy snacks or opt for vegetables over cookies is challenging, but Emma Dubay is meeting that challenge head-on in Wings Park and Little Husky classrooms.

Dubay is a FoodCorps and Americorps service member working fulltime with Oelwein elementary students in grades K-4. Her focus is on healthy food in schools, with specific goals to increase knowledge so that students understand what healthy food is and where it comes from. This focus, in turn, helps improve attitudes so students enjoy trying new foods and prefer foods that are good for them.