Keweenaw Food Day

The School Food Tour has been busy! Here’s what’s new:

Join us to celebrate local, fresh food during Keweenaw Food Day on October 24!”

Events include:

These events are sponsored by the Western Upper Peninsula Health Department, Portage Health, The Keweenaw Co-op and the Portage Lake District Library. 


‘CATCH’ing UP on Sara’s new world…

Enjoy this excerpt from the “Beyond the Blue Building” blog at my new place of employment, the Western Upper Peninsula Health Department. Or, click here for the full story.

My new supervisor and I prepping for a ride.

“We are pleased to announce new federal funding for comprehensive health, nutrition and wellness policies and education in area elementary schools and summer and after-school programs, and doubly pleased to introduce you to Sara Salo, the newest employee at the health department. Here is Sara’s story, in her own words:

This May, after 9 months and 5,000 miles of pedaling, I was thrilled to complete my nationwide bicycle program – The School Food Tour  – in a community that so ardently shares my passion for cycling and healthy living. Riding the Tour’s final miles along the Houghton waterfront accompanied by 70+ students from Houghton Middle School not only impressed upon me this area’s commitment to active transportation but as a native Yooper it was also personally meaningful to witness Houghton’s next generation appreciate bicycle travel and healthy snacks.”

…Continued here… 


The School Food Tour arrived safely in Houghton, Michigan last Friday, May 11th!

72 students from Houghton Middle School and High School pedaled with me along my “Final Mile”. It was a fantastic turnout complete with healthy snacks and an enthusiastic crowd. Stay tuned for updates as I make my rounds through the many local schools this week.

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