IHSD Health & Nutrition Services Manager, Fou, shares some healthy perspective to start the new year!


As we enter the new year, there’s no better time to reflect on overall wellness. At IHSD, I
gratefully embrace the incredible leadership that guides the fulfilling work that we do to support
our children and their families.

IHSD’s spirit exemplifies a purpose that is true to the creation of Head Start and that is around
the child’s well being. While our staff are easily found busying themselves with compliance
driven health and nutrition deadlines, we can certainly share that this is the testament to the
love we have for our families and our agency.

We live in a county where folks are constantly stretched to meet the needs of their children, their families and so we take great pride in the confidence they have in entrusting their children to the IHSD learning community.

Our efforts in guiding them around the importance and value of keeping their child healthy and safe by sharing the benefit in timely physical exams, having their children immunized to mention a few and most importantly that their child is thriving, growing, learning.

There is a transference of goodness in the classrooms and throughout the agency, a belief system that builds upon life skills and tools that are shared with the children and families that we

Love+Wellness+Creating a LOVE of learning = IHSD children

I am so honored to be in the spirit of this work with Heartworkers who easily take on the charge to improve the quality of life for others through education as it truly is an equalizer. We fill gaps that allow our families to flourish as they equally fill our hearts with the smiles that bring us all daily joy, resonating deep in my soul – this is the magic you find here at IHSD!

Wishing you all the best of the season and enriching new year!

– Manufou Liaiga-Anoa’i, IHSD Health & Nutrition Services Manager