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oh, doesn't this do your heart good, to hear stories like this ... to know action is actually being taken to help our kids grow in the best way possible ...
happy to find you from my friend norah at 'the vine' ...
looking forward to coming back often!
ps. here is norah's link

I really feel like this is the key to solving so many health issues in the U.S. Gardening programs in schools and getting kids in the garden at home goes a long way but getting kids to eat healthy, wholesome food is the cornerstone. That should, of course, start at home, but school is the core of their social learning and eating is part of that. We preach to our kids that they need to pay attention to what is taught in schools, so we can't expect them to just ignore what kind of food they are being served. And the sad fact is that many kids will get their only nutritionally balanced meal of the day at school. Grants or not, this is not the place to be pinching pennies.

I doubt throwing more money at the problem will help it. There's a major problem with the entire society regarding health, from the top down.

What I am hoping, and I am seeing it materialize in some local programs that focus on educating kids on what constitutes delicious and nutritious, is that kids will bring healthier habits home with them and get their parents involved.

This works for other contexts, too, such as getting families to recycle and be mindful of what goes into the trash and why. You get kids doing these positive things at school, and get them fired up about it, and they take that enthusiasm home with them.

The problem with society and health is that food has become big business. I could go on, but that's another topic.

Hopefully these schools will serve as good examples to other institutions. Our kids deserve>good food wherever they are especially in school. Thanks. More power to you!

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