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Thursday, March 19, 2015

Farm to School: From Fries to Kale!

Sharing a really good story like the one mentioned here in this blog post may give hope to elementary schools in the country as well as parents everywhere. 
It's hard enough for people (let alone children) to think of the food supply in relation to everyday school lunches, but how can they keep interested and coming back for more! Thus far, the Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project's Growing Minds Farm to School program gives a shining example of the strong possibilities of a healthier relationship to food.
After all, food really is medicine and in teaching students at a young age the importance of eating real food, the connection to better health can become more and more possible. 
"Since 2002, the program has educated more than 15,000 children in 120 Western North Carolina schools about local food and farms. ASAP says the program gives kids opportunities to learn about local food and farms in the classroom, cafeteria and community, including such activities as edible school gardens, farm field trips, classroom cooking with local food and locally grown food served or provided via taste test in the cafeteria." To learn more, go to the link above.

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