Part 2: Marion Kalb continues the conversation around the Farm To School program, acknowledging that added costs for fresh foods are a challenge, but also explaining practical ways to overcome some of those obstacles. Pointing out, in some cases, the cost of fresh, locally supplied foods are less expensive than their out of state counterparts.
With hundreds of billions of dollars in stimulus money about to be provided by the taxpayer, how about including in the stimulus package provisions to fund a national Farm To School program? Imagine, if we could provide healthy, fresh, and locally produced fruits and vegetables to school kids throughout the country, how this may positively impact the economies of rural communities, advance the health of school kids, and provide hands-on education to encourage healthier eating habits for the next generation of American adults.
How important would offering fresh, locally produced fruits and vegetables in schools, be to your family?
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