by Lesley Lammers
An exciting new national service program called FoodCorps launched this month with the goal of addressing healthy food access for children in low-income communities by recruiting young inspired leaders to commit to a year of public service. These service members have been given marching orders to create and maintain school gardens, provide hands-on nutrition education and offer healthy, fresh, local food in public school cafeterias. Ultimately, FoodCorps hopes to make farm-to-school and school garden programs the norm in an effort to counteract the escalation of diet-related diseases that are plaguing our nation’s youth.
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