by Adam Benson
When she talks to children about the importance of eating fresh fruit and vegetables as part of their daily diet, Leah Korger knows how to spark their interest: Let them get their hands dirty. During the next 11 months, the New London resident will work with the Norwich school district as its FoodCorps service member. In that role, she’ll work to increase the amount of local healthy food in school lunches, encourage children to try and eat more responsibly and conduct nutrition education in classrooms during and after school.
Korger, who has a nutrition degree from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, also completed an organic farming internship at Harmony Ridge Farms in Tobaccoville, N.C.