Students gather around tables early in the morning in the Durant-Tuuri-Mott Elementary auditorium, enjoying yogurt parfaits on one of their last days of school. Not so long ago, many of these students would not have entertained the idea of eating yogurt with fresh fruits and granola.
FoodCorps worked with Congress to establish the Food and Agriculture Service Learning Program in the 2014 Farm Bill and has been working since then to obtain funding for it. The program will provide much-needed funds for initiatives that deliver hands-on nutrition and food education, promote farm to school, and improve school food environments to help kids grow up healthy.
MacQuiddy Elementary students were given a special treat Friday when local farmer Javier Zamora visited during lunch break to teach them about strawberries.