Farm to School: New Options Could be Coming to Cafeterias
ALACHUA COUNTY - Your kids could have healthier options in the cafeteria after the USDA granted Alachua County Public Schools $45,000 to make farmers a bigger part of the picture.
The grant allows the school board to hire someone to coordinate collecting produce from local growers and distributing it to area schools.
The grant is for elementary schools...with hopes to expand the program to middle and high schools in the future.
It's good for you... but also a good teaching model.
Maria Eunice, director of Alachua County Schools food and nutrition services: "we want to eventually have farmers come in and build relationships with the students."
The grant is aimed towards schools with the highest population of students on free and reduced lunch.
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