Food Education and Connection to Family Farms

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I have written before about the importance of eating locally and teaching children about the importance of fresh, local produce. Here is an inspiring story that shows what one person can do for children, for schools, for the environment. It is an interesting success story about what can be done to help schools and farmers work together in improving the nutritional food  of children.

Here is a concern reported by The Telegraph in England: regional tastes are in danger of going extinct as fewer people are able to appreciate the subtleties of flavors in fresh, seasonal products. They go on to report that we’re losing contact with where food comes from – and its distinctive taste.

These are concerns in the US as well. More can, and should, be done to educate young people especially, about proper diets, rich in real locally grown food.

Lee Jackson
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