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Washington Elementary Brings Farm to School Lessons to the Classroom

By
Matt Pence,   Washington Elementary School
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Access to Healthy Foods,  Community Involvement
Washington Elementary Brings Farm to School Lessons to the Classroom

Washington students had the privilege to have a dietitian from a local grocery store come and speak to us about farm to school. We watched videos of farmers teaching us how they grow the crops and raise livestock and milk cows. We had a taste testing activity where the students got to prepare a healthy snack using the commodities that we learned about in the videos.

How did you accomplish your goals?

We wanted the students to learn about farming but we didn't have the budget to go to one of the farms. We contacted the local natural grocer to see if they could come explain to us how the farming system worked and how they get the food to customers.