Live from One Young World: Nutrition in our schools

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During the student break out groups last night, I conducted a report on the Environmental Charter School. During the time of my report, a lot of the delegates shared why they felt going to his event would help them. Most of the delegates who attended were from Pittsburgh. Most of the delegates wanted to learn about the behaviors unhealthy food can take on a person. Others wanted to learn about the expense of food, as well as advocating to young students in schools.

 

This gardening program is located in 6 Public Schools. “It is harder to run this program in public schools due to the rules, policies, and regulations involved,” the founder stated. The garden contains 6 gardening beds for rotating, but due to the weather and timing of season, everything is being put to bed. This program is not for jus fun and game; they teach the kids how to take care of the crops as well as contributing different classes such as science and math. They would like to expand to new schools around Pittsburgh but they primarily work with primary students.

 

After the tour of their garden, they served us delicious healthy food that is served in their kitchens at the school. They served chicken tacos, very sweet and ripe fruit, with a side of corn and pasta. If I had this in my school, I would love to eat in school and I opinionize that this would highly benefit the school district as well as children in the schools to eat healthier and decrease the deaths in America to food disease.

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