Winning Schools Submit Creative Ideas for Their Grants
Applications were reviewed by representatives from the SNF and PBH and
judged upon criteria including need, innovation, greatest likelihood of
sustainable impact on the students they are serving, and potential for
community involvement. Grants were awarded to schools from 47 different
states plus Washington, D.C. Some of the grant recipients include:
-- "Columbus Explores Healthy Choices," by Christopher Columbus School in
New Haven, Conn., which will implement after-school walks to local
farmers' markets and organize parent/student workshops about locally
-- "Veggies R Fun: The Panther Produce Project," by Forest Oak Elementary
School in Newark, Del., which will plant indoor classroom and outdoor
gardens, host healthy cooking classes for families, and publish a
student veggie cookbook.
-- "Community Greenhouse," by Andrew K. Demoski School in Nulato, Alaska,
which plans to side-step the implications of the harsh winter climate
by building a community greenhouse in which to grow fresh fruits and
veggies that are extremely costly to obtain otherwise. The greenhouse
will serve students and the community at large.
-- "Making Healthy Food Choices from Farm to School," by Applegate
Elementary in Eugene, Ore., which will offer an integrated
farm-to-school program that includes school gardens, garden-based
nutrition lessons, farm field trips and harvest days to expose kids to
the joys of growing, harvesting, preparing and eating fresh veggies.
The Hidden Valley(R) Love Your Veggies(TM) Nationwide Sch
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