Friday, May 11, 2012

"Garden-to-Table" Promotes Healthy Eating Habits

Garden Preschoolers in room 71 at Lindbergh Schweitzer Elementary worked in pairs, planting vegetables and flowers in their spring garden to discover first-hand the benefits of eating healthy. The young 3-5 year old students are now busy watering and watching the young plants grow. Soon, they will enjoy sampling freshly picked lettuce, cucumbers and strawberries.

"The garden is a huge hit with the students," said proud teachers Phoebe Bishops and Tami Colo. "Healthy eating habits are part of the Extended Core Curriculum of Daily Living Skills provided for our blind and visually impaired students."

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For information about the district's Farm to School program, visit the Food Services website at