The innovative "Farm To School" program in San Diego Unified's Food Services Department has received a $750,000, five-year grant to continue and expand local farm tours, farmer-in-the-classroom visits, nutrition education and cooking demonstrations.
Part of an overall grant to
the County of San Diego's Healthy Works program from the federal
Affordable Care Act's Prevention and Public Health Fund, the 10-year
Live Well San Diego! plan will work to make San Diego a healthier place.
is a fantastic opportunity to continue what has become a very popular
program with our students and families," said Gary Petill, Food Services
Director. "Not only do we take the farm to our students and our
students to the farm, but it also allows us to continue to purchase
great quality fruit and vegetables from our local growers."
For more information, contact Petill at firstname.lastname@example.org.