Thursday, April 14, 2011
April 14, 2011: Farm to Table: Bringing Healthy Food From Local Farms to Local Kids
Everybody’s talking about healthy locally grown food, but is everybody getting the food? Not yet. But a new pilot project is slowly turning things around. The project, "Farm to Table," connects fresh, nutritious fruits and vegetables with those who need them most, young children and seniors. Money to jump-start the pilot came from stimulus dollars awarded to counties and cities with public health programs designed to improve nutrition for low-income populations. The pilot took off this spring at senior centers. This week a preschool received its first delivery. As you'll hear, the kids seem to like their vegetables.