As the Executive Director of the UNFI Foundation, I see allot of requests for support of farm to school initiatives. What better way to fight obesity and chronic health issues than by educating our youth on healthy and nutritious eating.
I am constantly amazed at the number of young people who don’t know what broccoli looks like when it is growing- “what are those giant green leaves?” That beet-root actually comes from beneath the soil and not out of a can! Honoring October as the National Farm to School Month is an admirable way to highlight this deficiency of food knowledge and its relationship to nutrition. Continue reading “Let’s Celebrate October as National Farm to School Month!”