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Food Pantry Cooking Classes Teach Healthy, Local Eating

Food Pantry Cooking Classes Teach Healthy, Local Eating

Manna Food Project (Manna) held its sixth regional Crock-Pot cooking class at the Moms & Tots Center in Ellsworth on Thursday, Dec. 14. Twenty-five food pantry clients living in the area learned about planning healthy meals, the importance of eating more fresh vegetables, and supporting local growers.

East Jordan Incorporates Local Produce into Cafeteria and Curriculum

East Jordan Incorporates Local Produce into Cafeteria and Curriculum

Elementary School, K-6, and preschool students at East Jordan Public Schools are eating more local farm-fresh fruits and vegetables thanks to “Try Days” which the Charlevoix County school is holding early each month. In order to connect nutrition with classroom learning, students also watch a series of videos featuring one-minute health tips, and vote whether they “tried it”, “liked it” or “loved it”.

Raw Potatoes to State Policy: Celebrating 15 Years of Farm to School Work

Raw Potatoes to State Policy: Celebrating 15 Years of Farm to School Work

Nathan Bates and Boyne Falls Public School are a shining testament to the impact of northwest lower Michigan’s flourishing farm to school movement. It is a movement that is benefiting schoolchildren both nutritionally and academically and, at the same time, is giving small and mid-size farmers a growing market for their crops and helping them stay on their land.

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