school gardens http://mtpr.org en School Gardens: Digging into Healthy Habits http://mtpr.org/post/school-gardens-digging-healthy-habits <p>How many times have you heard a parent say, “I can’t get my kids to eat vegetables!” While this is, unfortunately, sometimes true, over the last two years as a FoodCorps Service Member at Hyalite Elementary School in Bozeman, I’ve heard AND experienced the exact opposite. Just last week, I had to ask a kindergartner to<em> STOP</em> eating spinach. He was picking it from the school gardens and shoving it into his mouth so fast that I feared he would strip every plant of its leaves, leaving none for others to try. What a quandary—having to ask a child to stop eating his vegetables!</p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 19:52:47 +0000 Erin Jackson 20762 at http://mtpr.org What one school is doing to maximize the amount of local veggies in its lunches http://mtpr.org/post/what-one-school-doing-maximize-amount-local-veggies-its-lunches <p>Getting fresh fruits and veggies onto kids’ plates is one of the goals of local farm-to-school efforts. This idea of buying local is going national with support from the U-S Department of Agriculture. The USDA recently conducted a census of schools across the state and the country.</p><p>USDA Undersecretary for Food, Nutrition, and Consumer Services Kevin Concannon said the farm-to-school model fits in with new school meal requirements calling for schools to serve fruits and vegetables every day.</p> Wed, 06 Nov 2013 01:49:20 +0000 Katrin Frye 10704 at http://mtpr.org What one school is doing to maximize the amount of local veggies in its lunches