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School Gardens Bring Healthy Foods to Kids 4/13/2011
Some Washington public school kids are getting a double dose of healthy living this year. Grants are helping to provide hands-on lessons for students in school gardens, while cafeterias serve up more fresh, local produce. The number of school gardens is on the rise, and new money is available to bring local foods into cafeterias.

According to Joan Qazi, Coordinator of the Fresh Food in Schools Project, a grant was awarded to Washington State University to administer the program presently in 12 elementary schools across the state.

Any school, parents, or farmers who are interested in increasing kids access to locally grown foods can contact her at 664-6691. We have her web and email address on our site, ( or email