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Gardens help local kids learn about healthy eating

7:08 AM, May 20, 2013
Second-graders learn about healthy eating in schools in January at Pioneer Elementary School in Ashwaubenon. A local health advocacy group is providing some schools grants to grow gardens.
Second-graders learn about healthy eating in schools in January at Pioneer Elementary School in Ashwaubenon. A local health advocacy group is providing some schools grants to grow gardens.
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Some local students are learning about healthy eating while developing green thumbs.

Live54218, a nonprofit advocating healthy lifestyles in Brown County, awarded several mini-grants to schools in the Green Bay, De Pere, West De Pere and Oneida Nation school districts improve or enhance campus gardens.

"Many of them already had gardens, they just needed help developing a system to maintain or improve them," said Ashley Ponschok, Live54218 farm to school coordinator. The school districts are part of Live54218's farm-to-school program. The organization has been working with schools ...

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