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Bringing lessons from the farm to the school

Old Sturbridge Village hosts expanded convention

Jose Garcia, a health instructor at Doherty Memorial High School in Worcester, makes a presentation as part of the Massachusetts Farm to School Convention Thursday, March 15 at Old Sturbridge Village. Kevin Flanders. (click for larger version)
March 20, 2012
STURBRIDGE — The food revolution is well under way in schools across America, as parents and administrators are attempting to curb obesity by offering healthier choices.

In an effort to promote the need to increase the amount of healthy, locally grown food served in local schools, members of the Massachusetts Farm to School Project held a convention Thursday, March 15 at Old Sturbridge Village.

The full-day conference included several workshops and presentations geared toward demonstrating the many ways in which Massachusetts residents are establishing connections between school food service operators, educators and farmers. The presenters also encouraged guests to build on these efforts by implementing various strategies in their hometowns.

For more on this story, please see tomorrow's Southbridge Evening News.

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