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Rachael Ray promotes NYC school gardens
TV chef Rachael Ray and NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg team up to promote healthy eating in NYC schools.
Mon, Jun 07, 2010 at 02:00 PM
Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Rachael Ray recently announced they will work together on a series of initiatives to help bring better food to NYC school lunches and better nutrition information to the classrooms. The overall goal of the Ray/Bloomberg partnership is to help NYC kids eat healthier and understand where their food comes from.
The new programs will help schools build a garden or connect them to an existing garden and provide cooking and nutrition instruction to young New Yorkers. The announcement was made next to the vegetable garden at PS 29 in Brooklyn
, a site the school is using to teach students about healthy eating — in addition to enhancing science and nature curriculums.
One of those in attendance at the announcement was Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn who said "Teaching children about healthy eating and where our food comes from is just as valuable as teaching them how to read and write." I love this quote because I think it really wraps up my thoughts on school nutrition classes and lunch programs.
What could be more important than giving our kids the tools they need to make healthy choices in life?
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