BRIEF: Food drive sends students home with fruits, veggies
Dec 25, 2012 (Menafn - The Sacramento Bee - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) --SACRAMENTO- Low-income students from Capitol Heights Academy in Oak Park carried home bags of fresh fruits and vegetables after a holiday food drive by the California Food Literacy Center.
The center is working to improve attitudes and behaviors around healthy eating. It works with kindergarten-through-fifth grade students, teaching the kids how to read nutrition labels, make healthy meals and explore new foods.
In an effort to provide students with fruits and vegetables over the winter break, the center collected around 3,000 pieces of produce in the food drive.
Local residents, Soil Born Farms and Feeding Crane Farms donated to the food drive, held outside Nugget Market in West Sacramento.
To make a donation, see www.californiafoodliteracy.org.
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