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Students at Crawfordsville’s Meredith Nicholson Elementary have learned to grow fruits and vegetables in the school garden for nearly a decade. This year, students can enjoy the fruits of their labor in the school cafeteria for the first time.

The Nicholson garden sits just behind the school, close enough for students to visit for lessons. They learn about agriculture all year, and plant seeds in the spring. Three days a week in the summer, students and families tend to various plants, including carrots, pumpkins and tomatoes. As fall approaches, they harvest.

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Aug 22, 2018

A boost of federal funding will help send farm fresh fruits and vegetables to Indiana schools. The Indiana State Department of Health will receive nearly $100,000 from a USDA grant to increase access to locally sourced foods in school cafeterias.  

Summer Food Programs Start Statewide

Jun 5, 2014
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Summer meal programs are getting underway in 194 Indiana cities.

The programs are designed to ensure kids can get a nutritious breakfast and lunch over the summer when school lunch programs aren‘t operating.

Feeding Indiana‘s Hungry executive director Emily Bryant says participation in the program went up by nearly one-fourth last year.