from the team that brought you “Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead.” As filmmaker Joe Cross spent time traveling the world with his previous two films, he met thousands of people and one issue that came up again and again was what to do about the growing childhood obesity problem. In THE KIDS MENU, Joe meets with experts, parents, teachers and kids, coming to the realization that childhood obesity isn’t the real issue, but rather a symptom of a bigger problem. The lack of knowledge of what healthy foods are. Lack of access to healthy and affordable options. And the influence of negative role models, whether a parent, teacher or even a celebrity.
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As posted by Taylor Rapalyea, Republican-American - 10/9/2015: East School students were able to eat the fruits and vegetables of their labor during their first Harvest Day.
Victoria Vargas, 10, gives a tour of East School's community garden during a harvest festival in Torrington on Thursday. The event featured food items produced by the school's garden, something that students and parents worked on over the summer.
As posted by Caleb Bedillion, Republican American: BETHLEHEM — Students, teachers and administrators at Bethlehem Elementary School stepped out of their classrooms and offices on a pleasant fall day Tuesday to officially name the school's new garden.The three raised beds that currently constitute the garden are now dubbed the BES Bulldog Garden.
Students at Bethlehem Elementary School listen to Principal Susan Ruddock on Tuesday during a program to name the school's garden, which was dubbed The BES Bulldog Garden. Photo: Steven Valenti
Another great garden story expressing the joy and fun of nutrition education!
As posted in Litchfield.bz - 10/02/15: Region 6 health and wellness guru Alisa Wright and sixth-graders at the James Morris School in Morris prepare for Wednesday's harvest garden lunch at the school. The annual lunch featured entrees students’ prepared using produce from the school's garden. As it has done in the past, the school donated produce from the garden to the F.I.S.H. shelter and the Happy Hands Food Bank, both in Torrington.