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I am THRILLED that you are covering this topic and so excited that this discussion is finally getting going. I am grateful that we live in an area that is one of the leaders in the slow food and eat local revolution. Nutrition is critically important for overall health, and has been strongly linked to learning challenges and behavioral problems such as hyperactivity. YES, I would agree that school funding should focus on food. Is is a no-brainer, and long overdue. The other huge advantages are benefitting the local community, teaching kids where their food comes from, teaching them to be aware for a lifetime of the source and quality of their food, and re-creating the sense of community we are all longing for.
After this, we can turn our attention to recycling in schools. The waste is abominable!!
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