Interview with Tracy Hardy of the Rogue Valley Farm to Schools Program
Childhood obesity is a national health crisis and awareness of food choices other than fast foods and sugar drinks, are crucial to fighting the problem. That was the conclusion of Tracy Hardy of the Rogue Valley Farm to School Program, in an interview of the Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water on April 30, 2012. Her program sponsors summer camps and school field trips to local farms. It is attempting to enlist a participating farm in each Rogue Valley community.
Hardy also expressed concern to Sharon Kleyne about the importance of making sure children know where their food originates when purchased in stores. She and Sharon Kleyne believe in the importance of consuming locally grown food because they are better adapted to the nutritional needs of local residents (and require less fuel to ship).
Rogue Valley Farm to School is a leader in encouraging school districts to purchase more locally grown foods directly from the farms for their school lunches.
Sharon Kleyne reminded listeners that, “What you put in your mouth determines your health. Natural, healthy foods are not expensive and fresh, local, in-season vegetable produce costs less than prepared or imported foods.
As the first step towards good nutrition, Sharon Kleyne urges everyone to drink eight to ten glasses of pure water each day.
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