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Community Transformation Grant Goes to Food Services Department

The innovative "Farm To School" program in San Diego Unified's Food Services Department has received a $750,000, five-year grant to continue and expand local farm tours, farmer-in-the-classroom visits, nutrition education and cooking demonstrations.

Part of an overall grant to the County of San Diego's Healthy Works program from the federal Affordable Care Act's Prevention and Public Health Fund, the 10-year Live Well San Diego! plan will work to make San Diego a healthier place.

"This is a fantastic opportunity to continue what has become a very popular program with our students and families," said Gary Petill, Food Services Director. "Not only do we take the farm to our students and our students to the farm, but it also allows us to continue to purchase great quality fruit and vegetables from our local growers."