Bringing Nutritious Food to the School Table

Bringing Nutritious Food to the School Table

Mother Jessica Ferrell puts education into action. Having recently completed the Stanford Prevention Research Center's program "Healthy 4 All," Jessica began promoting nutrition in her community’s schools through edible gardens.

Jessica tackled a challenging issue: spreading the impact of the gardens throughout the community. Even more, Jessica helped form an “Edible Education Community”, a group which included invested teachers, district employees, parent volunteers, and representatives from Stanford, Slow Food, and Frog Hollow Farm. While the school district lacks an official nutrition education class, school gardens are effective venues for disseminating nutrition education to not just school children but the entire community.

Read Jessica's inspiring story about food justice in action

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