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first_img“Just because we’re buying a whole bunch more local food, the schools have the ability to actually prepare it and get all of those new recipes,” said Summerlee. This helps the local economy, as well as our kids, for years to come. “They’re able to eat fresh produce or products that were processed or picked, possibly hours or just a day or two before they eat it. And it’s just full of flavor or nutrients they might not get at home,” said Broome-Tioga BOCES Registered Dietitian Julie Raway. “How far it travels, how it affects the local economy, jobs it takes to produce that food, and just making sure they can have the ability and the knowledge to make healthy choices in the cafeteria,” said Cornell Cooperative Extension Executive Director Beth Roberts. “If we establish healthy choices as young children, then hopefully that will carry on through their entire lifespan,” said Roberts. The Rural Health Network of South Central New York was awarded a $100,000 grant from the United States Department of Agriculture, or USDA. For a list of all of the federal grant winners, click here. The money also adds training for food service staff. In collaboration with Broome-Tioga BOCES and the Cornell Cooperative Extension, the grant will increase students’ access to locally-grown food. Schools aren’t the only ones reaping the benefits of the grant and the farm-to-school program. “It not only supports students eating local, fresh food, but also supports the community and farmers which are really important to us because they grow the food that we eat,” said Raway. Students will also get the opportunity to learn more about what their eating, with the grant helping to provide education in the classroom. “It will allow us to keep that momentum going of all of the great work that has been done, working with local farms, getting more local farms into the schools, but also add on some new elements,” said Rural Health Network Director of Food and Health Erin Summerlee. Since the format for school this fall is still unknown, the Rural Health Network says it will be able to shift its budget as needed. (WBNG) — The Southern Tier has a history of its farm-to-school programs, and now they are set to expand.last_img read more

first_imgYou ask and we do our best to dig and provide some answers.That’s how Clark Asks works, getting you involved in the news reporting process. Over the past eight months, you’ve asked nearly 150 questions and we’ve answered 18 of them, most of those selected by you in online voting rounds.Here’s another chance for you to pick from three readers’ questions to help us decide which subject to dive into next. We’ve picked these questions for this voting round:• Please look into the lack of support for grandparents raising grandchildren in the state of Washington. Why are we offered no type of assistance?• When will it be time for Battle Ground Public Schools to be divided into smaller districts to better serve constituents?• Why are some street signs green, some yellow and some white?Vote for one of these questions in the box on the left. Recently, you asked us to answer reader Dirk Parsons’ question: “Each winter, motorists experience ‘Goodwill Lake,’ the flooded area of Highway 503 (near the Goodwill store). What causes it and can it be fixed?” That led to reporter Dameon Pesanti’s story explaining how “Goodwill Lake” occurs and that state officials say they have a plan to fix it this year.If you have a question about the local area that’s vexing you, be sure to submit it to Clark Asks. You can also see questions that others have submitted.last_img read more