Fruit processor, Latino group promote healthy eating to schools - The Packer

Fruit processor, Latino group promote healthy eating to schools

01/30/2013 12:17:00 PM
Vicky Boyd

Simply Fresh Fruit logoSimply Fresh Fruit, a Vernon, Calif.-based processor of fresh-cut fruit, has joined the Latino Green Project to develop educational curriculum that promotes healthy eating to Los Angeles Unified School District middle school students.

The “Eat Right, Be Bright” pilot program, which is patterned after first lady Michelle Obama’s national healthy eating initiative, is being tested at Walnut Park Middle School STEM Academy, South Gate, Calif., according to a news release.

It combines community involvement, science projects and healthy eating lesson plans.

Participating in the program was a natural for Simply Fresh Fruit, according to president Bill Sander.

“Applying academic subjects, such as science, technology, engineering and mathematics, to everyday concepts will contribute to students’ academic success, as well as give them options for furthering their education and expanding their career goals,” he said in the release.

The Latino Green Project, Los Angeles, promotes community-based sustainability, college readiness and green technology-based career development.



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