Palm Beach County school officials plan garden to help fight obesity
Published: Monday, February 1, 2010 at 6:55 a.m.
Last Modified: Monday, February 1, 2010 at 6:55 a.m.
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Children in one South Florida school district will begin growing fruits and vegetables as part of an effort to fight against childhood obesity.
The Palm Beach County School District received a $360,000 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to grow the food and learn to eat better during the next four years.
The district will focus the program in a central Palm Beach County area where many residents are poor.
A district official said the district will organize farmers' markets where the food will be sold or given away.