Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Fwd: Health Department Launches New Farm to Preschool Program

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Health E-News September 17, 2014

Health Department Launches New Farm to Preschool Program

This new initiative brings inexpensive, locally grown produce to parents, kids and community members in neighborhoods citywide

InfluenzaThe Health Department, in partnership with GrowNYC and Corbin Hill Food Project, announced the launch of Farm to Preschool, a new initiative that brings fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables to 11 participating preschools across the city. Once a week at each site, parents, preschool staff and community members can purchase a farm fresh produce box containing a variety of seven to 10 locally grown fruits and vegetables. Health Commissioner Dr. Mary Bassett and ACS Commissioner Gladys Carrión made this announcement at the Bishop Sexton Head Start in Brooklyn, one of the more than 1,100 sites in New York City offering free, high-quality pre-K this year.

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