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Gardening for a healthier future at Cleo Gordon Elementary

DAILY REPUBLIC

By Heather Ah San

Fresh fruit and vegetables are no longer regular food groups for children.

Fast food and junk food are now commonplace in lieu of more expensive and, to most children, less tasty fruits and vegetables.

Within the past few years elementary schools across America are trying to increase children’s exposure to fresh produce by planting school gardens that they later use for school lunches.

Cleo Gordon Elementary School in Fairfield recently jumped on the school garden bandwagon with the help of a grant provided by the nonprofit Common Vision.

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