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Give a School an Orchard, Teach Kids to Eat Right for a Lifetime


A nonprofit organization is working to plant 1,000 orchards to help low-income students make healthier food choices.

As many as 6.5 million American children live in neighborhoods where fresh fruits and vegetables are hard to come by, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. In these food deserts, as they’re known, a greasy slice of pizza is easier found than a nutritious salad. To help improve the situation, one nonprofit is setting out to help improve such kids’ eating habits by planting organic fruit orchards around low-income public schools.

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