What are the academic benefits of farm-to-school programs?

Eight school districts in Wisconsin are working with nonprofit group Live 54218 to launch farm-to-school programs. Jennifer Van Den Elzen, director of Live 54218, says such programs help support healthy lifestyles among students, which in turn, support better performance during the school day. "What we know is that if kids aren't well nourished or are under-exercised, they are not coming ready to learn," Van Den Elzen said. "When they eat well, they are there and present and able to learn."

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