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Farms- to- Schools: Teaching Kids to Eat Healthy and Eat Local

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Reporter: Lauren Compton l Videographer: Daniel Heffner

Lynchburg,VA- It can be difficult to get kids to eat their veggies. This week students at James River Day School in Lynchburg have been eating lots of local produce and loving it.

The school participated in their first Farms-to-School program. The students ate organic fruits and veggies from local farms. On Friday, parents were invited to see what the kids were learning.And, parents say their kids have actually gotten excited about eating things like radishes and beets.

"Well they've have come home everyday, telling me what they've seen, and what they've tasted. There were some things they've liked, and some things they probably need to try again," said Danielle Lewis, a parent attending the Farms-to-School event.

"Just because it's healthy doesn't mean it doesn't taste great. It's all how you prepare the food, and this week we showed the children that," said Tiffany Tatom, nutrition consultant for the James River Day School.

Farms-to-School is a state wide program that teaches kids about the importance of eating local, and exposing kids to healthy eating earlier in life.

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