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Farm to School teaching kids to enjoy healthy food

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A new program comes to Rockford helping kids learn more about the food they eat. 

The Farm to School program visited Haskell elementary school--- teaching kids how to shuck and clean corn for a meal tomorrow. The program 
Farm to School goes across Illinois to help kids learn about and enjoy eating healthier foods. 

"One problem that schools see sometimes is that the vegetables that they serve the kids end up in the trash," said Farm to School Program Manager Lydia Van Slyke. "With programs like this,we have really noticed across the state that the kids are more willing to eat everything that's on their plate."

All of the corn the kids cleaned was grown 40 miles away in Union, Illinois farms.
 

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