UF Dietetics Students partner with Alachua County Elementary Schools to Win Second and Third Place
UF Dietetics Students partner with Alachua County Elementary Schools to Win Second and Third Place in Florida Farm to School Week
In Fall 2013, UF FSHN Dietetics Students in the Food Systems Management class teamed up with five Alachua County elementary schools (Duval, Irby, Meadowbrook, Waldo, and Wiles) to plan and build school gardens. Irby Elementary and Waldo Community School recently received state awards for their efforts.
The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services held the Florida’s “What Works” Contest for “Florida Farm to School Week” in November 2013. The purpose of Florida’s “What Works” Contest is to encourage and reward outstanding practices in schools that go above and beyond during specific recognition weeks. Two Alachua County schools took top positions during the previous “Florida Farm to School Week” with the assistance of UF Dietetics students. The UF Dietetic students partnered with these local schools by planning and building gardens at the schools and presenting fun educational lessons on nutrition and health.
Congratulations to our Dietetics Students and to Irby Elementary for winning Second Place, and Waldo Community School for winning Third Place in the contest.