Creative Programs in Food Deserts Teach Valuable Lessons

The University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension along with the Boys and Girls Club have started combating food deserts by cultivating community gardens with the help of school-age children. The purpose of the program is to help students understand where healthy food comes from and explain to them that it may be cheaper to grow their own food than to go to the store. Additionally, they hope to interest students in fresh alternatives to pre-packaged and processed meals.

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