Editorial: Why student involvement in the community is beneficial

The Chronicle salutes people like Stephany Olivas, See Story titled “Community garden sprouts unity” on page 8, Project Feed the Hood, and growing awareness urban farming, who work hard to make sure children in underprivileged communities have the information to make better choices with the foods they consume, which will hopefully have a lasting effect on future generations.

Nutritional education has not been a priority in the American education system since the simplifying and changing of the national food pyramid.

It is such a great thing to see that organizations such as Project Feed the Hood are helping to educate children in school and community gardens on the nutritional value of fresh whole organic foods.

Families and children are empowered when they are taught how to plant and care for organic fruits and vegetables. Giving the community a chance to learn about genetically modified foods and the importance of proper nutrition is truly invaluable.

Unfortunately, only prosperous American schools teach or explain the differences between GM foods and organic whole foods, and it is commendable that non-profits are going out into deprived communities and teaching these children about proper sustenance.

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