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September 2009

Measure Q Funds Boost Local Produce in School Lunch: A recent report released by the UC Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program shows a 21% increase in local fresh fruits and vegetables used in the school lunch program over last year, thanks in large part to Measure Q funds. The report was featured in a front page article in the Davis Enterprise.

North Davis Elementary PTA Receives Silver Award: Kristin Muir, physical education teacher, and the NDE PTA won the Governor's Physical Fitness Spotlight Silver Award for their innovations in fitness and wellness activities. The school was only one of three in the state to receive the award. NDE was honored for their variety of programs including fitness education classes, jump rope and running clubs and programs supported by Davis Farm to School Connection (Crunch Lunch salad bar, garden-based learning and recycling/composting programs).

Garden and Cooking Classes: This semester's Sacramento State University intern John has already begun teaching gardening and cooking classes at Cesar Chavez Elementary. For his first cooking class, fifth and sixth grade students made salsa, using peppers and tomatoes from the school garden. We look forward to having John work with us during the fall!

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