Morrisons gives schools free gardening equipment to help kids reconnect with nature and healthy food

Morrisons has launched ‘It’s Good To Grow’, a campaign in all of its stores that will donate gardening equipment to schoolchildren across the UK in the hope of educating kids about where their food comes from.

The scheme will see customers gain one ‘It’s Good to Grow’ token in their My Morrisons account via the app and website for every £10 spent in store or online, which can then be donated to any school to redeem equipment such as gardening tools, composting bins and seeds to get growing.

The National Food Strategy, published earlier this year, outlined the need for

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Luzerne County schools get $668,975 in grants for healthy food options

Six Luzerne County school districts have nabbed a total of $668,975 in state grants designed to increase the amount of fresh fruit and vegetable snacks available during the school day. The money will go to a total of 19 local schools.

The grants — $7 million total statewide — come from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP), designed “to create healthier school environments by providing healthier food choices, expand the variety of fruits and vegetables students experience, increase fruit and vegetable consumption, and positively impact students’ present and future health.” according to a media release

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