'Farm to School' month promotes local produce in schools
October has been proclaimed "Farm to School" month. During a signing ceremony today at Adelup, the department of education announced it is partnering with the economic development authority and local farmers to bring more local produce into school cafeterias. Guam Department of Education deputy superintendent Dr. Kelly Sukola explained the event.
"One of the most important things about education is when we teach our kids we want to make it very relevant to them, and what's more relevant than having food that's grown here on Guam, and to enjoy that food that they probably already enjoy at home," she said. "So we want to make sure they have that available to them at school as well."
Dr. Sukola says there are approximately 30,000 students who participate in the school lunch program, and that equates to some 130,000
meals a week.