Farm to Childcare arrives in Columbia Heights

Posted 6/20/13 - Columbia Heights-Fridley Sun Focus

New Horizon Academy in Columbia Heights on June 17 joined childcare centers throughout the state to serve healthy, locally-grown foods as part of a Farm to Childcare initiative.

The program began last year as a pilot project, designed to evaluate effectiveness at 14 childcare sites throughout the state. After seeing success, the Farm to Childcare program is expanding to 62 New Horizon Academy centers throughout the metro area and greater Minnesota, potentially reaching 7,500 children.

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