Colle Farmers Market Applauds an Article’s Focus on Organic Farms’ Roles in a Child’s Health

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Colle Farmers Market commends an article’s illustration of organic farms’ roles in teenagers’ lives.

On December 18, Colle Farmers Market commends Samantha Tipler’s article in the Herald and News that shows how fresh produce from organic farms can influence a teenager’s lunch choice.

Based on the article “Local fresh fruit, vegetables popular for teens,” 16-year-olds, Becca Wiles and Kaitlyn Todd, are nutrition-minded teens that prefer fresh fruits and vegetables from their school’s garden carts to the typical school lunch. The article stated, “Becca sticks to the veggies and avoids the school’s main course, while Kaitlyn will sometimes eat the main course.” Because their parents played a vital role in showing them the right types of food, they hardly realized the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act’s impact on their school lunches.

Enacted in 2010, the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act is a legislation that allows the USDA to create and enforce programs that focus on improving child nutrition. While influencing children and teens to make healthy food choices, it also combats child hunger. The crux lies on reforming school lunch and breakfast programs. It promotes nutrition education and the purchase and consumption of locally grown produce. Thus, organic farms are important to this act.

“Though the teens do think about nutrition, snack time is less nutritious than lunch time,” the Herald and News explained. Becca described how being around other people impact a person’s snack decision. For instance, because school vending machines include Flamin’ Hot Baked Cheetos, teens are more likely to be drawn to this snack when they’re with their schoolmates.

Colle Farmers Market, an online community that connects organic farmers to organic consumers, commends the Herald and News article. “Organic farms are key sources of fresh, nutritional, locally-grown produce for children and young adults,” Colle Farmers Market said. “Nutrition education is important to battling childhood hunger and other health-related issues.”

Colle is an E-Commerce enabled farmers market community that is passionate about sustainable consumption and responsible conservation. The Colle movement is dedicated to connecting natural product vendors, organic farmers and all people who are living an organic and natural lifestyle with the ultimate goal of using more sustainable farming and consumerism.

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