It’s an age-old challenge: How do you get children to eat more vegetables? Doris Demers '16, the child nutrition director for the Oyster River Cooperative School District (ORCSD), seems to have found an answer — feed them fresh, local produce.
“I’ve always felt strongly about buying local because everyone knows fresh is the best, and the longer a vegetable is off the plant, the more nutrients it loses,” Demers says. She notes that the number of students in her school district who eat school meals has increased dramatically since she started incorporating fresh, local meat, poultry, fish, vegetables and fruit into the district’s lunch menu.
But where to find delicious, freshly picked vegetables year round in New Hampshire?
Thanks to a partnership with the UNH Thompson School of Applied...