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Health and Fitness

At least eight school districts in the Buffalo Niagara region will tilt considerably toward state-produced foods Thursday as part of the region’s first Farm-to-School Day. “By purchasing and serving more foods grown in New York, schools help support our local agricultural economy, and provide students with fresh, nutritious foods and education about where food comes fro…

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Colden Elementary School students got a feel for the holiday spirit a month early this year, when they learned the school won a Get Out and Grow grant and that a top Paralympic athlete would be the one to deliver the check. “What a unique opportunity for my kids, a life-changing learning opportunity,” Principal Marcole Feuz said. Colden Elementary isn’t considered a …

Health and Fitness

Kids like to talk about food, at least if a couple of new farm-to-school lessons at Southside Elementary School in South Buffalo are an example. The lessons showed that the program buzz is palpable among students — who are more than willing to throw their parents under the bus when it comes to their lack of healthy food choices at home. Take the fourth-grader who lea…