D’Youville Dietetic Students Going to Public Schools With a Message
Buffalo, New York – October 11, 2016 – Twenty-five students from the D’Youville College dietetics program will be presenting lessons on the “Farm to School Program” to students in the Buffalo Public Schools on Friday, October 14 and on Friday October 28.
They will be at nine schools and more than 40 individual classrooms reaching close to 940 students in grades 4 through 6.
The lessons will focus on the importance of including fruits and vegetables in a person’s diet and the benefits of eating locally grown food. “The lessons are designed to bring simple messages on healthy eating using a learner centered teaching approach,” according to Dr. Kathleen M. Border, assistant professor of dietetics at D’Youville.
Dr. Border collaborated with the Buffalo Public Schools food service director, Bridget O’Brien-Wood and Cornell Cooperative Extension of Erie County to plan and implement this unique event.