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CARPENTERSVILLE — Missy Graf of Carpentersville started out reading articles online and in newspapers and magazines about healthy eating more than three years ago. That turned into adding more fruits and vegetables into her family’s diet, Graf said. Her family of five switched to grass-fed beef, free-range chicken and raw milk. “We go straight to the cows. We wave to the cows as we drive past and say, ‘Thanks for the milk,’ ” she said. So she was excited when, last school year, all elementary schools in Community Unit School District 300 took on — and met — the HealthierUS School Challenge. And, Graf said, “I wanted to see if we could take the good nutrition we’re doing at school and try to get that at home.” “If your kids eat breakfast and lunch at school, that’s 10 meals a week at school. That’s less than 20 percent of their nutrition, their eating for the year. So we have to get this home.” The Liberty Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization co-president shared some things the Carpentersville-area school district is doing to continue its healthy efforts at the PTO Council meeting recently at the District 300 Central Office, 300 Cleveland Ave. The PTO Council includes parent leaders from all elementary and middle schools in the district. For the rest of the story, visit The Courier-News.

In Uncategorized on February 10, 2012 at 3:00 pm

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