|Mason County students enjoy a meal of locally grown|
food. (Charleston Gazette photo by Chip Ellis)
The program is based on one already in use in Mason County, where the Kanawha River meets the Ohio. Cristi Rulen, food service director for the district, said "They do it as a classroom and they're eating with their buddies, and it makes it more of like a family atmosphere," and "our discipline is down, our attendance is up." (Read more)
Molly Burchett of Kentucky Health News writes about the bill and how a similar measure could help children in Kentucky.