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School gardens and nutrition education: Grants for FL schools to expand access to local produce

BY: - July 15, 2021

Kids in Tampa will soon grow produce in a local garden, to distribute to their communities. Others will learn how to make healthy snacks at their local YMCA. Miami-Dade kids could soon serve as “community ambassadors” and lead workshops promoting the benefits of eating fresh produce. And up in Northeast Florida, Putnam County schools will […]

DeSantis vetoes civic education bill citing ‘action civics’ — programs that critics call leftist

BY: - June 30, 2021

For months, Gov. Ron DeSantis has been riding a wave of conservative moves, such as banning Critical Race Theory, supporting proposed civic standards that don’t include the word slavery and requiring campus surveys to ensure conservative ideas are not suppressed. Now, DeSantis has vetoed a civics education bill, SB 146 — which got bipartisan support […]