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Vegetables helping raise money


April 6, 2011
By The Canadian Press

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vegetables01April
6, 2011, Winnipeg, Man – Some Manitoba students will be selling fresh
vegetables instead of sweets this fall to raise money for school projects.

April
6, 2011, Winnipeg, Man – Some Manitoba students will be selling fresh
vegetables instead of sweets this fall to raise money for school projects.

Healthy
Living Minister Jim Rondeau says it’s a way to encourage people to eat more
nutritious foods.

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A
program called Farm to School Healthy Choice Fundraiser will provide locally
grown carrots, onions and potatoes in a recyclable shopping bag that students
can sell for $10, while a $20 version will also include parsnips and cabbage.

A
recent pilot project that involved 66 schools raised almost $55,000 dollars in
profit from the sale of three semi-trailer loads of veggies.

The
program will be available to more than 850 schools across the province.


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