University to Promote Greens in Local Schools

Grant will also enable district meals to be made in university kitchens.

The Missouri Foundation for Health has awarded Saint Louis University a $248,000 “farm to school” grant to improve school lunches and teach business skills in the Maplewood Richmond Heights district — and boost local farmers in the process. The grant is designed to encourage children to eat locally grown fruits and vegetables and to get those fruits and vegetables to the schools.

SLU will work with the Missouri Farmers Union to select area farmers who can replace foods on Maplewood Ri

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