Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station | [Cooperative Extension of Gloucester County]

Grow Healthy Gloucester County

Photo: Students taste salads made with just-picked romaine lettuce, cucumbers and tomatoes. Part of FCHS' statewide school wellness initiative, Gloucester County's Grow Healthy project combines gardening with nutrition, physical activity, agriculture, and locally grown food projects that are fun, hands-on and support NJ Core Curriculum Content Standards.

Grow Healthy is a way for schools to...

  • Help kids eat more fruits and vegetables
  • Offer nutrition education, physical activity, gardening & agriculture programs to students, families, and staff
  • Connect With Local Farms
  • Serve More Local Foods
  • Offer farm-to-school & nutrition trainings for foodservice staff

Currently, our project involves 3 Gloucester County schools, each of whom has created a personalized gardening and wellness project that will build a healthier school.

Grow Healthy Our Projects

  • Aura School, Elk Township
  • West End Elementary School, Woodbury
  • Archbishop Damiano School, St. John of God, Westville

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