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Crunch Day promotes healthy eating

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Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Across the state, students and teachers across the state recently crunched into apples grown in the North Carolina mountains in celebration of N.C. Crunch Day and Farm to School Month.

The Crunch Day promotes healthy eating and celebrates North Carolina agriculture.

Stocks Elementary School students were joined by Edgecombe County Public Schools Child Nutrition Director Ruth McDowell and the Rev. Richard Joyner, a local farmer who spoke to students about the importance of eating locally grown food. He brought cucumbers, kale, tomatoes and other vegetables grown on his farm at Conetoe Family Life Center to share with the students.

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