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PHOTO: Immaculate Heart of Mary School debuts Salad Bar program

Gabriel Rowsell, a Grade 6 student at Immaculate Heart of Mary School in Corner Brook, poses for a photo with just a snippet of the fresh produce the school had available for the official opening of its Salad Bar program Tuesday.
Gabriel Rowsell, a Grade 6 student at Immaculate Heart of Mary School in Corner Brook, poses for a photo with just a snippet of the fresh produce the school had available for the official opening of its Salad Bar program Tuesday. - Gary Kean

Gabriel Rowsell, a Grade 6 student at Immaculate Heart of Mary School in Corner Brook, poses for a photo with just a snippet of the fresh produce the school had available for the official opening of its Salad Bar program Tuesday. The school is one of 13 across Canada to be awarded with a grant through the Farm to School program. The $10,000 grant will help provide staff training and help facilitate students working with a local farmer to produce food to be made available to students. The first salad bar fed 75 students and, while it will be a weekly function for now, the ultimate goal is for the school to produce enough food in its three indoor classroom gardens and its large external greenhouse to have a self-sustainable salad bar available at the school five days a week.

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