Springdale Students Learn Healthy Eating Habits
School District Gains FoodCorps, GardenCorps Programs
Posted: December 16, 2013 at 5 a.m.
Students at George Elementary School in Springdale are eating more fruits and vegetables after learning about nutrition through the GardenCorps program, said Annette Freeman, principal.
By The Numbers
Percentage of obese students in four Northwest Arkansas school districts and three Springdale schools during the 2012-13 school year:
26.3 Bentonville School District
28.9 Fayetteville School District
42.5 Rogers School District
45.7 Springdale School District
41.8 Bayyari Elementary School
47.5 Harp Elementary School
54.9 George Elementary School
At A Glance
Arkansas school districts with FoodCorps this school year:
Springdale School District
Fayetteville School District
Marshall School District
Source: Rachel Spencer, FoodCorps fellow
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