Keene State University Dietetic students graduate from a rigorous undergrad program heavy in the sciences. They then take a year of coursework and field study that further prepares them to become dieticians. This year the students and their professor, Karen Balnis, came to visit our garden on a beautiful fall morning. They had the opportunity to interview parent, Stacie Illingworth, our school chef, Kim Kinney and our principal, Steve Tullar, visionary of our all school garden, as well as Elaine Gordon, whose grant writing skills have enabled our school to move forward on a variety of health initiatives. We hope that one of these KSU students will consider a placement at our school.
Elaine later helped me to transport garden produce to the Fifth Grade for a salsa experiment. Check out our next blog to see the experiment in action!