Grant funds healthy eating program at school

NAUGATUCK — FoodCorps will embed trained AmeriCorps service members in Western Elementary School as part of an effort to engage students in healthy eating habits.

The program is funded through a $30,000 grant from the Connecticut Community Foundation to the Connecticut affiliate of FoodCorps, a press release stated. The grant is also paying for the program at four schools in Waterbury.

The AmeriCorps service members will work in collaboration with school nurses, cafeteria workers and teachers on a variety of activities, such as teaching health or science lessons, or helping to build a school garden.