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      Growing the roots to a healthy foundation

      Eating right and learning how to grow your own food; that's the lesson students at Lincoln Elementary School are learning in order to stay healthy at a young age.Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital and The Heart Association have partnered to host the Teaching Gardens.Officials say is a way for faculty to come together and make sure students are making healthy food choices.Some of the items they are growing are lettuce, spinach, herbs, cabbage and collards.Lincoln Elementary School Assistant Principal Patricia Greene says, "kids have got to learn how to take care of themselves at a young age so that they will be healthy once thy get older. We're doing what we can to make being healthy, fun."About 80 kids participated in the event. The faculty and staff is responsible for keeping the garden up to par and doing maintenance such as watering and turning the soil.

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