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The Mexican school where pupils plant, harvest and eat together

Local families in Puebla are cultivating a healthy, #ZeroHunger attitude to food


12 Jul 2018

Elvis Cortés Hernández grabs his lunch and sits down with his friends. We’re at the General Lázaro Cárdenas school in Ajalpan, deep in the heart of Mexico’s Puebla province and the ten–year–old is chatting about the school’s vegetable garden, one element of its progressive food policy. “I like to eat in the school dining room because they give me carrots, broccoli and fruit,” he says, crushing a piece of mango with his teeth.

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