Health Champion: Lori Smith

As part of a partnership with the HealthMPowers SNAP-Ed program, Lori Smith, School Nurse and Health Education Coordinator at Martha Pucket Middle School, led a fun and informative trip for her student health advocates to a local hydroponic lettuce farm.

The team learned how a hydroponic farm operates, the benefits of fruits and veggies, and picked 25 heads of lettuce to take back to school. The students then led a taste test

for their peers, using the lettuce to create salads with strawberries and apples. The taste test was a success, and students were able to take the remaining heads of lettuce home, along with a new salad recipe to share with their families.