A student at charter public school Codman Academy wrote a paper about how much trouble it would be to buy some fresh fruit for lunch. She would have to take a bus for miles, past fast food restaurants and liquor stores, to get to a produce market. For Mbakwe Okafor, Codman’s wellness director, it was a call to action. His mission: to pull students with few options for healthy eating off the road to obesity, diabetes, and other chronic diseases.
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