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Growing Minds is a program of Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project. ASAP’s mission is to help local farms thrive, link farmers to markets and supporters, and build healthy communities through connections to local food.

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Growing Minds @ University

Growing Minds @ University ([email protected]) is a partnership between ASAP’s Growing Minds Farm to School Program, Dietetic Internship programs at Western Carolina University, Lenoir-Rhyne University, and Appalachian State University, and Dietetic Internship preceptors.

Through trainings and resources, [email protected] equips pre-service students with knowledge and experiences to be able to incorporate local food and farm to school/farm to preschool activities into their careers as dietitians and to create environments that are conducive to those activities. We aim to help students utilize farm to school/preschool as a way to enhance the health and education of the children and families they serve. 

In working with Dietetic Internship preceptors, [email protected] helps to create and promote a culture of health around local food within organizations and businesses.

Contact us if you are interested in becoming a [email protected] partner.



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