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Berkeley's vibrant school gardening and cooking programs are in danger of losing their federal funding for next year. This program shows children how the food grown in the garden helps their bodies grow and also teaches them about science, math and many other subjects at the same time. For 15 years the program has served as a model for the rest of the country, helping kids and families fight obesity while improving learning readiness, academic performances, and engagement. We are an alliance of parents, teachers and community members who are looking for creative solutions for long-term, stable support for these programs that have proven health and educational benefits for all of our children. We believe prioritizing these programs is critical to fighting childhood obesity, improving academic performance, and providing our kids with essential life skills for success. Please sign this petition to show the School Board you want to them to prioritize these programs!

Letter to
Berkeley Unified School District Board of Education
School Board President Karen Hemphill
School Board Vice President Josh Daniels
and 3 others
School Board Member Beatriz Leyva-Cutler
School Board Member Judy Appel
School Board Student Director Juliette Mueller
Berkeley School Garden and Cooking Programs has served as a model for the rest of the country for the past 15 years through helping kids and families fight obesity while improving learning readiness, academic performances, and engagement.

I know the federal funding is ending for it. I am a part of an alliance of Berkeley parents, teachers and community members who are looking for creative solutions for long-term, stable support for these programs that have proven health and educational benefits for all of our children. Please prioritize funding for this program so that all our Berkeley students can continue to participate in this program that benefits their learning, their minds and their health!