La Crosse is showing off how it introduces healthy habits to our students.
Hundreds of professionals ranging from nutritionists, to farmers, to educators gathered for a summit on Wednesday, focusing on the Farm 2 School Program. It introduces locally grown produce in the schools.
One of the sessions Wednesday toured the school gardens at State Road Elementary.
This spring the students started the seeds indoors then transplanted them outside.
It's one way educators are able to teach about the growing process and conference attendees hope to learn many more.
"Some of them come from places like Madison who have a lot more school gardens so maybe they can even tell us, give us some suggetsions, but I think other places that are wanting to start a school garden I can answer some of the questions on how we started," Jamie O'Neill, garden program director for Grow Your Brain.
The conference continues Thursday with a variety of breakout sessions.