Kale took the spotlight as CCP looks to promote healthy living, eating

John McDevitt
December 16, 2018 - 4:00 am

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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) —  In an effort to help students who are struggling with food insecurity, the Community College of Philadelphia holds a variety of nutrition programs and giveaways throughout the year.

Student Clareece Williamson, of Southwest Philadelphia, was so excited about getting a potted kale plant she was singing about it.

Williamson says she was so happy that she even named it.

"I will name him Blossom," she said.

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Reporter: What does a program do for you guys, the students?

"Well it helps us to know about cultivation, eating well and it also helps us to learn how to appreciate nature," she said.

CCP was giving away cut kale, kale plants and recipes to students in its community garden.  

The college periodically holds vegetable give away day to promote healthy meal options.

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