Borderland non-profits win recognition for promoting healthy eating initiatives in schools

Two borderland non-profits were recognized for their efforts in creating healthy eating initiatives in the community.

The Paso del Norte Health Foundation recognized non-profits Border Partners and La Semilla in New Mexico.

Border Partners– the nonprofit organization that helps people from both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border– recently launched a new grant effort to promote healthier futures for kids in school in Las Palomas.

The new grant promotes healthy eating habits by teaching more than 700 school children, their teachers, parents, families, and school cooks how to grow their food at an on-site greenhouse.

La Semilla Food Center– the nonprofit organization based in Anthony, New Mexico– hosted its second Teacher Knowledge Exchange at Zia Middle School in Las Cruces, where teachers learned how to teach students how to plant and grow a school garden and cook.

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Senior Program Officer for the Paso del Norte Health Foundation Jana Renner said:

We support nonprofit organizations with the resources they need to make healthy eating a priority in their communities.

Funding for the program was provided through the Paso del Norte Health Foundation’s Healthy Eating initiative.

To learn more about Border Partners, visit and for more information on La Semilla Food Center and its programs, visit

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