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Teacher of the week: Susan Burns

1:00 PM, May 24, 2012   |    comments
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The love our Teacher of the Week has for her students is obvious.

2nd grade teacher Susan Burns not only wants her students to succeed in class at R-V Daniels Elementary School.

She's doing what she can to combat the problem of childhood obesity, by helping develop the magnet school's "Healthy Me! Garden".

She says R-V- Daniels is located in what's considered a "food desert", where there isn't a grocery store close enough for many kids to walk to.

"We're helping the children learn that the decisions of what they eat, impacts the way they feel," Burns exclaims excitedly.

Burns also uses the Healthy Me! Garden to teach children about their environment and how they can take their gardening skills home for more healthy eating.

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