Pepperidge Farms' Project L.E.A.N. Benefits Student Health

Project L.E.A.N., a program created with the help of Pepperidge Farms and the Norwalk Hospital and Health Department, is expanding to Kendall Elementary School. The program, titled Learning with Energy from Activity and Nutrition, was designed to lower the childhood obesity rate in Norwalk. Jefferson Science Magnet School, the first school to feature the program, revealed the project was a success. Results show that more than 90% of Project L.E.A.N. students are now aware of the risks caused by an unhealthy weight and know how to make good food choices. John Reynolds, Principal of Jefferson Elementary, says, “Through Project L.E.A.N. we’ve impacted the health of our students, who, as a result, come to school motivated and ready to learn, allowing us to accomplish our academic goals.”