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EBR schools to receive fruit tree donation

4 years 10 months 10 hours ago Thursday, July 30 2015 Jul 30, 2015 July 30, 2015 9:00 AM July 30, 2015 in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Joe Hagan

BATON ROUGE- Schools in East Baton Rouge are getting a healthy bonus. Every school in the district is set to receive a donation of fruit trees.

The trees are being donated by a Dr. Thom Dihn, who hopes the trees will influence students to make healthy eating choices.

“I wanted to do something, but I'm quite busy so I don't have a lot of time to put into the project,” said Dihn. “I thought fruit trees could be great because I just have to plant it and let nature take its course.”

Dr. Dinh says she got the idea while trying to do something about the childhood obesity epidemic in Louisiana.

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