Since the Feb. 14 school shooting in Florida, parents across the nation have been in a tough position — discussing gun safety with their children.

The threat of gun violence in schools has become a painful reality for millions of parents, whether they're directly affected by recent school shootings or merely facing the possibility that their children could be in danger simply by showing up to class.

Tanai Benard, an educator from Texas, decided it was time to have an honest conversation with her fifth-grade son to find out what he knew, and didn't know, about school shooting drills designed to keep students safe.

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As you sit down to eat your breakfast in the morning or grab an afternoon snack, take a minute to consider your food, how it was made, and how it got to your plate.

The fruit on your plate were grown and picked on farms, then processed, packaged and sent to the grocery store where you bought them.

Sounds simple, right?

The truth is, that process is anything but simple and at every step in the journey to your plate, harm can be caused to the people who grow it, the communities that need it, and the planet we all call home.

For example, thousands of kids live in food deserts and areas where access to affordable and nutritious food is limited. Around the world, one in three children suffer from some form of malnutrition, and yet, up to 40% of food in the United States is never eaten.

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