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Kids Campaign for Veggies in Anchorage

sammy squashWe loved this story from Alaska. It demonstrates that kids like vegetable and kids are ready to take their health and nutrition into their own hands when they can. KTVA11 (Alaska) reports…

Earlier this year students at Polaris School did a taste test of roasted Alaska vegetables. Students chowed down on squash, turnips, parsnips and beets. The highest score in the taste test went to parsnips, and now the Anchorage School District is looking to put those and other Alaska-grown veggies on the menu.

“It was really great to go out there and see kids who were excited to try these vegetables,” said A.S.D. head dietician LaDonna Dean. “You typically don’t think about students lining up outside the door to try parsnips but they were and they were really excited about it!”

We applaud the kids for taking the lead and having great taste. We applaud the school and especially the school service staff for incorporating the changes!

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