2 Jefferson City elementary schools give kids a boost in nutrition
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Kids are eating their broccoli — even looking forward to it.
Healthy snacks like cubes of cantaloupes or florets of cauliflower are welcomed enthusiastically into classrooms at Jefferson City's South Elementary School three days per week.
“I like cantaloupe; it’s juicy and sweet,” said fifth-grader Paige Ireland. “(The snack) gets me energized; helps me think better and stuff.”