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2 Jefferson City elementary schools give kids a boost in nutrition

2 Jefferson City elementary schools give kids a boost in nutrition

January 11th, 2011 in News

Page Newsome avails herself of a healthy afternoon snack as she works on a project at South Elementary School. She is a fourth-grade student in Angie Clark's classroom.

Photo by Julie Smith

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."