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June 4—Thanks to a federal grant and staff creativity the students of Lake Superior Elementary School, in Superior, Wis., have have a foods that you might not expect like spinach.
Lake Superior Elementary School received a $9,527 grant this year through the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program. The grant money, which averages out to more than $50 per child, provides students with fresh fruit or vegetable snacks during the school day.
Through the program, students at Lake Superior Elementary School were introduced to a new lineup of fruits and vegetables. One of the more exotic items offered was jicama, a root vegetable that looks like a cross between a potato and a turnip. Students also sampled spinach, brussel sprouts, pomegranate seeds and mangos.