Monday, August 30, 2010

B.C. program schooling kids with fresh, local fare

B.C.’s Farm to School program is providing fresh, local fare to students while teaching them about where their food comes from – and the kids are eating it up

Given the choice between a salad bar or lunch packed by mom, a surprising number of students at Mountview Elementary go for the lettuce and mustard greens.

At the tiny school in Williams Lake, B.C., 160 out of 200 students line up on Tuesdays and Thursdays to munch on asparagus, broccoli or snap peas and tuck into dishes such as bison-vegetable chili.

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