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Dottie's Healthy Eaters

Joseph B Thoreson,   Discovery Community Elem School
Access to Healthy Foods, Community Involvement,  Physical Activity Participation
In District 742, we are constantly working with the national government to make changes happen. We recently received a Healthy Snacks Grant to help our students at Discovery Community School receive fresh fruits and veggies daily. This is huge, because we know that living in lower income communities, our students are not eating all the recommended fruits and veggies to sustain a healthy life. With this grant, the students at Discovery are eating healthier every day.

What improvements have you seen at your school?

We have seen students learn to try new foods. Instead of looking at something and saying "that looks gross", we are asking the students to crunch 7 times and give their pallet a chance to gain all the foods' great flavors.