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Eat Around the Rainbow

By
Jennifer James,   Christie Elementary School
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Eat Around the Rainbow

During lunch, students were encouraged to sample a variety of fruits and vegetables as part of an event called "Eating Around the Rainbow.” Items such as tomatoes, oranges, carrots, corn, broccoli, edamame, blueberries, and cabbage were arranged to represent all the colors of the rainbow, giving students the opportunity to try new foods or discover nutritious favorites. The hope was that students would identify at least three fruits or vegetables to enjoy at home with their families.

How did students and adults work together as a team?

Our parent volunteers, cafeteria workers, teachers, and students worked together as a team to pull this off. Everyone during this day was encouraging each other to try new things that they never had before, and encouraged students to go back to their tables at lunch and encourage other students. The event was truly a success and students were still talking about it when they came to school the next day!