Green Smoothie Day
- Jane Perrow, Edgewood Elementary School
- Access to Healthy Foods, Student Leadership, Success with Funds
Green Smoothie Day was planned by four students and the Wellness Committee Program Advisrs. The four students, Program Advisors, school cooks, a few parents, teachers, and Vista Volunteers implemented the day. Green smoothies were blended and placed in 4 oz serving cups in the AM. All students were offered the smoothies during three lunch periods. All staff were offered servings. 89% of the students tasted. After tasting, the students received an "I ate a healthy snack" sticker. The students were asked to guess the secret ingredient that made it green. After learning that spinach was the secret ingredient, comments like "I hate spinach but I LOVE the smoothie" were heard. Many asked for seconds and the recipe.