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What is Asparagus?

Gloria Guillen,   Alta Vista Elementary School
Access to Healthy Foods

Asparagus was introduced for lunch. Many kids have never heard of the vegetable. We made posters and informed them of the many vitamins in asparagus. We picked another lunch day and introduced it again. This time, if the students ate it, they got "free dress" the next day. What a hit. Many tried it for the first time. Many did like it. It was great introducing something new.

What challenges did you face and how did you overcome them?

My biggest challenge was making sure we had enough for the whole school!! Everyone had to try it. The small students did not want to try it at all, and that was okay.