Lawrence district introduces 'Farm 2 School' cooking program
February 9, 2018
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Denise Johnson has a winning strategy for getting kids to eat their vegetables.
It's simple as pie. Or, in this case, muffins. Johnson, the Lawrence school district's assistant director of health and wellness, tells a cafeteria full of third-graders to add what looks like a cup's worth of spinach into their mixing bowls.
Weirdly, they don't seem too put off by the idea of green, nutrient-packed muffins.
"When they grow it and they make it, they eat it," Johnson said later that Friday, explaining the success of the district's Farm 2 School program.
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