Thursday, February 21, 2008

Endless Fruit & Veggie Bar

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Tulsa Public Schools has piloted a new program. They are adding fruits and vegetable bars in their schools in an effort to curb childhood obesity and to add nutrition to their diets.

Lee Elementary is one of the first schools to try it out.

So far the students are enjoying the extra options to keep them healthy.

"I want to encourage the parents really to have the kids eat these healthy choices, because these are the habits they will have for the rest of their lives," said Hossein Akhtarkhavari, Child Nutrition Director

School nutrition officials say students can visit the fruit and vegetable bar endlessly.