Kale grows even better than lettuce in our region, and it grows almost the entire school year! Our team worked together to created our first original Farm to School dish – Sweet and Tender Kale Salad.
Visiting students “massaged” their own kale for the salad.
Ninety percent of the students who had a hand in making their own salad, said they liked it (and they ate it!).
Research has shown that students who grow the vegetable, know who did, or had a hand in preparing it are more likely to enjoy eating it.
We are hoping that our multi-pronged approach to vegetable appreciation will have a lasting effect on our students and their health.