Approaching Fifth Year, FoodCorps Helps the U.S. Buck the Childhood Obesity Trend, Reports Voice of America

By Anu Pande

The kindergarten students at John Burroughs Elementary School are staying an hour later on this day – not to brush up on their reading or math skills, but to taste kale – many for the first time.

“Yum, it tastes good,” said Robert Smith as he puts the green leaves seasoned with olive oil in his mouth.

Since the start of the school year, FoodCorps member Karen Davison has spent each day in a Washington, D.C., classroom introducing new vegetables to these five-year-olds, while teaching them where their food comes from and how they can make healthier choices on a daily basis.

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