A Tray Talk Success Story - Ohio Students Ask for More Spinach!

A Tray Talk Success Story - Ohio Students Ask for More Spinach!

Sailorway Middle School’s cafeteria in Ohio had been offering fresh fruits or vegetables every day for years, but when Cafeteria Manager Evie Hess realized many of the fourth graders weren’t taking the fresh produce, she knew it was time to mix up the menu!

So one day Evie ordered fresh strawberries and baby spinach and served them with low fat poppy seed dressing. Her assistant said, “No way are they going to eat this!” but the class scooped up every single serving and students were asking for more the rest of the week!

Read the complete story including Evie’s other creative ideas for increasing fruit and veggie consumption and the comments from some of Sailorway’s students at http://www.traytalk.org/success_story/ohio-students-ask-for-more-spinach/

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