Tray Talk - Green Team Helps Bring Fresh Choices To Massachusetts Cafeteria

At Manchester-Essex Regional Middle High School, members of the student "Green Team" plant and harvest vegetables in the school garden. Cafeteria employees use this fresh produce in the salad bar and in many of the made-from-scratch recipes served for lunch, like pesto pasta prepared with garden kale instead of basil.

Now that students are involved in raising these healthy choices, they are more willing to select them in the cafeteria.

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