February Harvest of the Month: Kale

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February Trading Card

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.

Kale Salad Recipe picture

Visiting students “massaged” their own kale for the salad.

making kale salad

Ninety percent of the students who had a hand in making their own salad, said they liked it (and they ate it!).

kale eater

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.