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Best Menu Concept: Smoothie Program, Pinellas County (FL) Schools

Best Menu Concept: Smoothie Program, Pinellas County (FL) Schools

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Getting kids to actually consume the required fruit/vegetable component of a qualified school meal has been a problem for many districts, but at Pinellas County, several thousand middle schoolers a day are eagerly taking and consuming this component in the form of smoothies.

Pinellas rotates 35 different smoothie recipes, one per day, at each of its 20 middle school sites. The formulations include such concoctions as Orange Blast (sweet potato, orange and pineapple juices)

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