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A typical day39s lunch at El Monte includes at least two fruits and two vegetables

A typical day's lunch at El Monte includes at least two fruits and two vegetables.

K-12 Innovator of the Year: El Monte City Schools

From Fear Factor to live cows, El Monte City Schools finds innovative ways to teach nutrition and wellness.

At El Monte City School District, in California, nutrition doesn’t just mean a healthy meal conforming to USDA standards. It means trotting out a host of extra activities designed to engage youngsters about healthy lifestyles.

And, yes, if that means hauling a live Jersey cow onto school grounds to offer a demonstration of where milk comes from as part of a larger session on the healthfulness and variability of dairy products,

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