Power Playte

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Illustrated plate program boosts fresh produce consumption in elementary schools.

Some 13,000 elementary school students in Arizona are increasing their fruit and vegetable intake at lunch thanks to a program developed by two local entrepreneurs. Called the Power Play’te, it uses a colorful plate design modeled on the USDA’s MyPlate icon that encourages the student to fill it with healthy fresh produce.

Power Play’te is currently in use in two elementary districts:  Yuma One, a K-5 district, and Crane, a K-6 district. Launched in

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