Students help make the food at school

Garden-to-table participation helps boost lunch counts

Students at Peabody Charter School in Santa Barbara, CA, have an active hand in sourcing ingredients for their own lunches. The sixth grade’s Garden Project produces lettuce, spinach, tomatoes, cucumbers and other vegetables that it then sells to the cafeteria. The proceeds, some $3,000 annually, fund the class’s annual trip to science camp.

In addition, kids help in the kitchen. Every Friday is pizza day and students come in early to be among those who get to help roll the dough and

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