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Asparagus was taste tested in Santa MariaBonita cafeterias in April with very positive student survey results
<p>Asparagus was taste tested in Santa Maria-Bonita cafeterias in April, with very positive student survey results.</p>

UC CalFresh works with K-12 district on produce promotion

Santa Maria-Bonita schools already souces 80 percent of its produce locally.

The University of California CalFresh Nutrition Education program (UC CalFresh) is partnering with the Santa Maria-Bonita (Calif.) School District (SMBSD) to promote healthier choices in the school cafeteria. Since March, SMBSD students were given the opportunity to try new vegetables such as Brussels sprouts, asparagus and sweet bell pepper, then vote on which they would like to see again at their salad bars. So far, the results have been overwhelmingly positive with a majority of students

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