Produce donation expanding food horizons

Students at Tawanka Elementary School in Feasterville have been sam­pling a vari­ety of fresh fruits and veg­eta­bles thanks to a part­ner­ship between phys­i­cal edu­ca­tion teacher Bob Wright and the Giant Food Store in Feasterville. Each month the stu­dents will receive a sam­ple of a dif­fer­ent fruit or veg­etable — start­ing with bell pep­pers (red and green) in February. Along with the sam­ple, they are giv­en nutri­tion­al infor­ma­tion and dis­cuss the ben­e­fit each can have to their total diet. Did you know that bell pep­pers are very high in Vitamin C, are low in sat­u­rat­ed fat, cho­les­terol and sodi­um, and are an excel­lent source of dietary fiber? Plus they’re deli­cious, as these Tawanka stu­dents dis­cov­ered (at least one asked his par­ents to buy more of them!).

Students at Tawanka Elementary School sampe veg­eta­bles in class