From Tower to Table

Learning where food comes from and how to prepare nutritious meals has become a component of the curriculum at W. Smith Elementary School. Thanks to a grant from Louisiana Team Nutrition, students have the opportunity to create a tower garden to grow fresh produce such as bibb lettuce, gourmet lettuce, rainbow chard, and kale.

Recently, students created salads, smoothies, and salsa using the produce from the garden. Juice Plus representative, Linda Woodward, helped lead the class and taught students how to grow plants in the garden and how to prepare fresh fruits and vegetables in both a nutritious and delicious way.

Katherine Williams, physical education teacher and lead for the grant, said the students have been› excited to see the garden grow each week.



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