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Students Try Persimmons for November


The Healthy Schools and Communities team in partnership with the Redwood City School District held a cafeteria promotion at Taft Elementary. Students enjoyed a sample of persimmon. Persimmons are rich in antioxidants and important nutrients, such as fiber and vitamin A.  Once they tried their sample, they voted on whether they “loved it”, “liked it”, or “not today”. Many students tried a persimmon for the first time during this tasting. The voting results will give food service directors insight on student preferences which helps reduce food waste. Learn about other strategies for reducing food waste in schools.