Students at DTEMS and TVEMS tasted Avocado in the form of Guacamole scoops and learned fun facts about the food. Avocados are a fruit and sometimes called “alligator pears” due to their green scaly skin. They are packed with nutrients and good fats making them healthy for your heart and are the Aztec symbol for love.
Our Foods of the Month program helps kids and families learn more about foods that are healthy and promotes mostly locally grown produce. A Smarter Lunchrooms Scorecard Assessment is completed at the beginning and end of the school year. This assessment causes awareness of low cost or no cost changes that encourage the choices of healthier food choices, such as selection of white milk over flavored varieties.
WVU Extension Service Family Nutrition Program’s work is supported by the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) from the USDA Food and Nutrition Service.