Are you eating the right colors? - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Are you eating the right colors?

School is more than just reading, writing and arithmetic.

Every Tuesday and Thursday at four selected schools at LISD, kids get a lesson in trying new foods. You might not think melons are anything new, but most of these kids told us they'd never even tasted cantaloupe or honey dew melon before today.

It's all part of a special grant through Texas, thanks to a pilot program that started at LISD.  

Now, here's the lesson for parents. Did you know the recommended daily amount of fruits and veggies kids under age 12 need every day is between two and 5 cups a day? Teens and adults need between 3 and 6 cups of fruits and veggies a day.

And here's why these kids are learning in school to eat their colors, according to the USDA, what's red helps to maintain heart health, memory function and urinary tract health.

What's yellow and ornate helps to maintain heart health, and also protects your vision and builds better immune systems.

And what's green also helps your vision while building strong bones and teeth.

 

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