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School Promotes Healthy Meals

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Churchill Road eco-patrols Michael Hoeymans and Jake Yates share a laugh with Principal Don Hutzel about eating salad for breakfast.

In conjunction with Fairfax County Public School’s wellness initiatives, Churchill Road School is encouraging students to include more fruits and vegetables into their meal choices. On the first day of school, members of the school’s eco-team planted a variety of crops in the raised beds including purple beans, soybeans, cabbage, spinach and a variety of lettuce types. Earlier last week, Churchill Road eco-educator Debra Maes and the patrols harvested their crops. The students were able to enjoy a healthy, colorful and tasty salad made from the greens at their monthly breakfast with Mrs. Maes and Principal Don Hutzel.