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Madison City school offers children locally grown produce for lunches

It's a part of an initiative to bring more produce grown in Alabama to your children's school lunches.

Posted: Sep 6, 2019 6:35 PM

The lunch menu at one Madison City school is a lot fresher.

Liberty Middle School is serving cantaloupe and blueberries grown right in Alabama. It's part of a pilot program the school is working on so they can serve more locally grown produce throughout the school year.

They say the kids definitely indulged.

"There's a lot of hustle and bustle out there. Several students are taking both the shortcakes we have as well as the cantaloupes and blueberries that we've put out as a mixture," Cameron Clark, a supervisor for the Madison City School's Child Nutrition Program, said.

The district says programs like these make financial sense, but they're also important for child nutrition.

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