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Try-it-Tuesday: Elementary school students taste-test Brussels sprouts for the first time

D38 Prairie Winds Elementary School parents make foods most students never had
Posted at 7:05 PM, Jan 31, 2023
and last updated 2023-01-31 22:11:41-05

COLORADO SPRINGS— Some Monument School District 38 Prairie Elementary School parents make and bring in food most students never had before. They call it Try-it-Tuesdays. Every month, students can say yes to new foods.

"Me and my friends made a vow, every Try-it-Tuesday, we'd always try it," said fifth-grader Miles. "I'm not that much of a picky eater."

Many students go back for seconds and even take a recipe card home.

"I feel like then I can open up more to more foods than just like a little food group," said fifth-grader Cora.

"It's all about showing them healthy foods can taste good too," said one volunteer parent Brooke Distefano. "Parents cook what's easy and what they know they'll eat but I think a lot of parents don't realize that kids will eat vegetables if you put a little effort into it."

When there's no snow on the ground, parent volunteers use the school's garden.

"I think the more we do it, the more excited they are to try new things," said a volunteer parent Pam Cooley.

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