Anderson Elementary School

Anderson Students Sample Produce Grown in School Garden

Jun 03, 2014

The concept of eating local took on a whole new meaning this spring for students at Frisco ISD's Anderson Elementary School.

In May, students sampled fresh lettuce and radishes grown and harvested right on the school grounds. Cafe staff used the produce to prepare a salad for students to enjoy for lunch.  

Staff members, parents and community members planted and cared for the school garden using water only from a rain barrel and Mother Nature.

Funding for the project came from a $2,000 grant from Whole Foods. 

Anderson Elementary was one of only 27 schools in North Texas to earn the title of Healthy Zone School from the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas and The Cooper Institute during the 2013-2014 school year.

It is the highest honor a school can achieve through the Healthy Zone School Recognition Program, an initiative to engage teachers, students and parents about fitness and nutrition.

Schools are selected for the program based on an application process and receive funding and volunteer support to fully implement healthy practices on their campuses.

Anderson School Garden