Food for Thought: Dr. Seuss Day

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By Patti Rigby, Carbon School District Nutritional Director

Students celebrated the birthday of Theodor Seuss Geisel on March 2. While enjoying fresh, red apples, we acknowledged his beloved book “Ten Apples Up on Top.” Kids also enjoyed a dessert of animal crackers to celebrate his book “If I Ran the Zoo,” which he wrote in 1950.

Students loved the crisp, red apples, which were sliced up and easy to eat. The animal crackers are also a kid-friendly favorite and we love to serve them as a whole grain, healthy treat. Dr Seuss’s birthday has become known as National Read Across America Day.

Our child nutrition program was happy to help that effort by doing a drawing for books during the lunch period. The kids were so excited!