‘Freaky’ fruits: Rio Hondo students experience new foods

RIO HONDO — Juan Garza and his classmates strolled into the cafeteria yesterday like any other lunch hour.

Except, this time the à la carte lane was filled with dragon fruit, rainbow carrots and blood oranges for the students to try.

“When I tried the yellow carrots it didn’t taste any different from a regular carrot,” Garza, a third grader, said. “I really hope they add these kinds of fruits to the menu because they are really good.”

Rio Hondo Intermediate Elementary students were given samples of fruits and vegetables to taste so by the time they’re on the menu when the students reach junior high and high school, it’s nothing new for their tastebuds.

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