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In Oakland, California, an elementary school with mostly low-income Latino students is taking the notion of healthy eating pretty seriously. It has banned all junk food from the school campus. Sticking to the ban has been a challenge not just for the kids, but for parents and teachers, too. But over time, the attitudes are changing. Now the school has its own garden, a cooking class for students, and kids are teaching their parents about the new fruits and veggies they’re trying.

Photo by Marissa Ortega-Welch

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