BLOOMINGTON- Some Bloomington students celebrated their efforts to eat healthy.
Cedar Ridge Elementary School students reaped the harvest of its teaching garden. The garden was planted in May and is part of an American Heart Association initiative to fight childhood obesity.
Students learn how to garden and the importance of fresh foods.
Tuesday, students even made salsa using tomatoes from the garden. Their teacher hopes the kids are more aware of what they eat.
"It's a learning experience and an exposure for these students to understand where their food comes from and some healthy options to eat. That they can actually participate and do was an excellent opportunity for them," said Anne Bare, second grade teacher at Cedar Ridge.
According to the American Heart Association, kids who participate in gardening are more likely to eat fruits and vegetables.