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— Students and staff across Detroit Public Schools marked National Food Day in a crunchy way Friday.

During the district’s first Motor City Apple Crunch Day, youngsters, teachers, administrators and visitors joined in munching on the sweet, healthy treats. The initiative was part of DPS’ efforts to promote healthy eating.

The district also marked Food Day by serving a lunch menu featuring three staples of Midwest farm production: apples, potatoes and chicken drumsticks. The potatoes were produced by Elmaple Farms in Kalkaska and packaged by A.L. Johnson in Leroy, while the Jonathan apples came from Klenk Orchards in Grand Rapids.

DPS’ Office of Nutrition serves more than 85,000 meals a day, making breakfast and lunch available to all students and after-school dinners to students in tutoring and enrichment programs.

— The Detroit News

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