RICHLAND, Wash.-- Students at William Wiley Elementary went from farm to market on Thursday, all without leaving their school grounds.
It was the third annual "Farm to Market Fair" at the school in West Richland. Other schools and districts have been having a similar fair for more than a decade. The goal of the day was to promote healthy eating, exercise, and to learn where food comes from.
500 students went between eight different activities, including an "A" to "Z" salad bar featuring foods that start with every letter of the alphabet, the Washington State Dairy Ambassador, a lesson on carrots, a station about hand-washing, and an exercise station.
Seth Kelly, a 2nd grader at Wiley Elementary, told us what he did for exercises at the fair, "Jumping jacks, squats, hops, squat hops, and then we did a relay."
2nd grader Ali Cunningham says, "We learned how milking goes from cows and we learned the 5 different kinds of carrots there are."
Most students were surprised to learn that there are purple carrots, and they're healthier for you than regular orange ones.