Favorite Fruits: THS Shares Their Favorite Healthy Snacks

Aiden Bruer, Reporter & Editor

They’re crispy. They’re crunchy. They’re yummy.

Fruit is an essential part of the human diet, providing needed vitamins and minerals for healthy living and approximately 20 percent of most children’s fruit consumption comes from apples. Of that, 10 percent comes from apple juice, according to USDA.gov. 

“My favorite fruit is an apple,” junior Kingston Cooke said.

Everyday at lunch, the cafeteria sells fresh fruit ranging from bananas, apples, oranges and grapes.

 “My favorite fruit is oranges; I like orange juice,” junior Reginald Herron said.

Bananas are the most eaten fruit in the world, according to freshproduce.com. 

 “My favorite fruit is dragon fruit,” junior Seth Rightnowar said.

Strawberries are technically not a berry, as berries have their seeds on the inside, and strawberries hold their seeds on the outside according to freshproduce.com. Pumpkins and cucumber are also fruit, along with olives, avocados and peppers. 

“I like cantaloupe, because it’s orange,” junior Izzy Gibbs said. 

WSD uses the nutrislice menu provider for its food system.  

“I like pineapple the most, because they can be cut into triangles, and the school actually sells good pineapple,” junior Bennet Moore said. 

The Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program is a program designed to combat childhood obesity. The program was successful by bringing elementary school kids a variety of produce that they otherwise might not have the opportunity to try. This encourages healthier school environments by promoting nutrition education according to usda.gov.

“My favorite fruit is pineapple, because it just tastes so good,” junior Gavin Fortman said.