Red Pine Elementary School in Eagan, MN would like to encourage students to eat more fruits and vegetables as snacks. Red Pine is a very large school (900 students in grades K-5)and thus we have a very full academic schedule. We also have many students with various food allergies. Our student body has a very wide range of family backgrounds from single family homes to farms to trailers. Some families simply can't afford to send snacks to school with their children. We have determined a need to encourage our students to eat healthy snacks by offering only healthy snacks here at school. We would like to eliminate all outside of school snacks and offer fruits and vegetables as snacks for our students each day. We would also like to educate our children about making healthy eating choices in their classrooms. We feel this not only evens the playing field for students of varying backgrounds, but more importantly, encourages healthy eating choices for students on a regular basis.