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Lillian Watson takes a bite of her pear at Benton

December 9, 2012 | 6:00 a.m. CST
Lillian Watson, 6, takes a bite of a pear during snack time in her first-grade classroom at Benton Elementary School. The fruit was provided through the Fresh Fruits and Vegetable Program, a federally funded program that supplies schools with nutritious snack food.

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