By: Gina Pitisci Email
By: Gina Pitisci Email

May 21, 2012 - Many schools across the nation are following the healthy eating message for kids but, Suwannee Primary School in Live Oak, Florida is taking it a step further. A new program allows children at the school to plant, grow and then eat their own healthy foods. That includes 10 hydroponic containers with three types of lettuce and five raised bed gardens with various types of fruits and vegetables. Teachers at the school say the program helps build kids vocabulary, physical health and positive outlook on healthy eating.

Also, if you are a Slurpee fan, 7-11 is offering something new called Slurpee Lite. The convenience store chain says its new drink will have 50 percent fewer calories. It's first flavor will be Fanta Sugar Free Mango. 7-11 says it plans to roll out other flavors throughout the year. Eight ounces of the new mango drink is expected to have 20 calories. USA Today says this is the first time 7-11 has rolled out a low-calorie line of its Slurpees nationally.

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