Mikey likes it!

Posted July 13, 2011, at 12:31 p.m.

The Portland Press Herald explodes the notion that kids won’t try new foods, or that they routinely turn up their noses at meatless dishes prepared from fresh, local foods. A daycare center in Portland iserves youngsters quinoa and tempeh, chickpea salad, fresh fruit smoothies and plenty of local kale and broccoli.

“Sure, you may be thinking, this is all well and good for the children of yuppies and foodies, who regularly dine on sushi and spinach salads. But it’s not going to work if the children aren’t used to these foods.

The majority of the children at the daycare do not come from privileged backgrounds.

‘Seventy-nine percent of our families are low income,’ said Camelia Babson-Haley, the center’s director. ‘Everybody should be able to eat local, whole, healthy foods.’

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