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Courtney Collins / KERA News

In Dallas, there’s a program designed to send kids home from school each week loaded up with fresh fruits and veggies.

Brighter Bites, the nonprofit behind students' heaping bags of produce, also makes sure that parents know what to do with that food.

Courtesy of John Tesar, executive chef at Knife in Dallas

Tom Spicer sold produce to some of Dallas’ best restaurants. He created gardens for luminaries. And for decades, he’s influenced some of the top chefs in North Texas. 

Bill Zeeble / KERA News

Kids can be finicky eaters. Well, so can cats. But youngsters can be taught to open up their taste buds to try new and healthy foods. And their parents can be taught, too. That’s what’s behind a new effort in Dallas school cafeterias.