by Elbert Chu
He plants lettuce in the garden, sells organic food at a farmers’ market, often eats vegetarian and takes cooking classes.
Adrian Allannic, a third grader, has learned the lessons of healthy eating at home, and he gets to carry out his healthy habits at his school, Public School 11 William T. Harris.
A growing number of affluent parents and a motivated principal have brought a new emphasis on fresh foods to the school of almost 700 students in Chelsea, Manhattan.
Many schools in New York City have taken steps to provide healthier foods for students in their cafeterias, but P.S. 11 has gone further than most.