I teach grade 2 and I highly promote healthy eating in my classroom. For lunch I always eat in the classroom with my students so they can always see what I am eating. I always bring massive containers of fruit for lunch and my students are amazed at the amount of fruit that I eat. They always come and show me their fruit and some even ask me if I brought my "collection of apples" to school today :)
Well, today I had a student (a tiny little 7 year old) bring a very big conainter of fruit salad for her lunch!!! She was so proud of it and showed my how she had eaten all of it. Her mother told me that she was vegetarian and wanted me to give her more ideas as to what she can give her daughter for lunch. I told her that I ate a raw vegan diet and that most of my meals are fruit & vegetable-based.
I just thought that this was just awesome!!!!