Students at Buford Middle School in Charlottesville cooked up a healthy treat Wednesday. They made sweet potato muffins to be served for lunch at all city schools.
The school sponsored a competition where three groups of students cooked up a dish with vegetables from the school's garden during their after-school cooking program. The winning group was chosen by a taste test from its peers.
"At first, I didn't really have any confidence in the muffins because, they're muffins, I eat them all the time, you know I didn't really think anything different of them, but I did notice that they did taste really, really good," said Raechel Blair, a student from the winning group.
The after-school cooking program at Buford is in cooperation with the PB&J Fund, a Charlottesville-based nonprofit that teaches cooking skills to children.