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Serving healthy meals to preschoolers in a 'food desert'

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Preschooler eats her broccoli at lunch at Little Lambs Child Care center.

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Little Lamb's chef Leon Lee cooks vegetables every day for children at the child care center.

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Teacher, Yolanda Carter, serves preschoolers lunch using portion sizes suggested by the USDA.

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Preschoolers eat lunch of broccoli, turkey pasta, apples and saltine crackers.

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We all know the importance of fruits and vegetables for a healthy diet. It's no secret that entire swaths of Los Angeles have little access to fresh produce, but there are efforts to change that.

The City of Compton recently opened a farmer's market, and some are trying to address the problem by focusing on the city's youngest residents. KPCC's Deepa Fernandes reports

What are your kid's favorite nutritious dishes? Where did you buy the ingredients, and why does he or she love the food so much?

Share your best recipes to help us create the ultimate kids menu. Email your responses to or tweet/Instagram us using the hashtag #KPCCkidsfood.



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