BOISE-- It's harvest time and students in Idaho are reaping the benefits.

A pilot program called farm to school is bringing local foods into five school districts.

Idaho First Lady Lori Otter helped kick off the program Thursday at Morley Nelson Elementary.

Students were served trout sandwiches from Buhl, cantaloupe from Nampa, and cucumbers and zucchini squash from Weiser.

Harvest month in Idaho doesn't get any better,I mean you go from the peaches and the fruits and the berries, it's just kind of a continuous smorgasbord throughout Idaho, said Lori Otter.

The program not only encourages students to chose healthy foods, but also teaches them about the farming industry in Idaho.

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