California residents know that winter brings plentiful bright-flavored citrus fruits. These fruit trees have been part of Southern California’s landscape since 1871 when they were first planted in the Inland Empire, and are an enduring symbol of the Golden State.
Unfortunately, many children don’t understand the connection between California’s natural systems and the nutrition they need for their growing minds and bodies. Some kids are confused about what blood oranges are, but later relish in their lightly sweet, hint of raspberry flavor. Some kids have adamantly argued peaches don’t have pits or skin. Their experience is often confined to a can and suspended in syrup.