Buchanan, whose daughter Skye is in fourth-grade at the school, has been working with Fremont for 11 years. He runs a program that introduces students to taste, label-reading and manners. The students shop at a farmers market, prepare food and sit down to a meal.
"Eleven years ago, 90% of the room drank sodas. And maybe one in 30 had been to the farmers market. Now, more than half have been to the market, and less than half drink regular sodas," Buchanan said in an interview. "It's made a huge impact."