Students Learn Their Dietary Lesson

Some students from North Side Elementary School in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., figured they'd lost their chance to visit Washington, DC., because they refused to sell candy bars and potato chips to fund the trip. Those products contradicted the nutritional messages they'd learned in school. But the publicity they got paid off. Money rolled in to fund the trip, including $16,000 from the widow of diet guru Dr. Robert Atkins.

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JOHN YDSTIE, host:

Good morning, I'm John Ydstie. Some students from North Side Elementary School in Fort Lauderdale figured they'd lost their chance to visit Washington, D.C., because they refused to sell candy bars and potato chips to fund the trip. Those products contradicted the nutritional messages they'd learned in school. But the publicity they got paid off. Money rolled in to fund the trip, including $16,000 from the widow of diet guru Dr. Robert Atkins.

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