Preschoolers Eat Veggies, Get Sick, End Up In Hospital

LARAMIE, Wyo. (January 30, 2013)--About a dozen preschoolers at Linford Elementary School in Laramie, Wyo., were taken to a hospital Tuesday after they ate sample-sized portions of either yucca, the cactus, or yuca, with one c, the root vegetable as part of a push to get students to eat new types of fruits and vegetable.

Superintendent Brian Recht says the district's food supplier couldn't confirm which of the two was served.

Both are potentially harmful if not properly prepared.

The Laramie Boomerang reported that one preschooler complained of nausea, but it's not clear if it was related to the food.

Samples were also served at other schools, but no one else reported getting sick.


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