FRUITSTANDSome kids at the University of New Mexico don’t want their fellow students chomping down junk food and snacks.

So they’ve setup a healthy alternative, an organic fruit stand. It opened for business today, and will sell fruit for $0.50 to $1.

They get the fruit in bulk from a local co-op, and plan to offer apples, pears, peaches, plums, and nectarines.

In addition to the fruit, kids working at the stand will pass out information and try to educate people on the benefits of locally grown food.

School officials were down with the idea right from the get-go, saying it’s a great example of collaboration between outside businesses and the campus, but they need more students to help out, if it’s going to be a weekly event.

No doubt, this is an awesome idea, but it would never work at my college. I’ve long since graduated, but I remember vividly watching one of my classmates eat two hotdogs covered with ketchup and a bowl of Lucky Charms for dinner.

So you try convincing a knucklehead like that to eat more fruit. Good luck.

Via New Mexico Daily Lobo.

Image credit: Loren Javier