Bringing the Farm to Summer Meals

 

Bring the Farm to Summer Meals: Dairy Council, Utahns Against Hunger and the Utah State Office of Education Partner to Raise Awareness of USDA’s Summer Meals Program

SALT LAKE CITY, UT (July 11, 2016) – The USDA’s Summer Food Service Program aims to provide low-income meals to children when school is not in session. In an effort to raise awareness about our local summer meals program, encourage participation, and create a fun event for children, the Dairy Council of Utah/Nevada, The Utah State Office of Education, and Utahns Against Hunger have come together to create a fun nutrition and agriculture experience for kids as part of the Summer Meals Program.meals

“We are thrilled to partner with these organizations for this event,” says Jenn Harrison, CEO of the Dairy Council of Utah / Nevada. “We have a long standing relationship with schools and nutrition education, and this is an example of how we can further our involvement and offer nutrition plus agriculture education through a fun, hands-on experience.”

On July 15th from 11am – 2pm at Liberty Park in Salt Lake City, children 18 and under will have the opportunity to eat free and “visit the farm.” Salt Lake City School District is the meals sponsor, and in addition to getting a nutritious meal, participants can enjoy a petting zoo, learn about embryology, see honey bees, make a living necklace, and learn more about where their food comes from at various educational booths. Volunteers from Future Farmers of America will also be helping with the event.

WHEN: Friday, July 15, 2016 | 11am – 2pm

WHERE: Liberty Park 600 E 900 S Salt Lake City

The Dairy Council of Utah/Nevada is a non-profit organization comprised of a small team of dedicated professionals devoted to the promotion of local agriculture, lifelong health, and the enjoyment of food. We work on behalf of Utah & Nevada’s Dairy Farm Families to provide timely, scientifically based nutrition information to the media, health professionals, consumers, and others concerned about fostering a healthy diet in addition to promoting fun, community -based events to showcase dairy foods and dairy farmers. Visit dairyutnv.com for more information and resources about local Utah and Nevada dairy farmers.

 

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