SUMMER MEALS – FARM TO TABLE AND GOOD
DAIRY COUNCIL, THE OGDEN SCHOOL DISTRICT, AND THE
UTAH STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION PARTNER FOR SUMMER
SALT LAKE CITY, UT (July 10, 2017) – 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 community awareness about our local summer
meals program, and teach kids about where their food comes from, the Dairy
Council of Utah/Nevada, The Utah State Board of Education, and the Ogden
School District have come together to create a fun nutrition and agriculture
experience for kids as part of the Summer Meals Program.
“The summer meals program is an excellent way for students to have access
to regular, nutritious meals beyond the school year,” says Matthew Anderson,
Summer and Afterschool Coordinator for the Utah State Board of Education.
“We want the community to be aware of and take advantage of this program.”
The venue for this event and partnership among the Dairy Council, the Ogden
School District and the State Board of Education, provides an excellent
opportunity to serve meals in a fun environment while simultaneously
introducing kids to the farms behind their foods. “We know that when
children understand more about where their food comes from, they are more
likely to enjoy foods from all 5-food groups,” says Jenn Harrison, CEO of the
Dairy Council of Utah/Nevada.
On July 12th from 10am – 1:30 pm at Lester Park Park in Ogden, children 18
and under will have the opportunity to eat free and visit several stations with
food and activities that will allow them to make the farm to table connection.
WHEN: Wednesday, July 12, 2017 | 10:00am – 1:30pm
WHERE: Lester Park 663 24th St. Ogden
CONTACT: Kristi Spence | [email protected] | 801.430.8067