SUMMER MEALS – FARM TO TABLE AND GOOD

SUMMER MEALS – FARM TO TABLE AND GOOD

NUTRITION:

DAIRY COUNCIL, THE OGDEN SCHOOL DISTRICT, AND THE

UTAH STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION PARTNER FOR SUMMER

MEALS EVENT

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