Friday, January 18, 2008

Meals 4 kids

Project Bread and the MA Department of Education for several years have collaborated on the Child Nutrition Outreach Program. The partnership works to enhance child nutrition programs, especially the School Breakfast Program and the Summer Food Service Program.

Interesting components include a Healthy Meals Initiative ...
For many children, the School Breakfast and Summer Food Service Programs provide critical meals that they might otherwise go without. Both programs adhere to nutrition guidelines set forth by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Yet, because these guidelines are so broad, Project Bread has developed additional guidelines that are above and beyond those set by the USDA. We have also worked to create access to the freshest produce available by encouraging food service directors and summer meal providers to purchase locally grown vegetables and fruits.
... and a Locally Grown Foods Project.
The Locally Grown Foods Project is a collaborative effort between Project Bread and the Massachusetts Farm to School Project. Through this partnership, summer meal providers connect with local farmers to purchase fresh, locally grown produce for summer meals. As a result, children who attend participating summer meal sites receive the best quality produce available.

1 comment:

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