Summer Meals – Farm Field Day

summer meals - little boy milking cow

This summer, we had the opportunity to participate in a summer meals event with Ogden School District and the Utah State Board of Education. Everyday over the summer, Utah school districts offer meals, free of charge, to kids 18 and under at nearly 300 sites across the state.

The Summer Meals Program:

The summer meals program has been around since the 1970’s and is an excellent way for all kids to have access to regular, healthy meals when school is not in session. While all of the sites offer lunch, some offer breakfast, snacks, and even dinner. Interested? Check out: fns.usda.gov/summerfoodrocks

lunch line summer meals

The program is federally funded and run by the state’s Board of Education and local school districts. Last year, Utah served 1.2 Million meals over the summer months, and Ogden School District alone serves over 3,000 meals on a daily basis.

smoothie bike

Farm Field Day 2017

The program is great service to the community, and yesterday we joined Future Farmers of AmericaUtah Pork Producers Association, Utah State University Extension’s EFNEP program and others to offer a “Farm Field Day” for kids enjoying their summer meal at Ogden’s Lester Park. Kids got to milk a cow, watch a bike power a blender to make a smoothie, do arts and crafts, and learn more about where their food comes from – all while enjoying a delicious meal with FRESH local apricots from Utah’s famous fruit Highway.

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