USDA celebrates National Farm To School Month, October 2013

LIBERTY, September 21, 2013 - Congress recently passed a resolution designating October as National Farm To School Month encouraging educators and parents to integrate food, agriculture and nutrition lessons in the classroom and at home. Lessons about healthy eating choices, where food comes from and what types of things a family can do to teach children about nutrition and daily healthy eating habits.

The USDA has released activities and resources online to help celebrate in October. USDA is pleased to support these and many other farm to school activities on their website, In their vision, economic opportunities for U.S. food producers, span the school meat tray and include everything from the salad bar and fresh fruit and vegetable servings to the wheat in the pizza crust, beans in the chili, rice in the stir fry, turkey in the sandwiches, and cheese in the quesadillas. And they are equally interested in helping schools increase or augment programming that builds food literacy among the nation’s children.

Liberty County Texas A&M AgriLIFE Extension Office values this same vision through our Better Living For Texans Program, that teaches local families the same skills. To find out where the next FREE session is or for more information please call Grace Juneau @ 936-334-3230.

Educational programs of the Texas A&M AgriLIFE Extension Service are open to all people without regard to race, color, sex, disability, age, or national origin. The Texas A&M University System, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the County Commissioners of Texas Cooperating. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) provides nutrition assistance to people with low income. It can help you buy nutritious foods for a better diet. To find out more, contact Liberty Health and Human Services Commission at 936-336-7283 to get services.





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