Colorado School Meal Day
Governor Jared Polis signed a proclamation making September 16th, 2020 Colorado Proud School Meal Day.
Even with school looking a lot different for some Colorado students this fall, State Agriculture Department folks say there are still ways for schools to participate in the annual School Meal Day.
Colorado Department of Ag Marketing Specialist Wendy White says her staff has continued planning for the event which encourages schools to use locally grown and produced foods in their school menus wherever possible.
White: “It’s going to be very different this year because some schools are doing a remote. Some are in-person and even those that are in person may have different ways of feeding kids. It might not be in groups in the cafeteria and those kinds of things. We understand it won’t be as big an event this year but we’re still trying to get schools to participate I know the school district in the Grand Junction area is still promoting local products. They’re going to be serving Western Slope apples, some greens from another producer in the Brighton area, and also carrots from Hungenberg in Greeley. So still getting some information in from the districts but we’re hoping they can participate and promote Colorado Proud products in districts as they can.”
Parents and teachers can find games, maps of where agriculture products are grown, and other information about Colorado-grown products and farmers at the Colorado Department of Agriculture’s Colorado Proud website. There are also activity guides, readers, and an agriscience curriculum.