School Meal Day bringing agriculture to the classroom and lunch table

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Colorado Proud, along with the Colorado Departments of Agriculture and of Education, is inviting every Colorado school to participate in the annual Colorado Proud School Meal Day.

This is a day to celebrate Colorado agriculture and to educate K-12 school children about healthy eating – and about from where their food comes.

In order to encourage eating habits that will promote a lifetime of optimal health, it is essential to teach children about the importance of eating foods such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean meats and low-fat dairy products. Each year on Colorado Proud School Meal Day, more than 150,000 students statewide learn about agriculture in classrooms and eat locally-grown and -made meals. They talk about healthy eating, innovation, farmers and ranchers, and even their own young roles in the local food movement.