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BRENHAM, TX - THURSDAY, July 8, 2021
Today, Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller announced the nutrition team at Brenham ISD completed the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) 2021 Spring Farm Fresh Challenge. They joined schools and childcare providers across Texas to Eat Local, Teach Local and Be Social from April 12 through May 14. The children at Brenham ISD ate local foods, learned about Texas agriculture, and the staff shared their success on social media. The challenge is part of Commissioner Miller’s Farm Fresh Initiative created to connect farmers and ranchers with operators of nutrition programs administered by TDA.
“The Farm Fresh Challenge plays a critical role in connecting Texas farmers and ranchers directly with school children, child care providers, and local communities,” Commissioner Miller said. “Texas agriculture has a real impact on students and their daily lives. I want to challenge our kids to make healthy lifestyle choices for every meal they eat by filling their plates with locally sourced produce from right here in the Lone Star State.”
To receive the Best of the Bunch Award, districts served three or more Texas foods from three different food groups at least once a week in April, led an educational activity, and showcased the activity on social media.
“For the first time ever, Brenham ISD is honored to receive this award, and we will continue to serve Texas sourced products as often as possible on our menus throughout the school year. During April, we highlighted locally sourced pizza, chicken, beef, and milk,” said Kasandra Davis, Director of Child Nutrition.
Brenham ISD currently offers free summer grab-and-go meals for all children 18 and under until July 29 from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. in front of the Brenham High School.
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