Thanks to a federal program, breakfasts and lunches will be provided at no charge to all children, ages 1 to 18, this summer at several schools in Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191. Meals meet nutritional standards of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).
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Television and radio personality Jason Matheson stepped into the shoes of a food service worker at Harriet Bishop Elementary School in Savage recently to help prepare and serve meals to students.
Matheson is the host of Jason & Alexis in the Morning on MyTalk 107.1 and also of The Jason Show at KMSP-TV. On his program, he does “fish out of water” segments where is out of his element.
Students in Amy Tucci’s second grade class put together a book to share what they’ve learned about fresh fruits and vegetable this year, and in turn, their work has been shared statewide.
The book features artwork created by the students and facts they learned about the foods, which they’ve been able to try thanks to the school’s Fresh Fruits & Vegetable Program (FFVP), led by cook manager Karra Hartog.
Karra Hartog, food service cook manager at Gideon Pond Elementary in Burnsville, recently testified in front of a U.S. Congressional House briefing on the Farm to School Act of 2015 and met with the office of Rep. John Kline in Washington, D.C.