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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.
Children and parents from Burnsville-Eagan-Savage Independent School District 191 are invited to participate in SNAPSHOT, a research study with a focus on helping kids make healthy choices about food, being active & screen time ... all while having fun!
The 9-month program is part of a University of Minnesota research study funded by the National Institutes of Health.
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.