October is National Farm to School Month. To mark the occasion Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue recently made a stop in Wisconsin.
“It’s a great experience to be here on a real farm in Wisconsin. We kind of did a preliminary apple crunch. 5th graders that I had lunch it was kind of farm to school day as well as the “Fuel Up to Play 60” with the NFL, and understanding good nutrition and good activity go together for a healthy kid and healthy adults a well.”
Perdue added the USDA’s farm to school program is vital for consumers of all ages.
“It’s important for kids to know where our food comes from. We’re two or three or sometimes four generations from any relative being on the farm these days, and it’s really important for kids to know what it takes to grow their healthy food. And this is a great example right here: apples and pumpkins and raspberries right here. It’s important for kids to get out here or either learn about it in school our producers need to go in to schools and talk about that.”
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