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Do you know how many dairy farms there are in the United States? How many are in your state or region? Every state has farms and farmland, and the farmers who work that land provide nutritious low-fat and fat-free dairy foods and fruits, vegetables and whole grains that keep students healthy and strong. And did you know America's dairy farmers launched Fuel Up to Play 60 with the NFL and with support from USDA to help make healthy changes in your school?
Work with students to learn about the farms and farmers in your area or region. Help students learn more about healthy eating and the nutrients that fresh foods provide by organizing awareness events highlighting where these foods come from, why they are healthy choices and how the farming industry helps take care of the land.
Use this tip sheet for ideas on how to conduct a fun, useful, taste test that can really have an impact on your school menus.
These ideas and suggestions for holding taste test events, from Game On! The Ultimate Wellness Challenge, can help you organize some successful testing events.
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