Harvest of Month Newsletter

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COMMUNITY PARTNERS BRING “FARM-TO-SCHOOL” NUTRITION PROGRAM
TO SOUTH TAHOE ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS


The UC Cooperative Extension CalFresh nutrition education program has partnered with Barton Health and Lake Tahoe Unified School District to implement Harvest of the Month, a statewide initiative that motivates students to make healthier choices and brings fresh, in season produce to all South Lake Tahoe elementary schools. 

For Harvest of the Month, the Lake Tahoe Unified School District’s Food Services staff pick one fruit or vegetable to highlight each month on the school lunch menu. Each fruit or vegetable is in season, California grown, and cost effective. In the same month, the school district hosts a schoolwide tasting where all students sample the selected produce item and vote on whether they would like to see it on the menu again. 

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“We are excited to team up with Barton Health and Lake Tahoe Unified School District on Harvest of the Month,” says Hector Ochoa, the UC Cooperative Extension Central Sierra CalFresh Nutrition Education Program Manager. “This program gives our students a variety of hands-on opportunities to explore, taste, and learn about the importance of healthy eating and being active every day.” 

“Harvest of the Month is more than just telling children to eat more fruits and vegetables or be more active,” says Natasha Schue, Barton Health’s Community Outreach Coordinator. “We are instilling in our youngest students healthy habits they will have for a lifetime. This helps improve their health as well as the health of our community.” 

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