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The Colorado Departments of Agriculture and Education would like to invite Colorado schools to participate in the annual Colorado Proud School Meal Day on Wednesday, September 18, 2019. This is a day to celebrate Colorado agriculture and to educate schoolchildren about healthy eating.
In order to encourage eating habits that will promote a lifetime of optimal health, it is essential to teach children about the importance of eating foods such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean meats and low-fat dairy products. Proper nutrition is critical if our educational programs and our students are going to continue to excel.
Colorado farmers and ranchers produce food items that provide the nutrients children and adults need to thrive. Agribusinesses contribute more than $40 billion to the state economy annually and provide more than 170,000 jobs. With more than 38,000 farms and ranches encompassing 31 million acres, it is easy to understand the value this industry adds to Colorado.
Thank you for participating in this year's Colorado Proud School Meal Day. We look forward to making this an exciting annual event. If you have any questions or if you need additional supplies, please contact Wendy White at (303) 869-9174.
Map of Schools Participating in 2019 Colorado Proud School Meal Day (Don't see your school on the list? Add your event at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/19CPSchoolMeal.)
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