Grant Available for Teachers to promote Local Food

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August 30, 2013 at 3:08 pm

In order to promote a well-balanced diet among students as well as promote the usage of high quality agricultural products that are locally produced, the Cook County Farm Bureau has developed The Dairy, Meat, and Fresh Vegetable Education Grant.  The purpose of this grant is to offer up to $300 grants for teachers to purchase dairy, meat and vegetable products for their classroom.

Photo: www.redwoodrootsfarm.com

Photo: www.redwoodrootsfarm.com

These foods will then be used to educate students about the importance of a well-balanced diet and promotion of locally grown foods. Grants are offered to Cook County Jr. High and High Schools that have a food science, culinary, life skills, or other closely related class.

The grant application can be found on the Cook County Farm Bureau website:

http://www.cookcfb.org/Portals/0/Users/007/07/7/DMV%20Grant%20Application%2013-14.pdf

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