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Nutrition and Local Food Enrichment Activities

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Connecting children and parents to local food through educational opportunities, taste tests, cooking demonstrations or field trips to local farms, will strengthen a family’s understanding of the local food economy and encourage their long-term support.

Example in Texas

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Fuel Up and Move Summer Bus Tour, Abilene ISD

The Fuel Up and Move Bus Tour teaches students about nutrition and healthy eating habits through hands-on activities. Examples of learning activities include creating make-your-own smoothies with fresh fruits and vegetables and competing in a nutrition game show, which focuses on children mastering math skills by counting the calories of every day snacks and learning the nutrient content of fruits and vegetables. Each week during summer, the Fuel Up and Move bus visits a different program site to ensure that as many students as possible connect with healthy foods.
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 (1) mail: 
U.S. Department of Agriculture 
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 
1400 Independence Avenue, SW 
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; 
(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or 
 
 (3) email: program.intake@usda.gov.

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