Now Accepting Applications for the 2019 Texas Farm Fresh Jump with Jill Live Tour
The Texas Farm Fresh Jump with Jill Live Tour is teaching young Texans about nutrition and Texas agriculture using music and physical activity to reinforce key messages. The Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) is offering nutrition education assemblies, at no cost, to select elementary schools in Texas. This year’s tour will be during the months of September and October 2019 in Northwest and Texas Panhandle region.
"TDA has teamed up with Jump with Jill to help Texas children realize that eating nutritious foods and exercising every day makes them part of a very cool — and healthy — crowd,” said Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller. “These young Texans receive research-proven nutrition education along with follow up materials that continue the learning into the classroom. As part of our innovative Farm Fresh Initiative, this live event provides valuable lessons about good nutrition and Texas agriculture in a way that children will connect with and remember for years to come.”
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All Texas schools are able to access these educational materials, at no cost!
The 2019 Texas Farm Fresh Jump with Jill Live Tour will be visiting the following campuses:
The Texas Farm Fresh Jump with Jill Live Tour is part of TDA’s statewide Farm Fresh Initiative which encourages schools, child care centers and summer meal sponsors to purchase more local food and create healthy meals that kids enjoy eating. These TDA partners are also encouraged to offer education regarding local food, agriculture and nutrition through classroom lessons, taste-testing, connections with agricultural producers and garden-based learning. Farm Fresh activities provide a solid foundation for establishing life-long healthy habits, promoting healthy communities and strengthening local economies.
For questions about the Texas Farm Fresh Jump with Jill Live Tour, please contact FarmFresh@TexasAgriculture.gov.