Our guest is Deanna Gilbert, the Director of Child Nutrition Services at Hope Public School District (AR). As a recipient of the USDA Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Grant, Deanna has been able to introduce her district’s students to fruits and vegetables they might have never tried before in a way that’s very unique and entertaining. Even if you aren’t participating in the USDA Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Grant, you’ll enjoy hearing what Deanna has done to earn the nickname “The Fruit Lady” and she even shares her advice on how you can implement some of these strategies in your district!
Deanna mentions in this episode that Food Play Productions has visited her district and the students loved it! For more information, visit their website.
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