Yesterday the Coulee Region Farm2School team met with Tony Kurtz of Senator Ron Johnson‘s office to talk about the benefits of Farm2School in the Coulee Region, WI and beyond! We started the meeting with a delicious lunch featuring homemade mushroom pizza (February’s Harvest of the Month)!
We also talked about progress made with school meals during the past several years, the economic impacts of buying local foods, how the Community Eligibility Provision has benefitted students at Northside Elementary, how districts in our area use their per meal reimbursements and more. Thanks all for a great meeting!
From L to R:
Maggie Smith-Coulee Region Farm2School coordinator, La Crosse County Health Department
Mike Gasper-School Nutrition Director of School District of Holmen
Faye Kielley-Cook Manager of La Crosse School District & Smart Eats
Tony Kurtz-Senator Ron Johnson’s Office
Kerry Johnson-School Nutrition Director of School District of Onalaska
Tiffany Lein-Coulee Region Farm2School coordinator, La Crosse County Health Department
Kerri Feyen-School Nutrition Director of School District of West Salem & Bangor School District
Marilyn Volden-School Nutrition Specialist of School District of La Crosse
Katie Wilson, Former Deputy Undersecretary of Food, Nutrition, and Consumer Services for USDA
For more information about Coulee Region Farm2School visit www.laxf2s.org