CT Grown for CT Kids Week 

CT Grown for CT Kids Week 

CT Grown for CT Kids Week is an annual celebration every October in Connecticut that aims to showcase and support local agriculture, education, and our community commitment to the importance of healthy nutritious meals in schools. Each year, legislators, food service directors, farmers and students gather together through farm to school activities and consumption of local products.

This year the celebration was virtual and featured a video of the annual “HardCore Apple Crunch Challenge”. The video featured not only the CT Commissioners of Education and Agriculture & State Senator Douglas McCrory but also lot of our local HPS stars from Rawson, Breakthrough South and Hooker schools. Check out the video below and see how many you spot!

And don’t forget it’s not too late to celebrate and show us how you crunch!

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Hard Core Crunch Challenge

One way to celebrate CT Grown for CT Kids Week this October 5-9, 2020 is by participating in the 5th annual HardCORE Apple and Pear Challenge!

To take part, all you need is a #CTGrown apple or pear and to eat it down to its core!

By participating, you are promoting some of the most readily available local products in the fall in a fun and simple way that can easily engage the entire school community. All of October is National Farm to School Month, in case you want to celebrate all month long!

If you are an educator, Click here to join our listserv, and get the CT Grown for CT Kids Week HardCORE Apple Crunch video and educational toolkits for students!

Find activities and more at the Put On Your Tray website.

And join the Connecticut Historical Society as they explore the history of apples

For more apple activities, you can also visit the Connecticut Apples Website

For more information about the CT Farm to School Collaborative https://www.ctfarmtoschool.org/ct-grown-for-ct-kids-week

DON”T FORGET!  Hartford Public Schools is committed to ensuring that all our students continue to have access to nutritious breakfast and lunch meals. Our student meal distributions are convenient, economical, and a source of healthy fruits and vegetables.

Meals are distributed on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 16 HPS school sites. Combined, these distributions provide 7 days worth of student meals, which are available to anyone 18 years old and younger.

We are pleased to include fresh local produce in the meals when available. To ensure freshness and food safety, each meal bag comes frozen or refrigerated.  SEE OUR 16 STUDENT MEAL DISTRIBUTION SITES HERE!