Texas Farm Fresh Live!

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Live Interactive Event Brings Fresh Excitement to Learning about Healthy Lifestyles

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 Farm Fresh Jump with Jill Live Tour will visit 20 schools and 20 child care centers throughout the Rio Grande Valley during September and October 2016 as well as the State Fair of Texas on October 7.

"TDA has teamed up with Jump with Jill to help Texas children realize that eating nutritious foods and exercising every day make 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.”

This year, the Texas Farm Fresh Jump with Jill Live Tour will be at the following school districts:Jump with Jill Poster

  • Pharr-San Juan-Alamo CISD
  • Mercedes ISD
  • Point Isabel ISD
  • San Benito CISD
  • Raymondville ISD
  • Santa Maria ISD
  • Lasara ISD
  • Brooks County ISD
  • Benavides ISD
  • Rio Grande City ISD
  • Roma ISD
  • Laredo ISD

And these child care centers:

  • iKids Academy, Alamo
  • Charles Isbell Head Start Child Development Center, Brownsville
  • DJ Lerma Head Start Child Development Center, Brownsville
  • TSC Raul J. Guerra Early Childhood Center, Brownsville
  • Boys and Girls Club of Edinburg, Fountain Unit, Edinburg
  • Boys and Girls Club of Edinburg, The Legacy Center, Edinburg
  • The Children’s College Learning Center, Edinburg
  • Kids’ Kollege Learning Center, Edinburg
  • Mini Minds Learning Center, Edinburg
  • Ben Milam Elementary, Harlingen CISD (after school program)
  • Bonham Elementary, Harlingen CISD (after school program)
  • Child Care Center of Harlingen
  • TSTC Child Development Head Start Center, Harlingen
  • Golden Steps, Laredo
  • Laredo Infant and Toddler Migrant Council Center
  • Rhema’s Learning Center, McAllen
  • Mercedes Texas Migrant Council
  • Apple Tree Development Center, Mission
  • Little Einstein’s Academy, Mission
  • Palmview Texas Migrant Council, Mission

Meet the cast for this year's Texas Farm Fresh Jump with Jill Live Tour!

In addition, all Texas schools and child care centers will be able access these educational materials, at no cost:

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 also are 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.

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits.  Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

 (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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