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Texas Farm Fresh Live!

Jump with Jill!

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 in North East Texas during September and October 2017.

"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.”

Watch this short video to see Jump with Jill in action!!

TDA is currently accepting applications from all current National School Lunch Program (NSLP) operators. Access the application and learn more about the assemblies here. Applications will be accepted through March 31, 2017.

For questions about the application, please contact Emilee.Case@TexasAgriculture.gov.

In addition, all Texas schools are able access these educational materials, at no cost:

 

§  Jump with Jill songs 


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.

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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