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Jackson, MS School Site Visit – Part 2

Welcome to Part 2 of our Jackson, MS school site vistits that took place at the end of August. In Part 1, we visited the schools and saw OWG in action in the classroom. Now we’re on to the cafeteria!

We ended the morning activities with lunch in the cafeteria at Key Elementary school and were joined by Ms. Mary Hill, Jackson Public Schools Foodservice Director. Our lunch was definitely OrganWise and so was the cafeteria! There were beautiful displays of the Foods of the Month to promote nutrition education while students are eating their meals.Key Elementary - Cafeteria Line with OWG

As for the lunch that day, we were served whole grain spaghetti with tomato sauce (two September Foods of the Month!) a cold broccoli and tomato salad with reduced-fat ranch dressing, lima beans, corn, and an optional piece of bread. There was also low-fat milk or water. As you can see by the pictures, we loved our meal, and so did the students! Great job Jackson Public Schools and a big thank you to the W.K. Kellogg Foundation for making this site visit possible! We are so proud of the wonderful work that has taken place as a result of the funding from the HOPE2 project AND look forward to all the great work that the Thriving Communities, Thriving Children project will bring for the next three years!!!

Key Elementary FoM Cafeteria Display Key Elementary - Group Shot Lunch

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