'Apple Crunch time at Turner'

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It's Great Lakes Great Apple Crunch Time at Beloit Turner School District.

Beloit Turner School District is joining schools, preschools, colleges, and hospitals across the Great Lakes Region states of Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan, Indiana and Ohio in the sixth annual Great Lakes Great Apple Crunch. Participants celebrate National Farm to School Month and local farmers by crunching into a locally grown apples donated by Apple Hut during morning announcements at school on Thursday, October 10.

The school foodservice department has been working with Apple Hut in Beloit and has received a donation so that every student in the school district can take a tasty bite into a local grown apple. To enjoy some fruits of labor and think about eating local, supporting local, and the work of the farmer to prepare to crop, and the work of the foodservice department to bring local food into the cafeteria and teaming up with local food vendors to give students the best food possible at a local rate.

This collective crunch encourages healthy eating and supports farm to school and local food initiatives throughout the Great Lakes Region. If any local food vendors are wanting to work with the local foodservice program and bring local and healthy choices to the students, please contact the foodservice director: Roni Stapelmann at 608-364-6364 or stapelamnr@turnerschools.org

On behalf of the Beloit Turner School District we would like to thank Apple Hut for the donation of apples to make the event a successful one.

For more information about the Great Lakes Great Apple Crunch, visit http://www.cias.wisc.edu/applecrunch.

Roni Stapelmann

Beloit

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