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Local egg farmers, chefs serve healthy lunch to students


The Colorado Egg Producers Association and the American Culinary Federation Colorado Chefs Association teamed up to donate 300 veggie frittata samples to elementary school students at Leroy Drive Elementary School for Colorado Proud School Meal Day on Sept. 12. Gov. John Hickenlooper proclaimed the annual day nine years ago to encourage schools to incorporate Colorado products into meals, to celebrate Colorado agriculture and to educate kids about healthy eating.

Chef Christopher DeJohn along with the CEP and ACFCCA teams served samples to students at Leroy Drive Elementary in Northglenn. Chef DeJohn also gave kids tips on healthy eating, using local ingredients, food safety and recipes for easy egg dishes.

CEP donated one egg per student enrolled at Leroy Drive Elementary--436 eggs--to Food Bank of the Rockies as part of the Good Egg Project. This donation will support local food banks as they help the more than 730,000 people who are at risk of hunger in Colorado.

Colorado farmers and ranchers produce food items that provide the nutrients children and adults need to thrive. Agribusinesses contribute nearly $40 billion to the state economy annually and provide 170,000 jobs. With nearly 37,000 farms and ranches encompassing 31 million acres, the industry is important to Colorado.

CEP, an organization comprised of seven farms, was proud to take part in this year's event. ACFCCA, the professional organization for culinarians in Colorado, has also participated in Colorado Proud School Meal Day for multiple years. Together CEP and ACFCCA are committed to providing healthy meals for Coloradans of all ages.

Date: 10/1/2012


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