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Jodie Pompa in the News: St. Vrain Valley School District program wins ‘One in a Melon’ award

Jodie Pompa recently was in an article by Times-Call, take a look below!

In business attire and high heels, Angela Tagtow, a high-ranking government official from Washington, D.C., is not your typical substitute teacher, but kindergartners in her nutrition mini-class at Flagstaff Academy didn’t seem to notice.

As executive director of the Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion at the United States Department of Agriculture, Tagtow oversees federal dietary guidelines, including the iconic food pyramid that was replaced in 2010 by the “MyPlate” icon for healthy eating.

On Monday, Tagtow and other USDA officials visited the St. Vrain Valley School District’s Farm to School program, winner of the USDA’s first “One in a Melon” contest for the state of Colorado, which was determined by the votes of parents, teachers, students and others.

USDA launched Farm to School in 2010 to increase the use of local foods in the national school lunch program and in nutrition education. Forty-two percent of Colorado districts participate, including Boulder Valley, Denver and Jefferson County.

The tour also included Olde Columbine, an alternative high school, and the Career Development Center, both in Longmont.

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