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Fairfax County Schools Launch Summer Meals Program - Source Connection news papers

Posted on Jun 27,2018
Filed Under Food And Wine , Local Tastes,

FCPS provides complementary summer BBQ to children 18 years old and younger at 13 locations throughout the county. Adults can purchase their own meal for $2. Photo contributed

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Fairfax County Public Schools kicked off its summer meals program last week at Hutchison Elementary School with a free farmer’s market, nutritional seminars, cooking demonstrations, giveaways and games for local families. The June 20 event connected the community with free or low-cost resources available in Fairfax County, while encouraging healthy eating and physical activity.

Families can take advantage of FCPS’ free barbeque program at 13 sites across the county until Aug. 27. Lunches are free for children 18 and under. The cost for adults is $2. The barbeques feature items like hamburgers, cheeseburgers, hot dogs, turkey sausages or grilled chicken. All meals include sides of fresh fruits and vegetables.

Del. Jennifer Boysko (D-86) spoke at the event about the importance of the summer meals program. Boysko was joined by Rodney Taylor, Director of Food and Nutrition Services at Fairfax County Public Schools, who helped create the BBQ program three years ago.

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