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Meijer and PFK bring nutrition education to schools

Jump with Jill, a rock and roll nutrition show, is poised to rock schools across the Midwest this spring thanks to the efforts of the Produce for Kids campaign hosted by Meijer. In the fall of 2016, participating produce suppliers raised enough funds to provide Jump with Jill at no cost to 25 schools this spring in Columbus, OH; Milwaukee; Lansing, MI; and Detroit.IMG 4037TD-225x300

“Our partnership with Produce for Kids allows us to better educate our customers about the importance of making healthy food choices,” Melissa Hehmann, Meijer healthy living advisor, said in a press release. “We’re extending the reach of Meijer health and wellness initiatives by supporting Jump with Jill and its mission to educate kids about good nutrition.”

Created by a registered dietitian and musician, Jump with Jill approaches nutrition education with catchy songs and upbeat dance moves to engage kids on the subject of health. Students leave the assembly empowered to eat better. Mejier offers an affordable selection of fruits and vegetables. Produce for Kids provides easy, fun and inspiring recipes that feature Meijer produce.

The 10 produce suppliers making this tour possible are Avocados From Mexico, Dole Salads, Earthbound Farm, Michigan Apples, Pero Family Farm, Sunset, Highline Mushrooms, Marzetti Salad Dressing, Green Giant and Lil’ Snappers.

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