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20/20 VEGGIE CONTEST

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Jose Piña
Marketing Manager
(209) 668-1333 ext. 340 – Office

March 14, 2023

20/20 VEGGIE CONTEST

Turlock, CA (March 14, 2023) –Stanislaus County Fair’s Kids Club Educational Program has once again partnered with the Turlock Unified School District (TUSD) child nutritional program, Real.Fresh. to promote healthy eating throughout the summer and school year.

This is the Seventh year the Stanislaus County Fair has partnered with TUSD to launch the 20/20 Fruit & Veggie Contest. The contest, which begins on Monday, April 17th, was created to reward students for their nutritional choices. Elementary students will keep track of their healthy eating choices by using punch cards. The intention of the partnership is to support healthy food choices by promoting access to fruits and vegetables. 

“Our kids club program educates our children on agriculture and how our county provides organic food options from our local farmers,” said Jose Piña, spokesperson for the Stanislaus County Fair. “With a partnership involving our Kids Club and TUSD’s child nutrition program, we can successfully introduce them to making innovative approaches to nutritional and tasty choices.”

Over the span of 20 days, students who choose one fruit or vegetable option for their lunch will receive a punch on their punch cards. Once the card is complete, it will be entered into a grand prize drawing. Four students from each elementary school in the Turlock Unified School District will be randomly selected to win a Stanislaus County Fair Family 4-Pack (which includes ride tickets). The school with the most Stanislaus County Fair Kids Club signups will have a BBQ party at the end of the year.

“TUSD Child Nutrition is extremely grateful for its partnership with the Stanislaus County Fair to educate children on the importance of eating more fruits and vegetables. As a registered dietitian, my ultimate goal is to encourage healthy and nutritious lifestyles to promote lifelong wellness.” – Jennifer Lew-Vang, MBA, RD, Director of Child Nutrition at Turlock Unified School District.

TUSD’s child nutritional program, Real.Fresh., is committed to providing nutritional information that promotes children’s health by supporting healthy eating habits, as well as being physically active.  TUSD provides nutritional information on all menus and works hard on having their website include resources that support healthy food choices through increased consumption of fruits and vegetables. TUSD’s partnership with the Kids Club program at the Stanislaus County Fair encourages students to continue making healthy food choices in the summer – and throughout their lives.

Children that are registered in the Kids Club program will have the opportunity to expand their knowledge and skills at the Fair! By filling out a passport book used to travel around the Fairgrounds, kids will be answering math, science, art, livestock and agriculture-related questions. Once they finish answering all their passport questions, the kids can turn in the passport to the Information Booth at the Fair for a chance to win (4) pack Great America tickets from KAT Country 103.  Kids Club members will also receive a tote bag with fun items from our sponsors, as well as two carnival ride tickets. Parents can sign up their kids now at https://stancofair.com/kidsclub/.

The 2023 Stanislaus County Fair is July 7-16. Discounted Fair admission tickets, unlimited ride wristbands, and the Fair season pass will be on sale beginning Saturday, April 22, 2023. Visit www.stancofair.com to find information on fair entertainment, local exhibits, and livestock.

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The mission of the Stanislaus County Fair is to provide a family and community-oriented experience promoting agriculture, entertainment, and technology.

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