Date(s) - August 18, 2022
8:30 am - 9:30 am


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From Farm Field to Lunchroom Table: The Power of Fresh Produce in School Nutrition

Everyone has an opinion about school lunches. Visions of “mystery meat” or “plastic cheese” might flash through your mind. 90’s kids might remember smiley fries, pizza sticks, and juice bars in tiny triangle packages. And the only produce on your plate? Mushy canned peas and a syrupy scoop of peach slices.

However, if you step into a lunchroom today, you may be surprised. School lunches have changed dramatically in the past decade, and fresh produce is on the menu! Columbus- based DNO Produce is leading the change of child nutrition. The fresh-cut produce processor and wholesale distributor is known for introducing innovative, new-to-market products for school children. With a focus on making healthy easy for kids, DNO emphasizes fruits and veggies in a kid-friendly format.

What’s on the menu for the next generation of consumers? How will kid’s expanding palates impact future food trends? Is fresh produce here to stay?

Hear from Marissa Dake, director of communications and public affairs at DNO Produce. Take a look behind the scenes at DNO and learn what it looks like to take produce from the farm field to the lunchroom table.

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