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Celebrate Summer

Turnip the Beet Awards - 2023

The Turnip the Beet Award recognizes outstanding summer meal program sponsors across the nation who work hard to offer high quality meals to children that are appetizing, appealing, and nutritious during the summer months.Last year, the USDA FNS recognized 98 summer meal sponsors with Turnip the Beet awards for excellence: 31 sponsors qualified for a gold award; 54 qualified for a silver award; and 13 qualified for a bronze award. Stevens Point Area Public School District took home the gold award for Wisconsin!

To apply or to nominate another agency:

  1. Review the Overview of the Turnip the Beet Awards 
  2. Complete the Nomination Form 
  3. Email to by Sept. 15th, 2023

Celebrate Cucumber Crunch

Celebrate summer by participating in the Cucumber Crunch! This is a simple, celebratory event to promote local foods and farm to summer. Pick any date this summer and have staff and children crunch into local cucumbers.  

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Summer Meals Week - June 19 - 23, 2023

Celebrate Summer Meals Week, June 19 - 23, 2023! Thank you to our summer meal partners for your commitment to ensuring all children in Wisconsin have access to high-quality, nutritious meals this summer!