For over 130 years Del Monte Foods, Inc. has been in the business of producing healthy food and nourishing healthy lives-responsibly. Because everyone deserves great-tasting, high-quality, nutritious meals, Del Monte Foods has partnered with the National Agriculture in the Classroom Organization (NAITCO) and its Agriculture in the Classroom (AITC) state and territory program members to strengthen pre-kindergarten (Pre-K) through 12th grade agricultural literacy outreach and educate teachers and students about the importance of making sustainable and nutritious food choices.
“The support of partners like Del Monte gives National Agriculture in the Classroom and Agriculture in the Classroom state and territory programs the ability to access educators and students across the nation, providing lessons and programming that blend key agricultural concepts with reading, writing, math, science, social studies and other subjects,” said Tammy Maxey, president of NAITCO and programs director of Virginia Agriculture in the Classroom.
“As part of our Farm2Family giving program, we are empowering organizations committed to the advancement of agricultural, health and nutrition education,” said Molly Laverty, Sustainability Senior Manager at Del Monte Foods. “We are honored to support NAITCO and those educators participating in its programs, expanding knowledge around nutrition and making healthy eating choices.”