Illinois students to learn versatility of cooking pork

Grant program created to educate students about pork production, in addition to cooking and eating tasty pork products.

Source: Illinois Pork Producers Association
The Illinois Pork Producers Association is putting their money where their mouth is to educate young consumers about pork production and the value of pork in a healthy diet.

The IPPA has announced the recipients of the IPPA Inaugural Food Service Grant, created to educate students about pork production, in addition to cooking and eating tasty pork products. The funds are directed toward purchasing pork products to use in the classroom. This opportunity was presented to all Illinois high school culinary, food service and consumer education classes.

“Teaching students about pork production helps make the connection between raising animals and the food we eat,” says Jason Propst, IPPA Board president. “Showing students how to properly cook pork shows them versatility in meals and introduces them to delicious flavor, which creates repeat customers.”

The awarded high schools are:
• Altamont High School
• Casey-Westfield High School
• Clay City Unit No. 10
• Clinton High School
• East Leyden High School
• Grand Prairie School
• Fieldcrest High School
• Harrisburg High School
• Hillcrest High School
• Lockport Township High School
• Salem Community High School
• Taylorville High School
• Teutopolis High School
• Warsaw High School

For more details on funding opportunities, pork nutrition and information about pig farming, visit IlPork.com.

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