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PA Beef Council Executive Director Bridget Bingham mans the table during the PAFCS Annual Conference

April 12.

Beef and veal have been popular this past year within middle and high school culinary classrooms across the state.

For its seventh year, the Pennsylvania Beef Council (PBC) with support from Mountain States Rosen, Marcho Veal and the Center for Beef Excellence provided beef and veal grants to family and consumer science educators during the 2018-19 school year with about 9,500 students benefitting from the grant program.

“I truly appreciate this program for many reasons, but mostly it allows teachers to offer a lesson for which we wouldn’t normally be able to offer, due to monetary reasons,” said Lewann Alexander, educator at Eisenhower Middle and High Schools in Russell. “The students are able to learn the importance of making food from scratch and modifying for personal health reasons.”

The PBC was on-hand April 12 during the Pennsylvania Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Conference, sharing the many resources available to educators within the state. The conference also served as an opportunity to launch the Beef & Veal in the Classroom program for the upcoming 2019-20 school year.

For more information about the 2019-2020 grant program, visit the PA Beef Council’s website.

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