Gourmet Gorilla partnered with the Illinois Farm to School last week at the annual summer kickoff event for our summer food program, serving up Spinach & Strawberry salads to all the kids that came out to enjoy a beautiful day at Horner Park in Chicago. We were so excited to see them all enjoying this nutrient packed lunch filled with iron and vitamin C! Spinach is a good source of vitamin C, vitamin A, and iron. Eating spinach helps maintain healthy skin, hair, and strong bones! It is also one of the best sources for potassium & magnesium which are both extremely important electrolytes in maintaining human health. Spinach has twice the amount of potassium as a banana!
Throughout the year, Gourmet Gorilla participates in the Harvest of the Month, which is a national farm to school program. Harvest of the Month demonstrates our commitment to providing more locally sourced produce to our schools while teaching students about healthy eating, nutrition, and agriculture. You'll find the calendar of fruits & veggie below, be sure to look for them on our menus in the months to come!