‘How Did You Get In My Lunch Box?’

“How Did You Get In My Lunch Box? The Story of Food” by Chris Butterworth is the title of a new children’s book being promoted by the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Committee. The new program, designed to encourage children to learn more about where their food comes from, is now available in Warren County.

Warren County Farm Bureau has purchased books to be donated to local children’s libraries and places where children have easy access to them.

The book begins with children looking at the food in their lunch box and asking, “So where did it come from before it was in the store?” The story line continues to show the reader where each item of a healthy lunch is grown, processed and shipped to the stores.

It highlights many different agricultural farms including dairy, fruits, vegetables, poultry, grains and meats. The story concludes with a food fact sheet encouraging children to drink plenty of water, eat fruits and vegetables and be active for at least an hour a day.

Warren County Farm Bureau is joined by the Warren County Conservation District, Future of Ag Task Force of Warren County Extension, and the Warren County Commissioners to promote this book locally.

For more information, contact Arlene Curtis, Women’s Leadership Committee chairman of Warren County Farm Bureau, at (814) 665-3143.