Mobile Dairy Classroom visits Richmond’s Grant Elementary

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Mobile Dairy Classroom visits Richmond's Grant Elementary
All photos courtesy of Raechelle Forrest, communications manager for the West Contra Costa Unified School District.

Grant Elementary students didn’t have to go to the farm to receive an immersive education on food literacy. On Tuesday, the farm came to them.

The Mobile Dairy Classroom Assembly by the Dairy Council of California dropped by the elementary school campus at 2400 Downer Ave. in Richmond Tuesday morning to provide students with insight into where dairy foods come from. Attending the event was Olaf, a one-week-old calf making his first visit to a school, and an older “superstar” named Buttercup.

“The presentation itself teaches kindergarten through 6th-grade students about food literacy, where dairy foods come from, cow care on the farm, the milking process and more,” Grant Elementary School Principal Farnaz Heydaris said. “Language arts, math and science are integrated into the lesson, which aligns with Common Core State Standards.”

For more information about the program, visit here. Here are photos from the event, courtesy of Raechelle Forrest, communications manager for the West Contra Costa Unified School District.