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To make sure our kids maintain proper nutrition during the summer months, the Institute of Population Health (IPH) started the Meet UP and Eat UP program, a program that provides free lunch to children and disabled adults. Meet Up and Eat Up will provide lunches to children up to 18 years of age and special needs adults up to 26 years of age at sites throughout Detroit.
As a part of the federal Summer Food Service Program, the IPH has partnered with churches, the City of Detroit Parks and Recreation Centers, community-based organizations, and arts and sports programs to become sites in the community where children can be fed. The IPH's Meet UP and Eat UP program has the capacity to serve over 2,000 meals per day at 32 local lunch sites.
The Meet UP and Eat UP program serves lunch daily from 12-1 p.m. thru August 30th. Lunches include one serving each of milk/dairy, meat, grain/bread, fruit, and a vegetable. To help children learn proper nutrition and expand their food choices, children are able to choose from a variety of fruits and vegetables, breads, and wraps.
Summer vacation should mark a time of fun and growth. We must make sure our children are fed and properly equipped to continue their learning and development even when school is out. For more information about locations and times for the Summer Food Service Program and Meet UP and Eat UP, contact the IPH at 313-324-9482. You can also access information on our website at www.ipophealth.org, or visit the IPH at 1151 Taylor Street, Detroit, 48202.
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