“It’s all about educating our youth,” she said.
This program is a part of a classroom teaching curriculum where children learn fun facts about fruits and vegetables and taste a fruit or vegetable that they may have not had the opportunity to try before.
Athanasopulos is enjoying the moment but looking toward the future.
“I would like to further educate children about the benefits of produce because I feel that everyone needs to do their part by simply getting produce in front of children and showing them that eating right can be fun and that it can taste good,” Athanasopulos said.
“Melissa is a leader,” Teske said. “She has a very bright future at Del Monte, and I expect her to be a leader with the company for years to come.”