MADISON, Wis. -

Madison schools are working with REAP Food Group to serve Wisconsin-grown produce for some free meals served during summer break, according to a release.

The program teaches children about healthy eating and encourages them to taste fresh vegetables, officials said.

“REAP Food Group is excited to expose children to a range of local produce, strengthening the connection to local farmers,” said Natasha Smith, farm to school produce manager for REAP Food Group.

“We’re pleased to partner with REAP Food Group to offer more local produce options,” Madison Metropolitan School District Food and Nutrition Director Steve Youngbauer said.

The summer food program serves meals Monday through Friday until Aug. 15, officials said. No registration is required. Children can drop in and enjoy a nutritional meal at any of the MMSD food sites.

The program is federally funded through the U.S. Department of Agriculture, according to the release.