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Farm-To-School Programs Grow Students’ Appreciation for Locally Grown Food
The 527-student Riverdale School District easily began a new lunch program a...– La Vida Locavore:: Farm-To-School In Oregon
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I authored and passed the Farm to School bill to promote agriculture, allowing...– MarlowReview.com Election 2008: Choices for local voters - Dist. 50
They taste better this year,” said first-grader Julia O’Gorman, 6. “They are...– Fresh concept goes to school | ajc.com
As farmers struggle to mitigate the increasing cost of transporting produce from farm to store and schools face smaller budgets and increasing concerns over the nutritional content of school lunches, some schools opt to bring the farm to the lunch table.
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The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) serves more meals each day than...– The Most Expensive Free Lunch
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Malnutrition is usually a consequence of poverty. Farm to School programs have the ability to combat this negative effect of poverty by providing children two healthy meals a day from a local farm:
It’s really, really good,” said sixth-grader Peter Imel, while...– Food &Health Skeptic
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Educators Hungry for Farm-to-School Programs
One parent told the school’s food service manager that she had been trying...– Striving for nutrition, appeal and affordability | delmarvanow.com | The Daily Times
The National Farm to School Network sprouted from this desire to support community-based food systems, strengthen family farms, and improve student health by reducing childhood obesity.
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Including local food in school lunches and related information in the classroom is good for our students and good for Maryland. We encourage students and parents to continue asking for fresh, local produce in school lunches.
Farm-to-school supporters are gearing up to ask for it: State Reps. Tina Kotek (D-Portland) and Brian Clem (D-Salem) plan to introduce legislation in 2009 requesting that the state match a portion of the federal dollars if districts purchase Oregon foods. If the bill is enacted, the state would kick in as much as 15 cents for every lunch and 7 cents for every breakfast to purchase foods produced,...
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Supporting Tierra Miguel also helps them develop their educational programs. It’s already engaging in Farm to School in San Diego, providing freshly picked produce to improve students’ diets and bring agro awareness through curriculum, fieldtrips and the building of an education garden where youngsters can learn firsthand how Mother Nature works her magic.
Gilluly, who was handing out “I Love Eggs” stickers to students after the...– TheDay.com - State-Grown Food Program Takes Root In Norwich
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This project is truly remarkable. This program has worked, directly to protect 9,000 acres of land, they have reclaimed a former shell fish farm (in coordination with Cornell University) and now manage the site sustainably and open it up to small scale aquaculture companies, they have a CSA, support farm to market, farm to school, and much more!
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As a recent alternative to this situation, some school districts have developed salad bar programs that offer students the option of eating fresh fruits and vegetables. The assumption is that this not only reinforces life-long healthy eating habits, but improves their overall school performance. Sometimes these salad bars are an integrated component of a comprehensive Farm-to-School program that...
So my hat, if I wore won, is off in salute to all of those involved throughout...– Organic Food Examiner: Real Food: Coming to a School Near You
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The program is part of a nationwide Farm-to-School program that began in 2000. More than 2,000 school districts have some facet of a farm-to-school program, though most do not provide full meals, only selective products or educational efforts.
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We were just informed that Growing Home has been chosen as one of 25 organizations across the US to receive a Victory Against Hunger Award through the Congressional Hunger Center, National Farm to School Network, and Victory Wholesale Group.
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Farm to Cafeteria is a work group of partner organizations with the common goal of supplying healthy, local foods to schools and institutions in Colorado, including through the Farm to School program.
It’s about sustainability,” Firquain said. “It’s...– The Hays Daily News
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Even beyond the natural beauty of Missoula is the hope all wrapped up in the people doing amazing work all over Montana. The people at the Missoula Urban Demonstration Project or Sustainable Living Systems, down in Victor. The people at the Pov—staff, volunteers, residents—or at Word or Farm to School or at any and all of the churches and temples across the state. There is so much...
Farm-to-School a Hit with Students
That they know how their food gets grown — that they touch their food when...– School Serves Up Farm-Fresh Produce - As Seen On NewsCenter 5 Story - WCVB Boston
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As Speaker, Merkley established the first “Farm to School” program in Oregon. In the U.S. Senate Merkley will continue to foster relationships between local buyers and local producers by protecting regulations at the USDA that allow states to build regional preferences for local growers.