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Oklahoma also offers a unique program that addresses an issue on the minds of most of the nation: childhood obesity. This program is called the Farm-to-School program.
If we would like to create real choice for people, the first thing to do is to...– Mind Body Nutrition Counseling » The “Free Will” of Food
Apples, strawberries, watermelons and cucumbers were among those listed as the...– Hilltop School students give healthy snacks rave reviews - Fosters
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The 2008 Farm Bill had lots of great new programs to help producers and food-related community organizations, now it’s up to us to take advantage of these funding opportunities to build our local food system. To help you figure out which of these programs may benefit you or your organization, we’ve created a brief guide. Click here to download Good News For Local Foods in the Farm Bill.
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The Farm-to-Cafeteria group is interested in creating Farm-to-Cafeteria programs in Colorado.
One new study estimates that 24 million Americans now have diabetes, more than four times the number in 1980. The total direct and indirect cost to Americans is $218 billion each year — an average of $1,900 per American household. Each year, diabetes contributes to the deaths of more than 200,000 Americans.
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Additionally, if you’re a parent, inquire if the school your children attend is part of the Community Alliance with Family Farmers (CAFF). This group promotes the Buy Fresh, Buy Local Campaign through their Community Food Systems Program which also includes Farm to School Program. The curriculum introduces kids to locally grown food and family farmers. It is never too early to educate our...
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And while most school cafeterias are still stuck in the pizza and hot dog rut,...– Ukiah Clinic » Ten Reasons to Buy Local Food «
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While protesting the Vilsack choice is important, it’s equally vital and timely to launch a national education and policy campaign on core issues, and to keep building the so-called “alternative” food system – farmer’s markets, local food projects, farm-to-school, foodsheds, and others – into an everyday option for everyone.
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They provide a variety of training and technical assistance programs for community food projects; support the development of farm to school and farm to college initiatives; advocate for federal policies to support community food security initiatives; and provide networking and educational resources.
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The National Farm to School Network is an ongoing grassroots effort to build a local food economy, a bridge between the farmer in the field and the student in the cafeteria. Kids are beginning to learn that broccoli actually tastes good, and administrators are learning that kids will eat healthy foods when they are fresh and taste good. When you factor in possible healthcare costs down the road,...
Owner Denise Whiting believes in what Geraci’s trying to do. She thinks...– Seeds of change — baltimoresun.com
Matt Hornbeck, principal at Hampstead Hill Academy near Highlandtown, is eager...– Seeds of change — baltimoresun.com
In the schools where “farm-to-school” programs take place, school children visit farms, sometimes working on them as a learning experience, or bringing their acquired knowledge back to school gardens and greenhouses. These schools had classes where students learned to prepare whole meals from fresh ingredients. In one district, a month of school lunch menus were entirely planned and...
If you want more school gardens & local foods: Please fund school gardens and farm-to-school programs and help remove barriers to allowing schools to serve local foods.
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I don’t like broccoli,” he said. “The first time, I was just taking a look at...– Corvallis Gazette Times: Archived Articles
A couple of bills have recently been passed in the legislature that support the...– CJO’s Avenger212 - State Legislator Promotes Neighbors Helping Neighbors
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Letting schoolchildren go hungry means that the nation’s investments in...– California in danger of running out of money for school meals - Los Angeles Times
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This plan is a common-sense way to meet two very important goals: supporting our...– Brown: New Law Will Increase Fresh, Local Foods in Schools | News | Representative Terry Brown
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The school believes social behavior should be taught in a caring and supportive environment and does everything in its power to create that. And, true to the Island, the Oak Bluffs community supports the learning of locally grown, and the OBS student body is very involved in the Island’s Farm to School program.
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In just a few weeks, online registration will be available for the NM Organic Farming Conference to be held in Las Cruces February 28-March 1st.
Approximately 70 percent of farm operator households have either an operator or spouse of an operator working at an off-farm job.
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For example, I can talk all day about children’s health in North Carolina, but I know very littler about the Farm to School Program or the specifics of the dairy industry.
Schumer said Newsday’s recent series on school food sparked his concern over the financial challenges of serving students healthier food. “One of our great problems is kids aren’t eating healthy,” Schumer said. “We have great products on Long Island that are healthy and fresh.”
Promote and fund innovative farm-to-school and farm-to-community programs across...– RightSizingAmerica: Here’s what Obama needs to do
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Seventh-grader Gavin Theiring says he didn’t realize he was eating locally...– MailTribune.com: Test Kitchen
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Curry said that he would like to see more farm to school programs where local farmers supply fresh foods for children. “It supports local farmers … and you’re doing two things: providing a better diet for these kids and supporting the local farmer,” he said.
Ideally, LAUSD and other large urban districts can move more towards a farm to school approach that has already been adopted by thousands of schools across the nation. Farm to school involves procurement of locally grown food plus nutrition education in the form of farm visits and/or gardening. It’s been shown to boost consumption of fruits and vegetables and improve awareness of nutrition.
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Farm-to-school connections are sparking interest around the state, as producers, advocates, educators and food service professionals see the potential for farm-to-school programs to expand local markets for farms and provide access to more fresh foods for children and youth in schools. This past year the Legislature passed the Local Farms-Healthy Kids Act, creating a Farm-to-School Program in the...
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This is one of the reasons that the gains of a year-round Farmers’ Market and Farm to School programs are so important. The less distance our food and citizens have to travel, the better for us, for the planet, and for the local economy. If the global financial crisis doesn’t get any worse things might just be fine.