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To start a farm to school program
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I also support a national farm-to-school program and am pleased that the Farm Bill provides more than $1 billion to expand healthy snacks in our schools.
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I’ve been busy planning a farm-to-school nutrition education program for public school 4th graders
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The UNH Office of Sustainability is also a go-to source. In fact, they just recommended the following source of farm to school information and recipes: Fresh From the Farm: The Massachusetts Farm to School Cookbook. Check it out. http://www.mass.gov/agr/markets/Farm_to_school/farm_to_school_cookbook.pdf-
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Seems Congress is now trying to help the US Department of Agriculture make what has been billed as a voluntary system, mandatory, and in the process shut small farmers and ranchers out of the farm-to-school program.
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The common vine of all farm to school programs is they work to get locally grown foods purchased by schools and consumed by students.
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Castle Rock is not the only district that is attempting to source locally raised, healthier food for their students, as the growth of the National Farm to School Network can attest. So why aren’t all school districts making the switch to the more popular healthy items? Unfortunately, a number of barriers still exist.
Debra Eschmeyer of the National Farm to School Network who also raises organic...– davidgumpert.squarespace.com - Journal - Why the Raw Milk Movement Is a Different Sort of Movement; Using Children to Push NAIS
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It empowers schools to include a local preference when using federal funds to feed students.
Virginia's Farm-to-School Program →
The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has created a Farm-to-School program to get more locally-grown fresh fruit and vegetables into the diets of school teachers, students, and employees. The Farm-to-School program will bring farmers and schools together in a common goal to attack the problem of childhood obesity and provide better nutrition through consumption of fresh...
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They talked to my friend Kathleen and about the project she’s headed up - the Farm to School program - that aims to get fresh local produce into the local school system.
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The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services announced yesterday that they are launching a program called “Farm-to-School” in order to put locally grown fruits and veggies into public school cafeterias. While the press release cites the program’s impetus to be attacking childhood obesity, many have advocated eating local as a way to cut down on humanity’s “carbon footprint.”...
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In the same vein, $1 billion will expand healthy snacks for kids programs in farm to school programs.
What we do know is that kids who work in gardens, whether in school food service...– School Garden Weekly: School Garden News - Oregon
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Schools, farmers, public health advocates and policy makers are beginning to recognize the value of local procurement programs to bring the freshest, healthiest fruit and vegetables to our children at school. As we all know, getting children to eat more fruits and vegetables is an important challenge in combating the obesity epidemic — and what better way than to provide them with the...
Scary salmonella should not stop you from enjoying a tasty tomato this summer or...– UEPI News and Commentary: A Tomato You Can Trust
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He also mentioned supporting local and regional food systems, community-supported farms, a national farm-to-school program, Country of Origin labeling laws, and tough fines for large factory farms that violate environmental standards. So far, so good.
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The FoodCorps, staffed with 5 AmeriCorps VISTA volunteers, works with Montana farmers, ranchers, students, parents, teachers, and activists to change how children are fed at school. They develop farm-to-school programs in Montana schools and colleges. They organize farm tours, and plan and publicize events to promote locally grown foods. They are working to create long-term change, so projects are...
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First, Diane Conners visits Suttons Bay, where school officials, inspired by a nearby school’s very successful farm-to-school program, are studying up on doing their own local thing. Diane says that, when it comes to putting more local, fresh food on students’ plates, the key ingredient is inspiration. Click here if you’re hungry for more:...
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As president, I would implement USDA policies that promote local and regional food systems, including assisting states to develop programs aimed at community supported farms. I also support a national farm-to-school program and am pleased that the Farm Bill provides more than $1 billion to expand healthy snacks in our schools.
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The Department of Agriculture has set up a farm-to-school program which supplies grants for schools, and a pilot program designed to allow farmers at markets to accept electronic payment cards and food stamps. There will also be a farmers-to-food-banks program that will assist low-income families with purchasing fruit, vegetables, dairy and meat purchases from local farmers.
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Join Georgia Organics and the Children’s Wellness Network this weekend as we raise money for Farm-to-School programs in Georgia. Come play, learn, connect, and gather free materials on farm-to-school programs!
As president, I would implement USDA policies that promote local and regional...– Lucid Nutrition: Talking Food with Barack Obama
Everyone loves the new program, because it’s action-oriented. You could prove...– Farm to Fork