Our top legislative priorities for CNR are: 1. Provide $50 Million Mandatory Funding for Farm to School Programs 2. Improve Access to Child Nutrition Programs and Increase Reimbursement Rates 3. Strengthen Nutrition Standards for School Meal Programs and Competitive Foods
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I’m on board with the food activists who say gardening and farming should be a part of our public education. Even if most of us aren’t going to grow our own food, it would do a lot for us to at least know how it’s done. There has been increasing popularity in school garden projects, and farm to school programs, and I think that’s a great thing.
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The Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project (ASAP) is a great regional resource. Based in Asheville, NC, they are dedicated to ‘expanding local food markets that will preserve our agricultural heritage, give everyone access to fresh, healthy food, and keep our farmers farming’. Among the many things they offer are Farm to Business, Farm to School, and Farm to Hospital resources; Conferences...
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On Thursday last week Rolling Acres Farm had the opportunity to participate in an unusual and interesting event. Kathy Henningsen, the Wellness Coordinator for the Atlantic School System and Mary Olnes, Cass County Wellness Director received a small grant from the Iowa Farm to School Council to hold a farmer’s market for the Schuler Elementary students. What an exciting hour it was in the gym!...
Merrigan’s memo urges her fellow USDA administrators to take advantage of...– Obama Foodorama: Cash For The Obama Food & Ag Paradigm Shift: Merrigan’s New Memo Explains Funding Opportunities For First Lady’s Food Initiatives
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Will your next Farmers Market be at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave?
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Work with like-minded parents at your child’s school to initiate healthier options for school lunches purchased at school, such as farm-to-school programs and vendors that provide healthier, more sustainable, and organic product options. Realize you are dealing with both federal and school district policies that require patience and group organizing to change.
Anything I can get local that is feasible, I buy,” Hensley said. “It’s fresher.”...– Simply Fresh brings city schools produce straight from the farm - Kingsport Times-News Online
I would love to see this go to the next level of educating kids on gardening and...– Brother and sister hoping to launch Pembroke farmers market | Pembroke Express - Hometown newspaper for Pembroke, Mass.
And so what we’ve got to do is to change how we think about, for example,...– La Vida Locavore:: Obama Connects Food to Health
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Fresh Fruits and Vegetables: A Centerpiece for a Healthy School Environment - Fall 2009, across California This two-day training provides tools to support an increase of fresh fruits and vegetables on school campuses and farm-to-school programs through fun, interactive, and skill-building activities Notes: This training replaces the Fall Shaping Health as Partners in Education (SHAPE) workshop. 2....
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Not only will this Time for Lunch! Project create a wholesome source for locally grown food in Dover Schools all year long, it will also raise awareness of ways we can act together to bring real food back to school cafeterias.
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Today’s article added that, “The Department of Agriculture is expected to upgrade school food nutrition standards this year, many of which haven’t been changed for nearly 15 years. And because many Obama U.S.D.A. appointees are focusing on improving student health through better food, the department has started an aggressive effort to study reform efforts big and small. These include the national...
The Farm to School Network was brought up twice during the hour and a half...– Richmond County Daily Journal - Elected leaders touch on issues
NH Farm to School– MJ’s Business IT Blog: Helping to Promote Sustainability
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Western North Carolina is a leader in the school garden trend, and kids heading back to school for the year have a wealth of Farm to School opportunities. Growing Minds, a project of the nonprofit organization Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project (ASAP) , is helping schools offer local food in their cafeterias, school gardens, farm field trips, and other positive experiences with healthy...
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Primary goals of Time for Lunch are to increase the amount allotted for each school lunch by a dollar - from $2.57 to $3.57, to guarantee 50 million dollars in funding for Farm-to-School programs, and to enact high standards for all food sold in schools, including vending machines and fast food outposts.
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Obama on School Lunch
The National Farm to School Network is a collaborative project of the Center for...– Greening Our Schools, Part III « Cera
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• Want to take a more proactive approach to ensure that school cafeteria food meets your green standards? Check out the Farm to School Program, which partners schools and local farmers. This program includes farm visits, farmers’ visits to classrooms, and students participating in a wide variety of agricultural experiential education programs.
President Obama: I remember when I used to get school lunches sometimes they...– Obama Foodorama: President Obama Announces School Lunch Policy Changes During Interview With 11-Year-Old Reporter Damon Weaver
Fish sticks, tater tots and sloppy joes If we are what we eat, then what have...– Cherry Capital Foods: School Food
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SB 1027 Sen. Kirk Watson Establishes a farm-to-school task force so public schools have more locally grown fresh food.
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Lynn Fallon Wants Good Food In Schools
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And there are many farm-to-school programs like the one in Santa Monica, California where the public school district has bought farmers’ market produce for their salad bars for 11 years.
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“The Child Nutrition Reauthorization Act—important legislation regarding Farm to School programs that make local food, school gardens, and farm field trips available to children—is coming before Congress. Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project (ASAP), the Southeast Regional Lead Agency for Farm to School, is urging the public to advocate for mandatory funding for a Farm to School grant...
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Michelle Ratcliffe, Director of Farm to School Programs, Ecotrust’s Food and Farms —Learn how changes that are happening in cafeterias and school systems nationwide will impact your business in the near future.
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Child Nutrition Reauthorization Act
MORE WIDESPREAD USE OF FARM-TO-SCHOOL PROGRAMS
F2S programs are about far more than getting local foods into school cafeterias;...– CT Health Notes Blog: Farm to School panel at CSG/ERC meeting
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Bluebird Market CELEBRATES NATIONAL FARMERS MARKET WEEK
As a former school food director for a program serving 8000 kids, I have to say,...– Do You Pack Lunches for Your Kids at School or Do They Eat Hot Lunch? - Organic Grocery Deals
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Michigan Farm to School Meeting
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We must fund grants for Farm to School programs and school gardens,...– Civil Eats » Blog Archive » Feeding Our Kids Better School Lunch