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Farm to School + New Meal Pattern

Last Published: 03/19/2015

Farm to School + New Meal Pattern

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Now that schools are back in session and working their way through new meal pattern implementation, USDA hosts a webinar to focus on inclusion of local and regional products in the new meal pattern. Early feedback from the field suggests there is a broad continuum regarding how school districts are responding to the new regulations. As it relates to adoption of "farm to school" approaches, some schools see plenty of opportunity to buy local and others feel more constrained with regard to options for buying local. In addition to USDA Farm to School personnel, FNS Child Nutrition Program are also on hand to answer questions about the new meal pattern in general and local and regional products in specific