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School Gardens: Using Gardens to Grow Healthy Habits in Cafeterias, Classrooms and Communities

This fact sheet reviews school farms spanning acres in Minnesota, indoor tower gardens in Vermont, raised beds in New York City, aquaponic systems in the Virgin Islands, and native food gardens in tribal communities.

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Farm to Summer Factsheet

This factsheet highlights why summer meals are ripe for local foods and agriculture-based activities. 

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Farm to Preschool: Local Food and Learning in Early Child Care and Education Settings

This fact sheet discusses how farm to school isn’t just for K-12 institutions; an increasing number of early child care and education providers are engaging in farm to preschool activities.

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Gardens in Tribal Communities

Tribal communities are growing gardens of all forms from medicinal gardens and small community gardens to larger food production gardens to school gardens. This fact sheet primarily focuses on tribal school gardens.

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Bringing Tribal Foods and Traditions into Cafeterias, Classrooms, and Gardens

This fact sheet explores how schools and tribes are integrating traditional foods into child nutrition programs.

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Cooperative Extension Supporting Farm to School

This fact sheet will assist Extension professionals in getting involved with farm to school. 

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Research Shows Farm to School Works

This fact sheet, Research Shows Farm to School Works, reviews the USDA 2015 Farm to School Census.

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Office of Community Food Systems Resources

OCFS seeks to increase the availability of local foods in child nutrition programs, promote hands-on learning activities such as gardening, farm visits, and culinary classes, and encourage the integration of food related education into regular, standards-based curriculum to help children make lifelong healthy eating choices. 

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Local Meat in Schools

This factsheet gives examples, tips, and information for putting local meat on school menus.  

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USDA Foods: A Resource for Maximizing Food Budgets To Buy Local

This factsheet explains how USDA Foods support the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and the school meal pattern requirements to make it easier for schools to prepare healthy meals using local foods.