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.
This factsheet highlights why summer meals are ripe for local foods and agriculture-based activities.
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.
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.
This fact sheet explores how schools and tribes are integrating traditional foods into child nutrition programs.
This fact sheet will assist Extension professionals in getting involved with farm to school.
This fact sheet, Research Shows Farm to School Works, reviews the USDA 2015 Farm to School Census.
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.
This factsheet gives examples, tips, and information for putting local meat on school menus.
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.