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Farm to School Fact Sheets

Factsheets are available under the following topics: Farm to School Grant Program, Farm to School Program Resources, Local Food Resources, School Gardens, Farm to School in Tribal Communities, Food Safety, Producers, Farm to Preschool. Farm to Summer, State Agencies and Cooperative Extensions, En Español.

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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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10 Facts About Local Food in Schools

Increasing access to local foods in schools is a top priority for the Office of Community Food Systems. This fact sheet, available in both English and Spanish, reviews the top 10 facts about local food in schools.

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The USDA Farm to School Grant Program

The USDA awards grants annually to help connect students to the sources of their food through education, taste tests, school gardens, field trips, and local food sourcing for school meals. This fact sheet gives an overview of the Farm to School Grant Program and highlights Farm to School grantee projects.

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Local Procurement Decision Tree

This fact sheet features the various paths a school can take to bring local foods into the cafeteria with your next food purchase. 

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Integración de alimentos de origen local a los programas de nutrición infantil

Esta hoja informativa, disponible en inglés y español, repasa los pasos para integrar con éxito los alimentos de origien local a los programas de nutrición infantil.

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Integrating Local Foods into Child Nutrition Programs

This fact sheet, available in both English and Spanish, reviews the steps to successfully integrate local food in child nutrition programs.

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What is the Food Safety Modernization Act and How Does it Apply to Produce?

This fact sheet highlights features of the FDA's Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) that may impact farm to school practitioners.

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Office of Community Food Systems Fact Sheet - Food Safety Modernization Act: Questions and Answers

This document addresses common questions regarding the impact of the Act on school gardens and other similar small producers commonly used as sources for local food.

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Get the Facts About Food Safety

A fact sheet addressing common food safety issues raised when working with school gardens or other locally sourced food.