Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
Farm to School Resources

Plan your Farm to School program using the new Farm to Child Nutrition Programs Planning Guide. This guide uses the same concepts below to create a robust farm to school program for the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), School Breakfast Program (SBP), Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) and Seamless Summer Option (SSO), and Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP).

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CFS Resources
Resource | Webinars/Videos
Community Food Systems Videos & Webinars

Watch this new video to learn how farm to school is making a difference all across the country. Take one small step and share this video across your networks!

Resource | Newsletters
E-letter Archive

The Dirt, USDA’s Office of Community Food Systems monthly E-letter is chock full of updates, webinar info, relevant news, and field notes. Check out the archives, below, to explore grantee success stories, resource highlights, and Census facts.

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About the Census
Resource | FAQs/Q&As
USDA Farm to School Team Site Visits - FAQs

-- When were the school districts selected for 2010 site visits?
-- How did the USDA Farm to School Team engage with the partners that assisted with farm to school implementation during the 2010 site visits?
-- How did the state agencies participate in the 2010 site visits?
-- Did the Farm to School Team meet with area farmers during their 2010 visits?
-- Will there be an opportunity for the USDA Farm to School Team to visit more schools in the future?
-- Will information from the 2010 site visits be shared publicly in some format?

Resource | Grants
1998 Team Nutrition Training Grants

State Agency Proposal Summaries

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New USDA Data Show Growing Farm to School Efforts Help to Reduce Plate Waste, Increase Student Participation in Healthier School Meals Program

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced preliminary Farm to School Census data for school year 2013-2014 that indicate strong farm to school programs can increase the number of students purchasing school breakfast and lunch, improve consumption of healthier foods at school, and reduce plate waste. Census data also indicate that schools purchased nearly $600 million worth of food locally in school year 2013-2014, a 55 percent increase over school year 2011-2012 when the first Farm to School Census was conducted, creating new marketing opportunities for farmers and ranchers in their communities.

Resource | Grants
2011 Team Nutrition Training Grants

State Agency Proposal Summaries