“Farm to School is broadly defined as a program that connects schools (K-12) and local farms with the objectives of serving healthy meals in school cafeterias, improving student nutrition, providing agriculture, health and nutrition education opportunities, and supporting local and regional farmers.” – Farm to School
The Farm to School Program has provided major improvements in the quality of school meals and local farm support. This week I want to feature a classmate’s blog, which focuses on school nutrition with special emphasis on Farm to School programs. Kayleigh Force’s blog Farmin’ It has lots of great posts about Farm to School Programs, cookbooks for these programs, school gardening efforts, and sustainability in the world of school nutrition.
The farm to school movement has been instrumental in school nutrition efforts made by Michelle Obama. Our First Lady has even created a spectacular garden at the White House and the USDA launched the initiative “Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food.”
If you are interested in the Farm to School Program, please visit Farmin’ It, as there is a lot more information on such topics found there.