Farm to School: Eating to learn, learning to eat
In Minnesota and across the country, schools are embracing Farm to School.
By improving the offerings of fresh fruits and vegetables, Farm to School programs will help make the healthy choice the easy choice for students and school staff. Thanks to Farm to School, kids eat more fresh local foods and learn about where their food comes from, all while supporting local farmers. By connecting farms and schools, children, schools and farmers all benefit. Learn how many schools nationally and in Minnesota connect with farms.
October is Farm to School Month!
October is National Farm to School Month, a time to celebrate the connections that are happening all over the country between schools and local food! Whether you are a food service professional, a farmer, a teacher, or a food-loving family, there are plenty of ways to celebrate and get involved. To learn more, go to Minnesota’s Farm to School Month website.
Has your school considered a Farm to School program?
"The positive benefits nutritionally along with the educational benefits of talking about where their food is coming from have been exciting."
— Elizabeth Dohnansky: Director of Food & Nutritional Service, Cloquet Public Schools
Updated Monday, August 22, 2016 at 03:00PM