Farm to School
Farm to school is a national movement that helps connect kids to healthy, local food while also supporting local farmers and building communities.Read More
Farm to School is a national movement that helps connect children to healthy foods and educational activities around nutrition and agriculture while also supporting local farmers and building communities. Why stop there? You can adopt this same framework at home and help children understand the story behind their food and why good food matters!
Farm to School is made up of three core elements that contribute to vibrant, healthy communities and with a little shift can be adopted for use at home in your very own kitchen or backyard.
Start small and with what makes the most sense for your family and what’s currently on your plate. Pick an area of focus or activity that resonates with your child’s interests and build upon those experiences and what you learn before diving into more.
Engage with your child’s school. Many schools participate in Farm to School activities or have adopted elements of it. Talk with your child’s teacher to find out what programming is in place and how you might be able to get involved. Attend an upcoming school health team meeting and share what activities you’re implementing at home and explore ways to start or expand on something in the classroom.
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