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2014-01-14 23:02:44

With as many as 40 million Americans eating in institutional cafeterias every day, schools, preschools, hospitals and prisons can have a huge impact on obesity rates and food system reform. Chicago, Ill. (PRWEB) January 14, 2014 Registration opened this week for the 7th National Farm to Cafeteria Conference, a biennial event that convenes a broad spectrum of stakeholders including educators, food service professionals, farmers, nonprofit leaders and advocates, and hospital and prison...

2014-01-07 23:01:54

37 states passed or introduced bills during 2012-2013 according to an updated National Farm to School Network report released today. Washington, D.C.; South Royalton, VT (PRWEB) January 07, 2014 Twenty states passed farm to school-related legislation in 2012 and 2013, and 17 other states introduced legislation, reports an updated National Farm to School Network (NFSN) survey released today. Prepared by legal researchers at Vermont Law School’s Center for Agriculture and Food Systems...

2013-11-06 23:02:15

An increasing number of schools are connecting students with local food and agriculture education. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) November 06, 2013 Throughout October, schools and preschools across the country celebrated National Farm to School Month with locally sourced school meals, garden festivals, farm field trips and other events that helped students improve their food and agricultural literacy and their diets while offering local farmers a new market. Farm to school is the practice of...

2013-10-24 12:27:00

District's "I'M IN" Campaign Recognizes Campuses Just in Time for Food Day LOS ANGELES, Oct. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In honor of Food Day, the Los Angeles Unified School District's (LAUSD) "I'M IN" campaign congratulates five faculty members and their respective campuses for winning the Farm to School Field Trip Contest, a program that will educate students first hand about where the food they eat in school comes from and where it's grown. The following staff members each win a...

2013-10-07 23:04:31

Schools and preschools across the country are celebrating the third annual National Farm to School Month throughout October. Farm to school practices seek to improve the health of school food and create new economic opportunities for local farmers. (PRWEB) October 07, 2013 Throughout October, schools and preschools across the country will be celebrating the third annual National Farm to School Month, an event that recognizes the significant role that farm to school can play in creating...

2013-09-10 08:32:42

Schools Across Minnesota Celebrate Local, Healthy Eating ST. CLOUD, Minn., Sept. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Backpacks, school buses and smiles on eager student faces ... all signs that school is underway again in Minnesota. An important part of making sure students are ready to learn includes nutritious breakfasts, lunches and snacks provided by school nutrition programs across the state. September is Farm to School Month in Minnesota. Farm to School is a nationwide...

2012-09-20 02:29:09

CHICAGO, Sept. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As students settle into the new school year, they're finding more local food on their lunch trays, more nutrition and agriculture-related topics in their curriculum and more gardens in the schoolyard thanks, in part, to the "Farm to School" movement. The U.S. will observe the second annual National Farm to School Month this October, but the Farm to School movement dates back to the early '90s, when only a handful of programs existed. Today, over...

2012-09-19 23:01:32

Farm to School programs are in full swing all across the country encouraging healthy choices and local food. Owatonna, MN (PRWEB) September 19, 2012 According to the National Farm to School Network, there are an estimated 2,571 Farm to School Programs in the United States. These programs are active in all 50 states, and they aim to improve student nutrition by encouraging a connection between local farms and school cafeterias. Farm to School programs are incredibly diverse and creative....

2011-10-07 10:00:00

BRIDGEWATER, N.J., Oct. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- October is National Farm to School Month, and according to Chris Ely, who deals with thousands of farmers every day in his role as farmer liaison for Applegate, the leading producer of natural and organic meats and cheeses, you don't have to live in the country to put some farm fresh in your child's lunch. "There's definitely a misconception that it's not possible to get fresh fruits, vegetables and other foods in school lunches if you...

2010-03-17 11:06:00

WASHINGTON, March 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Despite the usual abundance of nearby farms, local farm products are largely missing from most schools' lunch trays. An emerging "farm to school" movement aims to fix that by matching local farms with local schools, cutting out the middleman, and scaling up students' nutrition. Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) has been joined by Senator Arlen Specter (D-Pa.) and 12 other senators in introducing legislation to expand farm to school links to...