Browsing the "farm-to-school" Tag

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Healthy Kids: Teach Our Next Generation About Organic Foods

This month, PBS KIDS® and Whole Foods Market® announced a campaign and set of online resources dedicated to helping families learn to explore organic foods: Fantastic Organic. The Fantastic Organic web site hosts healthy recipes, videos, and information resources. Want to learn how to read an organic food label or find a local farmers market? Looking […]

August 23rd

USDA Farm to School Grant Program

The USDA is accepting applications for Farm to School Grants. The USDA is expected to award $3.5 million to schools to plan and implement farm to school programs. The first deadline is May 18, so time is already running out.

April 19th

Will Michigan House Bill Stunt Farm-to-School Efforts?

Michigan House Bill 4306 addresses school contracts for food service, custodial and transportation services. The bill aims to mandate schools to participate in competitive bidding for the provision of these services. This means all schools that have successful food service operations without corporate control will be forced into privatization. What are the basic arguments for […]

April 12th

School Lunches 3: An Inspiration and a Goodbye.

Seems like all the good food stories I find start with an amazingly dedicated person. Someone who decides to work on making things better, often as a volunteer. Someone with unusual passion and skill. The story I want to leave you with today probably started that way too, but I don’t know that for certain. […]

June 12th