Last year, they ate bugs. This year, they’re turning compostables into projectiles. All to benefit school gardens. The folks at REAL School Gardens are at it again.
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Farm to school programs change kids’ lives positively. But that’s not all. Read this and get inspired to help grow the farm to school movement in your area.
How does your state rate with respect to promoting and supporting local food? Find out now. Scan the Strolling of the Heifers’ third annual Locavore Index.
The USDA recently awarded the first group of farm to school grants. Totaling more than $4.5 million, the grants will help farmers get their produce into local schools.
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 […]
Fish for Kids is another example of how feeding schoolchildren locally-sourced foods benefits the kids and the community.
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.
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 […]
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. […]
In my last post, I suggested that school lunches are a reflection of our society’s crazy relationship to food. And there is no doubt that evidence for what Michael Pollan has called our “national eating disorder” can be found in many school cafeterias. I stopped by my daughter’s school yesterday at lunch time to see […]
I have to admit that my 3rd grader doesn’t eat school lunches. She has tried what the kids call “hot lunch” exactly 3 times in her entire public school career. She doesn’t like them. At all. Every morning, I fix her lunch, and although I sometimes grumble a little, I am glad to get to […]