In November 2010, Congress approved a resolution to officially designate October as National Farm to School Month. The passage of House Resolution 1655 demonstrates the growing importance and role of Farm to School programs as a means to improve child nutrition, support local economies and educate children about the origins of food. Want to learn more about farm to school? Head over to the National Farm to School Month site for more www.farmtoschoolmonth.org/
California is a national leader in farm to school programming. Check out these profiles of districts www.healthyschoolenvironment.org/farmtoschool working to bring more fresh fruits and vegetables to school food while making the farm to fork connection.
Attend a free training for school personnel and community partners. Fresh Fruits and Vegetables a Centerpiece for a Healthy School Environment www.healthyschoolenvironment.org/workshop-registration trainings take place in six locations across California this fall and spring Gardens can be a great addition to a farm to school programs.
Check out CSGN’s Eat page for garden-enhanced nutrition education resources.