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Does your school cafeteria practice scratch cooking? Does a local farmer provide the freshest broccoli to your students? Do fresh greens from the school garden end up in a healthy lunch salad? The California Farm to School Network is holding a contest to celebrate the school lunch trays throughout the state that feature the great ways that California is leading the way in providing good food to students from preschool through high school.

Winners will receive:

A copy of Life Lab's The Growing Classroom, an award-winning resource book for educators contains 480 pages of science, math, and language arts activities that you can do with your students in the garden ($40 value).
A set of 140 beautiful California Department of Education's Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Cards that displays a color photograph of a fruit or vegetable with its name in English and Spanish, plus useful nutrition and other facts on the reverse ($55 value).
Recognition and celebration in media and communications for the California Farm to School Network, a statewide initiative that links Farm to School practitioners across the state.

How to enter:

Send an email with a picture of a school meal to kala.cuerington@foodcorps.org and include a few sentences about what makes this meal great, whether it's extra healthy, garden-fresh, cooked from scratch, local, you name it! Contest ends Friday, March 7th, so submit now!

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