Schools Connect with Local Farms this October!

Anupama Joshi is the Executive Director and Co-Founder of the National Farm to School Network, who loves to cook, especially with her 9-year old son. She’s also a friend of Whole Kids Foundation opens in a new tab® and we’re happy to support her efforts.Your kitchen is only part of your child’s food story: By the time they graduate high school, many kids have eaten over 4,000 meals in their school cafeterias! That’s 4,000 opportunities to make a real connection with food and the farmers producing it and to learn about healthy food choices.   

Farm to School programs across the country are making the most of these opportunities, providing more than 5.7 million students access to locally produced foods in the cafeteria and hands-on nutrition education activities in classrooms and school gardens. This October we celebrate their success with National Farm to School Month! opens in a new tab

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Farm to School Month is designed to create a buzz around the more than 12,500 participating schools so that others can get inspired and get a taste of Farm to School activities. There’s plenty to be excited about! Farm to School is a win-win for everyone involved: students, schools, teachers, food service workers, parents, community members, and farmers. 

How can you get involved? 

Happy Farm to School Month! Will you be celebrating? Let me know how in the comments below.



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