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Tok embraces Farm-to-School with year-round greenhouse
29
Jan

Tok Embraces Farm-to-School With Year-Round Greenhouse

Photo:  Purple potatoes were picked in September. Photo courtesy Jason Fastenau. Culture is not just the shared ideas, values and customs of a group of people. Culture is cultivation, growth and improvement, and cultures are often built around food. A new greenhouse in Tok represents every meaning of culture. Gateway Greenhouse, built in 2013, is entering...
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Just a Few Quick Visits to the Garden and Kitchen May Help Kids Eat Healthier
05
Jan

Just a Few Quick Visits to the Garden and Kitchen May Help Kids Eat Healthier

Endless are the tricks that adults use to get kids to eat vegetables. Derek Hersch has found a winning one in his Superhero Salad, which has the power to persuade kids to eat spinach. Judging by a recent review of studies published in the Centers for Disease Controls’ Preventing Chronic Disease: Public Health Research, Practice...
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Farm to Institution New England (FINE)
05
Jan

Webinar: Food Service Management Company 101: A webinar for food system advocates

Farm to Institution New England (FINE) assembled a team of experienced “supply chain facilitators” in 2013 and 2014 to conduct research on FSMC operations and practices. They interviewed 35 current and former officials of FSMC and other food system leaders, and compiled regional and cross-sector information about the food purchasing policies and procedures of the...
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Schools Use Creative Approaches to Serve Local Foods (And to Get Kids to Eat Them)
12
Dec

Schools Use Creative Approaches to Serve Local Foods (And to Get Kids to Eat Them)

Serving locally grown food is a big trend in school cafeterias, but it can seem out-of-reach for some food-service programs, particularly those in small, rural schools. To ease the path for those schools, and to encourage innovations that others can adopt, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm to School program awards planning and implementation grants...
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There's a Hospital-Food Revolution Happening in America
03
Nov

There’s a Hospital Food Revolution Happening in America

Purchasing from local farms and other producers is good for the economy and good for patients. Food-service managers and chefs from seven medical facilities along the 11-mile stretch between the downtown areas of Minneapolis and St. Paul, called the Central Corridor, met recently to eat community garden carrots and local handmade tamales. They gathered, along...
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The (Campus) Garden Guide
03
Nov

The (Campus) Garden Guide

This comprehensive booklet from our colleagues at the Real Food Challenge in the US provides a practical step by step guide to plan and implement an a campus food garden. Author Louisa Denison, a student at Harvard University designed this resource with students in mind. Whether you are at the design stage or at the...
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Rural Childhood Obesity Prevention Toolkit
21
Oct

Rural Childhood Obesity Prevention Toolkit

This new policy toolkit advocates Farm to School as one of a number of measures to prevent childhood obesity and to support healthy rural communities. The Rural Childhood Obesity Prevention Toolkit provides comprehensive policy options for healthy eating and active living that rural communities can implement to address this threat to children’s health. Recommendations are...
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Strategies to Prevent Obesity and Other Chronic Diseases
16
Oct

Strategies to Prevent Obesity and Other Chronic Diseases

Farm to institution programs are listed as one of the top 10 strategies to combat chronic disease and obesity. This document provides guidance for program managers, policy makers, and others on how to select strategies to increase the consumption of fruits and vegetables. It offers the most relevant information on each type of strategy. The...
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16
Oct

Farm to Elementary School Programming Increases Access to Fruits and Vegetables and Increases Their Consumption Among Those With Low Intake

Report assessing the effectiveness of Wisconsin Farm to School (F2S) programs in increasing students’ fruit and vegetable (FV) intake. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior Andrea B. Bontrager Yoder, PhD, MM; Janice L. Liebhart, MS; Daniel J. McCarty, PhD; Amy Meinen, MPH, RD; Dale Schoeller, PhD; Camilla Vargas, MS; Tara LaRowe, PhD, RD June 18,...
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Growing Your Farm to School Program
06
Oct

Growing Your Farm to School Program

A US resource filled with tips, examples and additional resources to reference when starting or growing a farm to school program. Click here to see the full article.
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