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Salad Bars—The Lunchbox Guide
06
Oct

The Salad Bar Lunchbox Guide

The “Salad Bar Lunch Box Guide” was produced in the United states by the Lunchbox Organization in response to the demand by school meal providers for a detailed “how-to” guide that provided information on planning and implementing salad bars as part of the reimbursable meal programs operating in schools across the country. Salad bars (also referred...
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THE BENEFITS OF FARM TO SCHOOL
06
Oct

The Benefits of Farm to School

A farm to school resource describing the ways in which farm to school programs enable communities to connect with local food producers for access to fresh, healthy and local food and changing food purchasing and education practices at schools and preschools. National Farm to School Network Click here to see the full article.
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Hospitals and Healthy Food: How Health Care Institutions Can HelpPromote Healthy Diets
02
Sep

Hospitals and Healthy Food: How Health Care Institutions Can Help Promote Healthy Diets

For decades, U.S. food and farm policy has been poorly aligned with public health objectives. But new opportunities,including an innovative federal program that provides incentives for low-income consumers to increase their purchases of fruits and vegetables, can now begin to address the problem. Click here to see the full article. Authors: UCSUSA & Johns Hopkins Center for...
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Hospitals and Healthy Food: How Health Care Institutions Can Improve Community Food Environments
02
Sep

Hospitals and Healthy Food: How Health Care Institutions Can Improve Community Food Environments

An innovative Farm Bill program could help hospitals and community groups partner to prevent chronic illness. Click here to see the full article. Author: UCSUSA              Date: 7/18/14
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25
Aug

Farm to Childcare: Curriculum Package

A resource guide for implementing Farm to Childcare initiatives and activity ideas in daycare centres. Author: Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy Date: May 2014 Click here to see the full article.
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19
Aug

Sustainable Farm-to-Hospital Toolkit

A how-to-guide for hospitals in the development of goals, procedures and requirements related to purchase of foods directly from one or more sustainable farmers/producers; mainstream hospital procurement of food directly from sustainable farmers/producers; address the general food safety concerns that arise when serving both healthy and immune-compromised people; provide sustainable farmers/producers with the same information...
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19
Aug

Law Offers Hospitals New Incentives to Promote Healthful Eating

Nonprofits could meet community benefit requirements by supporting access to fruits and vegetables. Source: Hospitals and Health Networks Journalist: Bill Santamour Date: 08.12.14  Click here to see the full article.
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Procuring Local Foods for Child Nutrition Programs
24
Jun

Procuring Local Foods for Child Nutrition Programs

A USDA resource guide designed for schools in identifying and procuring locally grown and produced food for school nutrition programs. Download a the full report here: Procuring Local Foods for Child Nutrition Programs
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22
Oct

Local in the Lunchroom – Results From The USDA Farm to School Census

The USDA’s National Farm to School Census  data was made available on October 22, 2013, just 12 days after Farm to Cafeteria Canada released the first national survey of local food activity in Canadian schools, campuses and health care facilities To determine the prevalence of farm to school programs in the United States, USDA surveyed...
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Bearing Fruit: Farm to School Program Evaluation
03
Nov

Bearing Fruit: Farm to School Program Evaluation

Farm to school programs, which link local farmers with schools, have increased in number, from fewer than ten in 1997 to more than an estimated 2,000 programs in 2008. With this phenomenal increase, many in the farm to school movement are faced with the question: what are the specific impacts of the program? Click  here  for...
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