Benefits of Farm to School

Benefits of Farm to School

This fact sheet offers a research-based overview of the benefits of farm to school and provides a list of sources.  Stated benefits are provided under 5 themes:  (1) Economic Development (Job Creation and Economic Activity; Farmer and Producer Income), (2) Public Health (Student Nutrition Behaviors; Knowledge, Attitudes and Access), (3) Education (Student Engagement and Academic Achievement; Educator and Parent Engagement), (4) Environment (Food Waste; Sustainability), and (5) Community Engagement.  This resource is useful for anyone who wants to understand the value of or make the case for the farm to school approach.

Farm to school enriches the connection communities have with fresh, healthy food and local food producers by changing food purchasing and education practices at schools and early care and education sites.

Read up on The Benefits of Farm to School from the National Farm to School Network

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Published by: National Farm to School Network, Updated April 2017

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