A nationwide initiative to promote healthy food choices, improving food quality in schools, increasing access to healthy, affordable food and encouraging physical activity to combat obesity.
A wealth of resources including Rethinking School Lunch, A Getting Started Guide for School Gardens, and a host of links to other publications and resources.
Gives a clear overview of Farm to School with tools for organizing an initial meeting, choosing procurement method, and suggestions for possible funding sources.
IATP has developed an extensive package of Farm2School tools and templates to help schools communicate about their F2S program with students, parents, community members and so on. IATP is making these resources available at no cost to schools in Minnesota.
IATP works to build thriving local food systems by strengthening small- and medium-scale sustainable farming, expanding market opportunities for farmers, creating innovative partnerships and advancing supportive policy change. Our website explains more about our work with farmers markets, cornerstores, schools, urban agriculture and other initiatives, and links you to a host of related Local Foods resources.
A USDA-wide effort to create new economic opportunities by better connecting consumers with local producers. A good resource on federal programs, funding and initiatives including Farm to School.
A key resource with a broad variety of tools, publications, research and evaluation information, videos, highlights of activity and press coverage in all 50 states, policy and legislative information, key contacts and local resources.
A national initiative that supports large school districts in their efforts to procure more healthful, more sustainably produced, and regionally sourced food, so that children may perform better in school and be healthier in life. A great source of national news and information on school meal issues.