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Encinitas DREAMS Bigger by Growing Their Own Certified-Organic Lunch!

By. Mim Michelove   The Encinitas Union School District (EUSD) has long been known for fostering a culture where environmental and wellness learning opportunities are integrated into meaningful educational instruction. In 2014, EUSD was named California’s Green...

Community Partnerships Enrich Learning in Virginia Beach City Public Schools

By. Meghan Raftery, Virginia Beach City Public Schools   Late summer and early fall are great seasons for schools to reach out to their communities and create mutually beneficial partnerships. In Virginia Beach City Public Schools, several innovative partnerships...

Farm to School Promotes Better Nutrition, Healthier Students, and Positive Academic Outcomes

The month of October brings to mind thoughts of crisp fall weather, bountiful harvests….and apple crunches?! Yes, it’s that time of year again…Farm to School Month is officially in full swing! There is a lot to love about farm to school, from its focus on fostering...

Cultivating Healthy Students via Farm to School at San Diego Unified School District

By. Amy Garfinkel, Farm to School Program Specialist, San Diego Unified School District   If I had a seed for every time I have been asked, “what does farm to school even mean?” I could plant a dozen school gardens. For those of us who work within the farm to...

It Takes a Village to Transform School Lunches

By. Debbie Friedman, Program Director, The Conscious Kitchen   In the dining hall at Willow Creek Academy, a long line of eager kids winds its way toward the delicious aromas from the serving area, where chefs and fellow student servers with smiling faces await....

Grow. Teach. Eat. Repeat.

By. Rachael Jones, Farm to School Director, Livingston (Montana) Public Schools   We typically think of farm to school as incorporating local produce, dairy, grains, and meat into school meals, but let’s not forget fish! Along the banks of the famous Yellowstone...