Farm to School Program
||The Farm to School Program involves a variety of school experiences and programs about gardening, educating children about nutrition and purchasing fresh, locally grown farm products. Farm to School connects schools
(K-12) and local farms with the objectives of:
- serving healthy meals in school cafeterias;
- improving student nutrition;
- providing agriculture, health and nutrition education opportunities; and
- supporting local and regional farmers.
|The Connecticut Department of Agriculture works with state agencies such as the Connecticut Department of Education, and has developed a Web site devoted to Connecticut’s Farm to School Program. This site contains:
- a list of participating school districts;
- a list of participating farmers;
- Farm to School promotional materials and programs; and
- Web links and publications.
|Uncas School in Norwich, Connecticut celebrates Connecticut Grown for Connecticut Kids Week.|
Students are pictured with Jean Palazzi from Palazzi Orchard in Dayville, CT.
For more resources, review "Farm to School"in the Nutrition Education section of the CSDE's Resource Lists.
CSDE School Nutrition Programs Staff
Connecticut State Department of Education
Bureau of Health, Nutrition, Family Services and Adult Education
25 Industrial Park Road, Middletown, CT 06457
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