Interested in a Farm to Cafeteria Field Trip? Community partner Renewing the Countryside is looking for schools and farmers to serve as hosts. More
First Lady Michelle Obama invites children 8 to 12 years old to create and submit original healthy lunch recipes inspired by MyPlate. Visit The Healthy Lunchtime Challenge and Kids' "State Dinner" website for contest details on how to win a trip to Washington D.C., and an opportunity to attend the Kids’ “State Dinner.”
National Farm to School Network — The 7th Annual Farm to Cafeteria Conference is set for April 15-18, 2014 in Austin, Texas. This gathering, held every-other year, brings together diverse farm to cafeteria stakeholders to learn and expand the impact of the Farm to Cafeteria movement. More information will be posted to farmtocafeteriaconference.org in the coming months.
The School Day Just Got Healthier — USDA — New website from USDA explains changes to school meal regulations starting with the 2012-13 school year. Tools and resources for various stakeholders help communicate with students, parents, teachers, other school staff, and community. Go directly to the toolkit.
Improving meal standards
Back to School — CSPI — Schools are working to implement new meal standards. New resources from the Center for Science in the Public Interest help you support healthier school meals in your community.” Be sure to check out these tips on making healthy meals for less.
Farm to School and the New Meal Pattern — USDA — Farm to School activities helps to complement and support improved nutrition standards for school meals. Hear how two food service professionals are integrating local and regionally produced foods in their meal programs.
Farm to School: A tool for success with the new nutrition standards — National Farm to School Network — Fact sheet highlights Farm to School activities and resources that can help ease the transition to the new standards and foster support for school meal programs.