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Farm to School

It Takes a Rocket Scientist?

Debra Eschmeyer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Debra Eschmeyer

For years I have been saying that it doesn't take a rocket scientist to support Farm to School because of its common sense solution to serving local h...

State of the Union's School Lunch: Nutrition as National Defense and Fiscal Health

Debra Eschmeyer | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Debra Eschmeyer

We, the voting public, need to find our voice and let our elected officials know that child nutrition in general -- and the National School Lunch Program in particular -- is a priority.

Why I Go Slow, or Why Kids Should Care About Food

Jerusha Klemperer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jerusha Klemperer

Is it possible to get someone to care about food? To put time into learning how to cook? And are the reasons a kid should care about food any different from why an adult should care about food?

FarmsReach.com: Local Produce Site Connects Restaurants, Schools To Farms

npr.org | Morning Edition | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

With the popularity of locally grown vegetables soaring, a new Web site hopes to make it easier for chefs to find farmers in their area and have produ...

Transforming the Tray: What Kids Eat Means Something

Debra Eschmeyer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Debra Eschmeyer

The Child Nutrition Act, which expires Sept. 30, determines what more than 30 million children eat at school five days a week, 180 days a year, making school meals a critical entry point for improving children's health.

Feeding Kids (Real) Food

Wesley Epplin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Wesley Epplin

Giving our kids healthy fresh foods at school stands to set an example of how to form lasting eating habits that can truly have a positive impact on their health.

Montana Food Efforts a Good Model for Hard Times

Rose Hayden-Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rose Hayden-Smith

Local food systems -- including farm-to-institution programs -- can mean real money for local farmers, local food processors and local/state economies.

Farm-To-School Programs: Growing a Healthier America

Isabel Cowles | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Isabel Cowles

Food needs a piece of that seven billion dollar pie. For fortunate Americans, food is as much a source of entertainment as it is nourishment. Yet desp...