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How to Be a STAR Teacher

Maria Rodale | Posted 08.20.2014 | Education
Maria Rodale

STAR Program students in the garden. by Chelsey Simpson, communications manager for the National Farm to School Network As students across the coun...

Kids Can Make Healthy Food Choices: Education Is Key

Maria Rodale | Posted 08.18.2014 | Home
Maria Rodale

by Anupama Joshi, executive director and cofounder of the National Farm to School Network While politicians in Washington debate implementation of ...

Forging Peace, Growing Peace

Ali Berlow | Posted 03.16.2014 | Religion
Ali Berlow

Once I knew what the tools were made out of, I couldn't stop staring at them even though the fight or flight part of me was triggered, repelled and rapt. They were only garden tools, after all.

Why Farm to School Will Save Our Food System

Maria Rodale | Posted 02.09.2014 | Green
Maria Rodale

by Chelsey Simpson, communications associate for the National Farm to School Network For those of us interested in food system reform, there are no...

Trend Spotting at School Lunch: 6 Satisfying Proteins on Student Trays

Dayle Hayes, MS, RD | Posted 01.25.2014 | Parents
Dayle Hayes, MS, RD

Like trend-conscious restaurateurs, school nutrition professionals know that their customers want the same things they see on TV food shows with celebrity chefs.

Kale Chips for 8,000 and Other Farm-to-school Successes by the Numbers

Dayle Hayes, MS, RD | Posted 12.14.2013 | Green
Dayle Hayes, MS, RD

Despite the demands, thousands of directors across the U.S. have stepped up to the plate -- or lunch tray -- to do what Tyler, Dan and Ed do in their districts. Why? So students can have the freshest, best tasting, most nutritious meals possible and be fit, well-nourished and ready to succeed.

What's the Real School Lunch News? 31+ Million American Children Get More Vegetables Every Day

Dayle Hayes, MS, RD | Posted 11.23.2013 | Impact
Dayle Hayes, MS, RD

Where have these school lunch critics been? Clearly not dining in the districts that are featuring produce from schools gardens -- and school farms.

The Top 5 Myths about Farm-to-School Programs

Maria Rodale | Posted 08.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by Chelsey Simpson, communications associate for the National Farm to School Network Most of us can remember a childhood encounter with chicken nugg...

Farm-To-School Program Serves Up Healthy Lunches, Educates Students

Posted 01.18.2013 | Education

President Bill Clinton has stepped alongside First Lady Michelle Obama in the fight against childhood obesity by taking his message to schools. Spe...

A Critical Head Start for Pre-Schoolers: Eating Healthy Foods (video)

Rebecca Gerendasy | Posted 01.29.2013 | Home
Rebecca Gerendasy

Good nutrition has always been a focus of Head Start, but many of the children don't have access to fresh, local foods at home. Discussing this fact a...

Pure Food, Pure Love

Linda Novick O'Keefe | Posted 12.24.2012 | Home
Linda Novick O'Keefe

Happy Food Day! Today we might take a wakeful moment to give thanks to Mother Earth for nourishing us and our families over the centuries. It is a great day to consider what we put into our bodies and to take particular notice of the beautiful domino effect of supporting local food systems.

The Full School Food Equation

Debra Eschmeyer | Posted 12.16.2012 | Impact
Debra Eschmeyer

The reality is that if we want kids to be excited to find something healthier than fast food in their school cafeteria, we have to do more than change what's on the lunch tray.

WATCH: Teaching Kids About Where Their Food Comes From

Daniel Klein | Posted 04.29.2012 | Home
Daniel Klein

In this week's episode we visit a school garden and take a class on radishes with Ashley Rouse of Georgia Organics. Kids are in a lot of our videos - ...

USDA Says Farm-To-School Programs Are 'Snowballing' Across Country

AP | By STEVE KARNOWSKI | Posted 09.12.2011 | Home

MINNEAPOLIS -- The popularity of farm-to-school programs that put locally grown food on cafeteria trays has exploded in recent years – so much s...

The One True Dead Food & Dining Trend

Food & Wine | Posted 08.03.2011 | Home

[T]here is a ubiquitous phrase that we're very ready to say good-bye to: farm-to-everything. (Credit to Frank Bruni, the New York Times's newest Op-Ed...

WATCH: A Farm To Table Summer Camp

Daniel Klein | Posted 06.13.2011 | Home
Daniel Klein

Youth farm isn't your typical summer camp playing basketball or swimming, instead, these kids learn how to garden, cook (and of course play games). I...

Happy Anniversary Let's Move! FoodCorps Recruiting First Class of Service Members

Debra Eschmeyer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Debra Eschmeyer

This week, FoodCorps, a brand new and much anticipated national service organization, opens applications for its first class of service members.

Stick a Fork in It: Pass The Child Nutrition Act

Debra Eschmeyer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Debra Eschmeyer

While the resulting stuffed turkey that is the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids' Act, is not perfect, it's pretty darn good.

Dinner in the Desert

Sarah Newman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Sarah Newman

We all bear the consequences if these children don't eat.

Let's Move Child Nutrition

Debra Eschmeyer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Debra Eschmeyer

Can you show the Mom-in-Chief how motivated we are to pass the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act?

Jamie Oliver: Stirring Up a Food Fight

Debra Eschmeyer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Debra Eschmeyer

Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution is cooking up more than home made meals from fresh ingredients. The show has already stirred up deeply seeded emotions about school food feeding systems... all before the first episode airs tonight!

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...