F2S News: December 2010

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Welcome to the first Farm2School e-newsletter from the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy. We hope you'll enjoy it.

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President Obama signs child nutrition bill, a priority for first lady

Michelle Obama can check off a top priority on her to-do list: The child nutrition bill was signed into law by her husband Monday morning, capping months of advocacy by the first lady as part of her efforts to reduce childhood obesity. Read More

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Sibley East Schools: Unique Approach to Farm to School Unifies Community

Students, teachers and food service workers have taken Farm to School to new heights at Sibley East High School in south central Minnesota, creating a self-perpetuating program that not only provides students with healthy produce, but also exposes them to food production. Read More

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I Believe: "We have the power to change, improve and reclaim our food systems"

After watching her family farm outside Washington D.C. dismantled and turned into developments, Dana Hudson came to Vermont and started what is now known as the Farm to School program, linking schools and farmers, teaching children the importance of fresh, local produce. Read More

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Minnesota Parent: From farm to tray

Whole wheat French bread, edamame, corn on the cob, fresh broccoli, roasted harvest vegetables, baked squash, roasted red potatoes. You wouldn't expect to find these foods in the cafeteria - much less on school lunch trays - but they are all now regularly served in St. Paul Public Schools (SPPS). Read More

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