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Action for Healthy Kids

Addresses the epidemic of overweight, sedentary, and undernourished youth by focusing on changes in schools to improve nutrition and increase physical activity. Has a chapter in Minnesota.

Alliance for a Healthier Generation

Features tools for helping schools get healthier including tips for healthy eating at school, healthy school meals and snacks, tips for teachers, ways to take action, success stories, and at-home tips for parents.

Community Alliance with Family Farmers (CAFF)

Farm to School Guide for Parents and Community Members: This user-friendly guide provides ideas on how to get started, practical ways to participate, and strategies for supporting Farm to School education in the classroom.

Cornell University

Northeast Farm to School Toolkit: Developed by Cornell University with a section for parents and community members that includes fact sheets, frequently asked questions, sample planning and action guides, and resources on taste testing, wellness policies and communication with school administration.

Farm to School in Minnesota

Survey of School Foodservice Leaders: This survey by IATP and the MN School Nutrition Association documents the growth Farm to School activity in Minnesota, types of local foods used, food purchasing strategies and on-going challenges

Farm to School Videos

The National Farm to School Network hosts a library of Farm to School videos and video submissions from students from the “What Real Food Is” initiative. You can also submit your own videos about community Farm to School efforts.

Farm to School Webinar: Lessons learned from the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy

This one-hour webinar with IATP’s Program Director for Local Foods, JoAnne Berkenkamp, provides a thorough overview of Farm to School and lessons learned from IATP’s Farm to School work in Minnesota.

Grower Perspectives on Farm to School in Minnesota: A Survey of Interested Farmers, Ranchers and Other Producers

2012 survey by IATP of interested farmers, ranchers and other producers designed to assess growers’ perceptions of Farm to School, challenges, aspirations and strategies that could enable growers to benefit more fully from this growing market. 

Kids Cooking Green

Kids Cooking Green is a series of classes and activities introducing children to the importance of eating locally grown food.

Organic Valley

A host of resources on nutrition and learning and links to organizations and websites supporting changes in school lunch.

Recipes for Healthy Kids Cookbooks

If you’re looking to add to your collection of delicious, kid-approved recipes that are made from healthy ingredients, look no further than the Recipes for Healthy Kids Cookbooks!

Slow Food in Schools

A network of community-based youth food education projects. Includes links to websites for kids cooking, curriculum, and other resources. Also a guide for getting started and information on slow foods in schools projects.

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