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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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 is a series of classes and activities introducing children to the importance of eating locally grown food.
A host of resources on nutrition and learning and links to organizations and websites supporting changes in school lunch.
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!
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.