March 29, 2007 | Written By: Healthy Schools Campaign
by Rochelle Davis, HSC Executive Director
This is part of our overall support for farm-to-school programs. Farm-to-school programs have two components: incorporating regional purchasing into school food programs; and incorporating lessons about food — where it comes from, how it is grown, how to cook it — into the classroom.
If you want to learn more about farm-to-school programs, take a look at the report “Going Local: Paths to Success for Farm to School Programs” (PDF). It includes a chapter about “Fresh From the Farm,” an educational program in the Chicago area that was created by our friends and allies Seven Generations Ahead.