Learn about USDA’s efforts to connect schools with local or regional producers in order to serve local or regionally produced foods in school cafeterias. In addition to procurement activities, food, agriculture, and nutrition-based educational efforts that span a host of hands-on experiential activities, the session will also discuss school gardens, field trips to local farms, and cooking classes, and standards-based curriculum centered on food, agriculture, and nutrition. The webinar will discuss how farm to school fits in with the new meal pattern for school lunches, as well as the farm to school grant program.
Date and Location
January 23, 2013, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM