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Pennsylvania Harvest of the Month (PA HOM) is a program developed by the Pennsylvania Department of Education and Project PA (Penn State University) to promote a local agricultural product each month through schools, child and adult care centers/day care homes, and summer feeding sites. The program aims to provide participants

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This guide walks individuals through the process of local purchasing, defines different types of purchasing for CACFP, and discusses the process for finding and purchasing local foods in Georgia.

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The Getting Started: Georgia Farm to Early Care and Education Guide is intended for early care and education providers, directors, administrators, families, and partners. The guide provides beginner information on how to implement all aspects of Farm to ECE including gardening, hands-on food education, family engagement, and action planning. This

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This is a case study that follows the introduction of local food and Farm to School programming for the first time at Boston Public Schools. Qualitative data were collected to understand successes and barriers that occurred over the past three years as BPS began local food procurement. The resource can

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SFSP sponsors participating in the Farm to Summer Challenge can use this toolkit to help them execute the Farm to Summer Challenge. The toolkit includes resources and ideas for taste testing events, nutrition education, and even social media tips to promote the event.

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SFSP sponsors can use this resource at summer sites to encourage participation. The resource includes a bingo card and local foods passport children can fill in as they eat fruits and vegetables throughout summer.

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SFSP sponsors can use this resource to identify new, seasonal recipes to test at summer meal sites. Each standardized recipe contains an associated handout that can be paired with a taste test or used alone for nutrition education. The handouts can even be printed and sent home with children.

Farm to School Grant funds

Resource Category:Promoting Your Farm to School Program

Organization: Visualz

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Engage children in learning where the food we eat comes from with fun and educational activities in the Farm to Fork Fun! Appropriate for ages 7-11

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Harvest with Holly videos explore Georgia's Harvest of the Month initiative by discussing how these items grow, where they grow in Georgia, and how they get from the farms to school meals all across our state. Episodes feature examples of how items are used in School Meals and ideas for

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Target Audience: Any individual involved in F2S procurement, especially for Federal Nutrition Programs and in South Dakota Purpose: Provide responses to commonly asked questions about serving beef and bison in South Dakota CNP meals and snacks. https://extension.sdstate.edu/frequently-asked-questions-faqs-about-serving-bison-and-beef-usda-child-nutrition-programs-south

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This is a quick guide for anyone interested in starting a school garden.

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This guide helps teachers or other group leaders plan a farm field trip from start to finish. The guide is available in English and Spanish.

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IL Harvest of the Month helps child feeding sites and garden sites buy, grow, and serve more local food while teaching kids about healthy eating, nutrition, and local food. Our program guide shares best practices for early childhood thru grade five.

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Interdisciplinary, standards-based food and garden education curriculum for PreK - 5th grade; sequenced according to seasonal topics and adaptable for a range of uses from embedded programming, to supplementing classroom or virtual learning.

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We know that students are sometimes reluctant to try new foods. It can often take multiple exposures to build acceptance. The IFSN guide is designed to help feeding and garden sites conduct quality taste tests for children in grades Pre-K-5.

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Local menu ideas, fun facts and activities are included in this booklet to help start or continue incorporating local foods in Child Nutrition Programs.

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The Shop Kansas Farms website can connect you with safe and nutritious local products available for sale. View the map at https://shopkansasfarms.com/map/ . The interactive map allows you to search by region, county, and city by food category.

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Tower Garden STEM lessons designed for 4th grade level include Grow, Seeds, Water, Sunshine and You! Each lesson has a puzzle piece included to complete the puzzle when lessons are finished.

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An inspiring video for foodservice directors thinking about shifting their food procurement and menu options to feature more plant-forward entree items.

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Four-part Webinar Series for foodservice directors on Healthy, Climate-Friendly School Food: Strategies for Success.

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An inspiring and educational resource for school foodservice directors and advocates to learn about the importance of shifting menus and the resources available to help.

Resource Category:Other

Organization: Friends of the Earth

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A video to help inspire students to get involved in a school district's sustainable food efforts.

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An inspiring story from Oakland Unified provides a roadmap for change, showing how to feed kids healthier, more sustainable food on tight budgets.

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This report spotlights 3 schools that are implementing a values-based, climate-friendly school food service model rooted in providing 100% organic, scratch-cooked, and plant-forward school meals in low-waste kitchens. We hope it inspires directors!

Resource Category:Other

Organization: Friends of the Earth

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The Organic School Food Roadmap is a practical “how-to” guide, developed to help school food service teams make organic purchasing decisions and overcome key challenges when buying organic foods.