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State Farm to School Policy Handbook

by National Farm to School Network and Center for Agriculture and Food Systems | 13-Jun-2019

The State Farm to School Policy Handbook: 2002-2018 summarizes and analyzes farm to school bills and resolutions introduced between January 1, 2002, and December 31, 2018, from the 50 states, DC, and the U.S. territories. It also include analysis of state legislative trends, summaries of proposed bills, case studies, and additional resources for advocates.

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State Farm to School Positions Guide

by National Farm to School Network | 31-Jan-2019

This resource includes a list of existing state farm to school positions - both in state agencies and in university Extension offices - four state case studies, an analysis of the current landscape of state farm to school positions, and sample job descriptions for some of the positions featured in the resource.

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Regional Trends in New England Farm to Institution Procurement Policy

by Farm to Institution New England & Center for Agriculture and Food Systems at Vermont Law School | 23-Aug-2019

All six New England states have some form of policy encouraging or requiring that institutions purchase local food products, including farm to school policies. Yet the laws differ from state to state, and in many cases, aren’t particularly effective. These are the findings outlined in this 2019 report.

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Webinar Recording: Farm to School: Cafeteria, Classroom, Community

by School Nutrition Association & National Farm to School Network | 22-May-2019

Webinar Recording: This Webinar Wednesday session hosted by the School Nutrition Association offered an overview of farm to school, including why it matters and how it supports the goals of child nutrition program, promoting successes, and evaluating your activities. This webinar was recorded on May 22, 2019.

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Webinar: Farm to Early Care and Education: Resources and Best Practices for Comprehensive and Sustainable Programmatic and State Level Initiatives

by National Farm to School Network and the Association of State Public Health Nutritionist | 23-Apr-2019

Developed to support states in the Association of State Public Health Nutritionists Farm to Early Care and Education Mini-CoIIN, this webinar provides a high level overview of resources and best practices for programmatic implementation of all three core elements of farm to early care and education. The webinar also provides guidance on successful state level strategies to promote sustained state-wide farm to early care and education initiatives.

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Sharing the Table: A Roadmap to Reducing and Recovering Surplus Food in Schools

by The Center for Green Schools | 28-Apr-2019

"Sharing the Table: A Roadmap to Reducing and Recovering Surplus Food in Schools" shares programs that can help school staff redirect food that was assembled for student meals but not eaten. Instead of being wasted, much of this type of surplus food can be given away for later consumption by students, their families and the community.

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Racial and Social Equity Assessment Tool for Farm to School Programs and Policy

by National Farm to School Network | 16-Apr-2019

This resource is intended to help advance National Farm to School Network’s racial and social equity priority by increasing our understanding of the work in the context of structural, institutional, and interpersonal racism. This tool is designed to be utilized by our national staff, Core and Supporting Partners, Advisory Board, and farm to school stakeholders.

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State Farm to School Policy Handbook

by National Farm to School Network and Center for Agriculture and Food Systems | 13-Jun-2019

The State Farm to School Policy Handbook: 2002-2018 summarizes and analyzes farm to school bills and resolutions introduced between January 1, 2002, and December 31, 2018, from the 50 states, DC, and the U.S. territories. It also include analysis of state legislative trends, summaries of proposed bills, case studies, and additional resources for advocates.

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Organics in Farm to School

by National Farm to School Network | 4-Apr-2019

Schools across the country are applying organic principles to the three core elements of farm to school - local food procurement, schools gardens, and food and agriculture education. This fact sheet shares keys to success for integrating organics in farm to school practices and highlights three case studies of school districts finding success with organic practices.

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Webinar Series: Resource Roundup

by National Farm to School Network | 13-Mar-2019

This quarterly NFSN webinar series provides a brief highlight of a new or innovate farm to school or farm to early care and education resource. Webinars will take place the third Wednesday of February, May, August and November from 3-4 PM ET. Registration & recordings available here.

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