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Evaluation for Transformation: A Cross-Sectoral Evaluation Framework for Farm to School

by National Farm to School Network and Upstream Public Health | 25-Aug-2014

This resource defines the outcomes that farm to school has the potential to achieve and it offers common language, guidelines and metrics to understand those outcomes for the first time. The framework is organized around four key sectors: public health, community economic development, education and environmental quality.

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State Farm to School Positions Guide

by National Farm to School Network | 06-Jun-2018

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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Evaluating the Economic Impacts of Farm to School Procurement

by Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems and Community Development; Libby Christensen, Becca B.R. Jablonski, Lacy Stephens, Anupama Joshi | 31-Dec-2018

This paper presents a framework for evaluating the economic impacts of farm-to-school programs, adapting the USDA’s “Local Food Economics Toolkit” for this specific context. The approach combines primary and secondary data to customize an input-output model, reflecting the complex supply chains that link producers and schools.

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2018 National Farm to Early Care and Education Survey

by National Farm to School Network & MSU Center for Regional Food Systems | 13-Nov-2018

In 2018, the National Farm to School Network and Michigan State University Center for Regional Food Systems surveyed early care and education providers across the country to better understand current initiatives, motivations and challenges in applying farm to school activities in early care and education settings.

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Compras Locales Para Los Proveedores de Cuidado Familiares

by National Farm to School Network | 31-Oct-2018

Hay muchos tipos diferentes de actividades para proyectos de la finca a la educación temprana. Una opción es servir alimentos locales, como frutas, verduras, proteínas, lácteos y granos, en comidas y refrigerios. Aquí hay algunas ideas para ayudar a que el servicio de alimentos locales en su hogar sea un éxito. [Resource in Spanish]

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