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North Carolina Farm Fresh

by NC Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services | 23-Feb-2007

North Carolina Farm Fresh is a directory of pick-your-own farms, roadside farm markets, and farmers markets throughout North Carolina. It is designed to help consumers find the freshest locally grown fruits, vegetables, and herbs.

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Project PA: Sound Nutrition Education

by Pennsylvania Dept.of Education and Penn State | 22-Feb-2007

This website is designed to provide the tools and information needed to implement various types of Farm to School activities including: Incorporating Locally-Grown Foods into School Meals, School Gardens, and Providing Agriculture-Related Nutrition Education. This website also includes information about national efforts related to farm to school, links to PA groups and associations involved in farm to school, and contact information for individuals who are available to provide assistance to PA schools to start farm to school programs.

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Chefs Move to Schools

by Let's Move! | 22-Feb-2007

The Chefs Move to Schools program, founded in May 2010, is an integral part of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! initiative and its goal of solving the childhood obesity epidemic within a generation. This website creates a platform for chefs and schools to create partnerships in their communities with the mission of collaboratively educating kids about food and healthy eating.

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Garden-based education in school settings: The effects on children’s vegetable consumption, vegetable preferences and ecoliteracy

by Ratcliffe M. | 1-Jan-2007

The primary objective of this study was to evaluate the potential of school garden programs to address important issues related to childhood nutrition and environmental problems. A secondary objective was to develop a comprehensive theoretical framework specifically for garden-based education in school settings.

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Vermont's Guide fo Using Local Foods in Schools

by Vermont FEED | 01-Jan-2007

This guide is designed to help schools, and particularly food service, reconnect with local food systems through their school food programs. Known as the “Farm to Cafeteria” or “Farm to School” movement, this nationwide trend in school food purchasing is directly changing the way children eat at school while supporting and strengthening local agriculture.

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The Burlington School Food Project, Final Evaluation Report.

by Schmidt M.C., Kolodinsky J., Symans C. | 1-Dec-2006

The Burlington School Food Project (BSFP) is a citywide collaborative formed to address the integration of local foods into school meals and food insecurity among school-aged children in Burlington, Vermont. The Center for Rural Studies (CRS) at the University of Vermont is the external evaluator for this project and this evaluation report represents the third year of data collected from September 2005 to September 2006. Where appropriate, cumulative three year data is presented from fiscal years 2004 and 2005.

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From “old school” to “farm-to- school”; Neoliberalization from the ground up

by Allen P., Guthman J. | 1-Dec-2006

This paper explores how FTS is navigating the liminal terrain of public and private initiative, particularly the ways in which it interfaces with neoliberalism as both a material and discursive project. It examines the political emergence of school food programs and finds that FTS is strikingly similar to traditional school programs in objectives, but differs in approach

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After-school gardening improves children's reported vegetable intake and physical activity

by Hermann J.R., Parker S.P., Brown B.J., Siewe Y.J., Denney B.A., Walker S.J. | 1-May-2006

In-school gardens have been utilized to enhance children’s eating habits. In a survey of fourth grade teachers at schools reported to have gardens, 47% reported they taught nutrition along with the use of gardening and 43% reported they perceived the garden to be somewhat to very effective at enhancing children’s eating habits.

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