Locally Grown Food in Schools

Reports show that USDA Farm to School Program has increased amount of locally grown food in schools.

| May/June 2015

  • Local foods are being served in school lunchrooms.
    Photo courtesy USDA

The results of a recent survey show that up to 36 percent of schools served locally grown food for the school years of 2011-2012 and 2012-2013, and many of the school districts that opted for locally produced foods also reported that they participate in other farm-to-school activities. This comes after the establishment of the USDA Farm to School Program, which encourages school districts to source locally grown and produced food for school meals served through the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs.





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