Farm to School National Network

Farm to School connects schools (K-12) and local farms with the objectives of serving healthy meals in school cafeterias, improving student nutrition, providing agriculture, health and nutrition education opportunities, and supporting local and regional farmers.

Alliance for a Healthier Generation Product Calculator

A useful calculator that helps your school purchase healthy snacks under Alliance for a Healthier Generation competitive food guidelines (similar to USDA proposed guidelines).

Alliance for a Healthier Generation Product Navigator

Need to search for healthy competitive foods that follow the necessary guidlines? Here's your resource - a product navigator that compiles companies who have agreed to offer snacks under the Alliance for Healthier Generation rules.

No or Low Cost Policies to Support a Healthy School Nutrition Environment - Some Even Raise Revenue!

A healthy school nutrition environment supports learning ‐ healthy children learn better.
Research shows that students who do not have reliable, healthy meals in kindergarten are
noticeably behind their peers in reading and math by the third grade. Healthy eating helps
prevent diabetes, heart disease, and obesity, and helps children grow up to be healthier,
more productive members of society.

Tips for Making Healthy School Lunches for Less

Serving healthy school meals on a tight budget can be a challenge. The following tips were gathered from school food service professionals across the country to help make serving healthy foods more affordable. We recognize that school nutrition program costs and challenges vary from one community to the next, so while these tips may not work for everyone, we hope some will be useful at your school.

Subaru Partnership Grants

We are targeted in our approach to community investments and focus mainly on youth-based environmental programs as well as those that enhance the academic learning experience.

We seek partnerships that:
Engage youth and encourage their active participation in the learning experience, including (but not limited to) professional development for educators, programs that enhance math and science education, and literacy improvement and education.

FRAC Facts: Community Eligibility

"Community Eligibility allows schools with high numbers of low-income children to serve free breakfast and lunch to all students without collecting school meal applications. This option increases participation by children in the school meal programs, while schools reduce labor costs and increase their federal revenues, allowing for a healthier student body and a healthier school meal budget."

Breakfast in the Classroom Fact Sheet

"Serving breakfast at the beginning of the school day dramatically increases participation by making it convenient and accessible to all, no matter how students arrive at school. For instance, it eliminates the barrier often caused by tight bus schedules. Service options include breakfast in the classroom, “grab and go” breakfast service from carts or kiosks set up in school hallways or cafeterias, and breakfast after first period in middle and high schools."


"A Health Impact Assessment detailing the potential impacts of Oregon’s 2011 Farm to School and School Garden legislation"
May 2011

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