Policy

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.

Smart Snacks in School - Standards

A concise 2 page write-up on the USDA Smart Snacks in Schools standards for the 2014-15 school year.

Salad Bars in the National School Lunch Program (Revised Memo)

This revision includes updates based on the revised nutrition standards for school meals and includes questions and answers.

Competitive Foods and Beverage Guidelines: Alliance and USDA (Proposed) Comparison

A side-by-side comparison of the USDA's (proposed) guidelines on competitive foods and Alliance for a Healthier Generation's developed guidelines.

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."
By FRAC http://frac.org/

Creating Change in the Food System: The role of regional food networks in Iowa

"This report, authored by Rich Pirog of MSU CRFS and Corry Bregendahl of the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture at Iowa State University, details the growth and achievements of the Regional Food Systems Working Group in Iowa over the past eight years."

Regional Food Hub Resource Guide from the USDA

"Food hub impacts on regional food systems, and the resources available to support their growth and development"

Prevalence of F2S Programs in States with F2S Policy

"Are Farm-to-School Programs More Common in States With Farm-to-School-Related Laws?"
From the Journal of School Health

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