Is There a Farm to School Chapter in Your Iowa County?

[by Sherry Staub]

Did you know that Iowa Lawmakers passed Farm to School legislation in 2007
to establish a program that would: “Link our public and non-public
schools with Iowa farmers as well as provide schools with fresh and
minimally processed Iowa-grown food for inclusion in school meals and
snacks and encourage children to develop healthy eating habits and
provide them with hands-on learning activities”?    

Buying
and eating fresh, locally grown food is fast becoming a national trend
and we need to include our school children in this healthful movement.


What
can you do? Lend your voice and your support by helping to establish a
local chapter of the Iowa Farm to School Initiative.  


Click on the link to see if your county already has a Farm to School chapter.

Use this handy brochure
to approach your farmers, school food service directors, or other
interested community members about Iowa’s Farm to School Program.


Sherry Staub volunteers with the Progressive Action for the Common Good Local Foods Initiative, which includes Farm-to-School, and co-facilitates a Community Garden at St.Paul Lutheran Church in Davenport, Iowa.
 

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