farm_to_school_pp

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Sustainable Dining at Schools
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Introduction Increasing rate of obesity Decrease in local farms Farm-to-school/college programs as a solution
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What is Sustainable Dining? Looking back at history – connection between agriculture and the food at one’s table Buying seasonal produce & food products from local farmers & purveyors
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Why Sustainable? Increase in obesity in school-age children Decline in local farmers Restimulate local economy Decrease environmental pollution
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Farm-to-School Programs in the Elementary Setting Bids & buying “American” in federal nutrition program DOD & fresh produce program
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Farm-to-School cont. Olympia School District No dessert! Buy organic Madison Metropolitan School District Grants
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What will the Kids Think? Initial resistance Small, whole fruit without blemishes Vegetables with dip Enriched curriculum
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Unformatted text preview: Curiosity & knowledge leads to eating Decrease in waste Farm-to-College Programs Fast food chains & processed food Need & demand for more healthy meal options Philosophy into action & peaks awareness Farm-to-College Programs Yale & the Sustainable Food Project Middlebury College & an Environmental Center Stanford moving cautiously Conclusions Early stages of development Healthier & more knowledgeable students Improves local economy Builds community network Is a group effort Contribution to Field Insight into different foodservice options Peaks interest of foodservice directors Can make school foodservice a group effort Application of Farm-to-School Programs Provides examples of successful programs Encourages foodservice managers to further research topic for use Can start small & build up from there Incorporation into curriculum Any Questions?...
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