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State Farm to School Policy Handbook

by National Farm to School Network and Center for Agriculture and Food Systems | 13-Jun-2019

The State Farm to School Policy Handbook: 2002-2018 summarizes and analyzes farm to school bills and resolutions introduced between January 1, 2002, and December 31, 2018, from the 50 states, DC, and the U.S. territories. It also include analysis of state legislative trends, summaries of proposed bills, case studies, and additional resources for advocates.

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State Farm to School Positions Guide

by National Farm to School Network | 31-Jan-2019

This resource includes a list of existing state farm to school positions - both in state agencies and in university Extension offices - four state case studies, an analysis of the current landscape of state farm to school positions, and sample job descriptions for some of the positions featured in the resource.

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The Significance of Farm to Early Care and Education in the Context of COVID-19

by National Farm to School Network and Association of State Public Health Nutritionists | 16-Jun-2020

This resource lists reasons why farm to ECE is even more relevant during a pandemic and a post-pandemic world in supporting providers in meeting the needs of children and families. This information can provide talking points and help you connect to interested providers, families, communities, and stakeholders to help build or rebuild farm to ECE initiatives and activities.

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Farm to Early Care and Education: Toward a Shared Language

by Michigan Farm to ECE Network | 12-May-2020

Farm to early care and education (ECE) happens where early care and education and food systems meet. Although we are often working towards the same goals, it can be difficult for food systems and early care and education to communicate because there is not a shared language. This resource from Michigan State University Center for Regional Food Systems aims to begin a conversation between early care and education providers and food systems practitioners to work towards developing a shared language and fuller understanding of the common purpose we are working towards.

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Cultivating Social-Emotional Health with Farm to Early Care and Education

by Michigan State University Center for Regional Food Systems | 16-Apr-2020

Families and children are confronting stress and uncertainty in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. Parents, caretakers, and early care and education providers may be looking for ways to encourage play-based learning that can teach children critical skills pertaining to this crisis - especially those related to social-emotional health. This resource from Michigan State University Center for Regional Food Systems outlines farm to ECE activities that can be helpful for continuing to cultivate young children's emotional wellness during this time.

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Exploring Hydroponics: A Classroom Lesson Guide

by National Farm to School Network, Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation, KidsGardening | 01-May-2020

Exploring Hydroponics includes basic how-to information for growing plants hydroponically in your classroom; lesson plans to help students learn through hands-on investigations; construction plans for simple hydroponic setups; and additional reference materials to support your endeavors.

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Procuring Alabama Fruits and Vegetables

by Alabama State Department of Education and the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries | 12-Mar-2020

This handbook was developed to provide child and adult nutrition programs in Alabama
with instructions for the purchase of raw unprocessed agricultural products as defined
by the USDA, Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) in 7 CFR 210.21(g), 7 CFR 226.22(n), and
related guidance.

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Summary of Northeast Iowa Farm to School Processing Pilot, 2014-2015

by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach | 1-Sep-2018

A research project conducted in 2014-15 tested the benefits of a partnership between area school districts and the Northeast Iowa Food and Fitness Initiative's (FFI) Iowa Food Hub - a non-profit food aggregator and distributor. This publication provides information on the project and discusses challenges faced and opportunities available in providing fresh, local foods to Iowa schools.

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