National Farm to School Network

National Farm to School Network

We're rooted in a vision of a just food system. Focusing on how kids eat, grow & learn about food (#farmtoschool) is our way of moving this vision into reality. is the website of the National Farm to School Network, a nonprofit organization that works to ensure equitable access to local food and nutrition education in order to improve children's health, strengthen family farms and cultivate vibrant communities.

The website provides a wealth of resources for communities that are interested in starting or expanding their Farm to School programs, including:

  • A comprehensive toolkit with information on all aspects of farm to school, from policy development to curriculum planning
  • A searchable database of farm to school programs across the country
  • A blog with news and updates on the farm to school movement
  • A variety of resources for educators, including lesson plans, recipes and activity ideas

The National Farm to School Network is a valuable resource for anyone who is interested in making a difference in the lives of children and their communities through the power of local food.

Here are some of the benefits of Farm to School programs:

  • Improved nutrition: Students who eat local food are more likely to consume fruits, vegetables and other healthy foods.
  • Reduced hunger: Farm to school programs can help to reduce hunger by providing students with access to healthy, affordable food.
  • Increased academic achievement: Students who eat healthy foods are more likely to perform better in school.
  • Stronger local economies: Farm to school programs can help to support local farmers and businesses.
  • Increased environmental sustainability: Farm to school programs can help to reduce food miles and support sustainable agricultural practices.

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